The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change.
From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, our research is making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives across the globe.
Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
Astronomers uncover hidden stellar birthplace
A team of astronomers from Manchester and Bonn have uncovered a hidden stellar birthplace in a nearby spiral galaxy, using a telescope in Chile.
Sociologists pilot sketching as way to unlock data
Researchers are using sketching alongside more traditional qualitative research methods to unlock new data in areas such as studying dementia.
Unique exhibition documents personal impact of austerity
Research into the social impact of spending cuts to Manchester communities and families has been turned into the UK’s first multisensory exhibition on the issue of austerity.
Neuroscience researcher wins prestigious prize
Siddharth Kohli won the Rogue Resolutions Challenge, a competition designed for integrated, multi-modal brain stimulation and brain imaging studies.
Procedures meet practice in community pharmacies
High workload, rigid rules and conflicting pressures are leading to community pharmacy staff deviating from standard procedures, a new study has found.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.