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.
Cosmic radio burst caught red-handed
An international team including Manchester astronomers have for the first time captured a ‘fast radio burst’ happening live.
Mapping the universe
An international group of researchers, including a team from Manchester, plan to put together the biggest map of the universe ever made.
Pinochet’s ‘soundtrack to torture’ available to the public
Dr Katia Chornik has produced a digital archive of music written, sung and listened to in political detention under Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet.
University part of global declaration on skin health
The University has played a leading role in the creation of a new global declaration to tackle the serious problems caused by poor skin health.
£3 million grant for cutting edge biotechnology
University scientists have been awarded nearly £3 million to develop sustainable ways of manufacturing chemicals used in thousands of everyday products.
We focus our research around some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.