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.
Entrepreneurship 'not a silver bullet' against poverty
An academic from the University warns that we should be wary of solutions that focus on entrepreneurship to pull people out of poverty.
£50m investment to develop lung cancer drugs
The Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund is to collaborate with the University to develop a promising class of drugs.
Mind the gap – how new insight into cells could lead to better drugs
A new insight into immune cells by scientists at Manchester could lead to more effective drug treatments.
DNA ‘blind spots’ may hide cancer-causing mistakes
Cancer Research UK scientists working at The University of Manchester have found more than 400 ‘blind spots’ in DNA which could hide cancer-causing gene faults.
Manchester academic contributes to UK Energy Research Centre report
Major research outlines gas’s role as a 'bridging fuel' to a low-carbon economy but warns that it won’t be long before gas becomes part of the problem.
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.