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.
Extremophile bacteria could be key to solving nuclear problems
Radiation tolerant bacteria could be even more effective at clearing up nuclear waste through natural processes than previously thought.
Findings support bid for bandages to enter the electronic age
The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out by our scientists.
Manchester gives city’s Roma community a voice
A University project is helping to overcome negative perceptions.
Trial of new skin cancer drug begins as first patient receives treatment
A patient has become the first to receive a new ‘resistance-busting’ experimental skin cancer drug with the launch of a phase I clinical trial.
Trapping elusive neutrino particles
The University is at the heart of a major world project which could detect neutrinos and help explain more about the origins of the Universe.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.