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.
Chancellor announces Chair for Sir Henry Royce Institute
Professor Dame Julia King has been appointed the chair of the £235m Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
How Cameron’s Big Society shrank during the recession
People living in poverty are less likely to have the things that money can’t buy like friendship, trust and involvement in the community, according to new research.
Partnership announced between Alpha and the National Graphene Institute
Alpha and the University will work together to develop the next generation of graphene-based electronic materials.
Manchester team to help in the fight against superbugs
Our researchers have received funding from the NIHR for their trial looking at colour-changing wound dressings for diabetic foot ulcers.
World’s ten most dangerous volcanoes identified
Volcano enthusiasts have enlisted the help of a Manchester academic to come up with a list of the top ten most dangerous volcanoes in the world.
Security will take a quantum leap thanks to atomic fingerprinting
Scientists have discovered a way to authenticate or identify objects by creating unique and unbreakable IDs using next-generation nanomaterials.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.