Research beacons at The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester’s research beacons are examples of pioneering discoveries, interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the planet.
Global challenges, Manchester solutions
At The University of Manchester we conduct a wide range of high-quality research that is rivalled by few other universities, as demonstrated by our submission to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Much of this research combines expertise from across disciplines, making the most of the opportunities that our size and breadth of expertise affords.
Our research beacons show how this approach is improving the lives of people around the world. These areas of investigation feature a unique concentration of high-quality research activity. They allow us to bring the best minds together to find new ways forward.
The researchers in these fields are at the forefront of the search for innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Our expertise is helping to tackle inequalities that people face across the globe.
We’re developing advanced materials for the most extreme environments and the most familiar.
We’re helping to create a world in which more of us survive cancer.
Our research is already transforming the systems that bring energy to our homes.
We’re finding sustainable alternatives to the finite resources used to manufacture goods we use every day.
Research beacons brochure
Take an in-depth look at our five beacons of research.
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Facts and figures
See at a glance how our research beacons are tackling global challenges.
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