Although we value knowledge creation for its own sake, the benefits of our research to the local, national and international community are numerous. Local people benefit directly from the expertise of University-trained medical professionals working in health trusts across the North West and further afield, while on an international scale, our impact is no less impressive. Major scientific advances such as Rutherford's work leading to the splitting of the atom and the development of the world's first modern computer put us at the forefront of innovation.
The University actively encourages the dissemination of research results as widely as possible, especially to those who will benefit most from them. We also seek to exploit our intellectual property and, in the last ten years alone, we have launched more than 100 spin-out companies.
Research excellence goes hand in hand with teaching excellence, and our undergraduate and postgraduate students naturally benefit from studying in a pioneering, research-led environment.