Facilities and resources
As part of our strategy and vision for the University, we are working to build a 21st century campus with cutting-edge research accommodation and facilities.
In the last four years we have spent more than £400m on transforming our campus and building a world-class environment for outstanding scholars, teachers and internationally acclaimed research teams. This is the largest investment ever seen in UK higher education history. A further £250m investment by 2015 will bring the total spend to more than £650m.
The University boasts the world-famous Jodrell Bank Observatory, the £30m Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB), the Photon Science Institute and the recently opened £40m Michael Smith Building, which is dedicated to research in the life sciences.
The John Rylands University Library is one of the world's greatest research libraries and holds more than 4 million printed books, some 40,000 e-journals, 500,000 e-books, several hundred databases, and many special and rare collections.
Facilities and resources for industry
The University of Manchester's world-class analytical equipment and facilities are primarily used to support our teaching and research activities. However, as we have such an extensive range of state-of-the-art facilities and apparatus, we also allow our equipment to be used by business and industry.
Our facilities and services cater for a wide range of needs, including library services and an incubation centre for fledgling businesses.
View our A to Z list of facilities and resources: