The University of Manchester Research Institute
The University of Manchester Research Institute (UMRI) has been created to take forward our goal, outlined in the Manchester 2020 strategic plan, of establishing the University as a major centre for interdisciplinary research. UMRI has two principal aims:
- to foster interdisciplinary research by ensuring that the necessary structures, resources (including funding) and incentives are in place; and
- to provide a governance framework for research institutes and other interdisciplinary structures in the University to help maximise their performance.
University-level interdisciplinary structures fall into three categories:
UMRI will oversee these research structures and take leading responsibility for nurturing the emergence of new cross-cutting themes and networks.
Our institutes carry responsibility for a key part of the University’s research priorities, working in areas where we have achieved or aspire to world-leading status.
- Brooks World Poverty Institute
- Dalton Nuclear Institute
- Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
- Institute for Social Change
- John Rylands Research Institute
- Manchester Cancer Research Centre
- Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
- Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
- Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
- Photon Science Institute
- Sustainable Consumption Institute
Our networks also carry responsibility for key areas but function where capability is dispersed through the University. Institutes create and manage synergy by coordinating research within their domains.
- Aerospace Research Institute
- Biomedical Imaging Institute
- Manchester Energy
- Manchester Informatics
- Neuroscience Research Institute
We are making a contribution to tackling some of the world’s grandest challenges.