The University of Manchester's work with North America
Collaborations with North America ensure world-leading research is helping solve some of the world's biggest challenges.
At a glance
480 students from the US and Canada
8,300 alumni living in the US
Member of the Universities Research Association (URA)
Direct flights to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Toronto
Manchester was an ally to Abraham Lincoln’s Union
Our collective research benefits from strengths in different areas contributing to the University's global challenges. We're engaging academics and prospective students to help answer the big questions around cancer, global inequalities, advanced materials, energy and biotechnology.
We're already working with major education providers on international exchange programmes (California, British Columbia and Toronto) and developing partnerships with Los Angeles to develop links in education, science, business, art and culture.
Manchester has attracted some of the brightest minds from North America, including:
- Joseph E Stiglitz – 2001 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
- Melvin Calvin – 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- Professor Sir Cary Cooper – expert on health and well-being in the workplace
- Professor Rob Bristow ('Cancer futures' story) – prostate cancer expert and Director of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre
Professor Rob Bristow
In 2015 cancer was responsible for more than nine million deaths. Professor Rob Bristow talks about the ways Manchester is personalising treatment to tackle the disease.
The Manchester-Toronto Research Fund is to support collaborative research initiatives in areas of mutual strength and shared interest.
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