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 industrial 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:

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. 

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