How The University of Manchester is contributing to the fight against coronavirus
At The University of Manchester, our people are working together and with partners from across society to understand coronavirus (COVID-19) and its wide-ranging impacts on our lives.
Researchers, teachers, students and professional service staff are combining their knowledge to contribute to the local, national and international response to the disease.
To read more about Manchester's response, choose from the tabs below.
Research to tackle the coronavirus and its impacts
This is a university with a rich history of breakthrough research, innovation and social responsibility, where people help to tackle global challenges. Our academics have rapidly come together to apply their knowledge to help tackle coronavirus.
We're bringing together the strengths of our partnerships to focus on this public health crisis.
Our researchers are exploring all aspects of coronavirus, from prevention to treatment.
How our people are helping the response
Driven by the courage, humanity and pioneering spirit that are among our University’s values, Manchester’s people are going the extra mile to help communities locally and nationally.
See the many ways in which our people are making a difference.
Donate now to The University of Manchester Emergency Hardship Fund and support students struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Our campus and cultural institutions may be closed for now, but we’re making that sure that you can continue to learn from our experts and explore our wide range of resources.
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Read the latest advice from our experts on life during lockdown.
Media contacts and coverage
Whether you’re looking for an expert opinion or analysis, or wish to feature Manchester’s work in your coverage, we can help you.
Latest COVID-19 news, projects and insights
From clinical care to transport by air
For one Manchester physician, COVID-19 has meant involvement in matters from clinical care to safe air travel.
A cold war antispect could fight drug-resistant viruses
Miramistin can inhibit or kill influenza A, coronaviruses, adenoviruses, human papilloma viruses that cause warts, and HIV.
Ethics and social inequalities
Dr Ruth Bromley is leading a team of clinical ethicists at the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West.
Spirit of humanity across the generations
Meet the Manchester alumnus and student teaming up to make a difference at the Rainbow Hospital in Deeside.
Nurturing young poets
Creative Writing PhD students are helping local schoolchildren get lyrical during lockdown.
Academic clinicians on the frontline
Staff share their experiences of working at Manchester Royal Infirmary during COVID-19.
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UK’s best university for social and environmental impact
We’re the top higher education institution in the country in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. The rankings use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a framework, including SDG 3: Good health and well-being.
Read more on how the SDGs inform our work