The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change.
From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, our research is making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives across the globe.
Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
IVF birth weights increased over 25 years
A Manchester led study has revealed that babies born by IVF have increased birth weights by nearly 200g over the past 25 years.
Manchester scientist honoured on International Women’s Day
Professor Sue Kimber, a developmental biologist, will be honoured at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Suffrage Science Awards.
Two-dimensional ‘Lego’ shows new methods for creating electronics
An international team have found that by placing 2D materials on top of each other a hybrid is formed, creating unique opportunities for future technologies.
Graphene yarns could be used to produce smart textiles
Manchester researchers have developed a new production process for graphene-based performance textiles.
Skype hypnotherapy is effective IBS treatment
A study has revealed the potential of Skype for delivering hypnotherapy remotely to patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Research suggests insomnia could cause heart disease
An international team has found that increased insomnia symptoms almost double the risk of coronary artery disease.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.