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.
Pedometers help manage diabetes
Researchers have found that activity trackers improve physical activity in those with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Manchester receives multimillion pound funding for tissue research
A team of researchers from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health will help find improved treatments for osteoarthritis and healing wounds.
University and Abu Dhabi collaboration tackles world water shortages
A partnership between Manchester and Khalifa University of Science and Technology used graphene-based membranes to remove salts from water.
New Director for Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB)
Professor Rob Field will join the MIB – a world-leading centre for industry focussed biotechnology research – in early 2020.
3D microchips pave way for more efficient electronics
An international team has found that 3D curved microchip structures could be used to develop more powerful and energy efficient spin-based computers.
New partnership for graphene-based energy storage material
First Graphene Ltd will work with the University to develop graphene-hybrid materials for use in supercapacitors.
Clean development harming livelihoods
International researchers have found that the Clean Development Mechanism is negatively affecting the earning potential of waste pickers.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.