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.
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Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
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How do the largest nuts rise to the top of the pile?
Scientists have used time-resolved 3D imaging to resolve ‘the Brazil nut puzzle’, showing the importance of particle shape in the de-mixing process.
Fungal disease diagnosis is lifesaver for HIV patients
Research shows that a fungal disease diagnostic and educational programme has impacted the mortality rates of HIV patients in Guatemala.
Evidence of new physics particle
Results from an international science experiment provide strong evidence for the existence of an undiscovered subatomic particle or new force.
New book explains how famous Mummy died
A new book explains how Takabuti was likely murdered with a military axe from behind as she was running away from her assailant, more than 2,600 years ago.
Fusion energy partnership formed to meet Net Zero Carbon targets
The University and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) have joined forces to promote the research and development of sustainable energy produced by fusion.
Graphene foam 'doubles longevity' of new running shoe
Experts at Manchester and sports footwear firm inov-8 collaborate to create the world’s first running shoe with a graphene-enhanced foam in the sole.
Manchester academics conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professors Yoram Gorlizki and Vanessa May have been recognised for the excellence of their work and its positive impact on the social sciences.
Our cross-collaborative research allows for a blend of specialised approaches and interdisciplinary innovation.
We combine disciplines and capabilities to meet research challenges and the needs of society.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.