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.
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Manchester scientists win Royal Society of Chemistry awards
Eleven academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering were awarded for pioneering research advances in their respective fields.
Manchester joins national engagement project
The University of Manchester will participate in a multi-million pound project to improve academic engagement with public policy.
Study shows hearing damage in young clubbers
Manchester-led research published in 'Hearing Research' reveals early signs of hearing damage in young adults who regularly attend loud music events.
'Hidden' illnesses discovered in patients with type 2 diabetes
A Manchester study reveals the prevalence of conditions such as depression and cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.
New racism in schools report criticises increased police presence
Written by the University's Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury, the report draws on data from interviews with teachers from across Greater Manchester.
Research calls for changes to abortion laws in UK and USA
Manchester and Bristol experts recommend relaxing abortion laws, so patients can access telephone appointments and medication by post.
Earth's nearest supergiant is fading
An international team led by experts at Manchester is using a UK-built telescope to investigate what is causing the star to cool down at the end of its life.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.