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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Hints of life on Venus
An international team has discovered a rare molecule in the clouds of Venus which could point to extra-terrestrial ‘aerial’ life.
Manchester to lead Large Hadron Collider upgrade
The University, along with other UK research organisations, has started a £26m project to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider.
NHS implements anti-fungal resistance test
Manchester’s anti-fungal resistance test has been implemented across the UK to improve treatment for millions with lung infections.
Conversion to Type 2 Diabetes declining
A Manchester-led study has shown that the number of people with pre-diabetes who go on to develop Type 2 Diabetes has been reducing over the past two decades.
Manchester breakthrough narrows the search for life in the galaxy
University researchers have published a reanalysis of existing data that marks a new milestone in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence.
University unlocks graphene potential for crystal engineering
Researchers at Manchester have shown how the surface properties of graphene can be used to control the structure of organic crystals.
New consortium to deliver answers on COVID-19 immunity
The UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium will provide critical insights on improving patient management and developing vaccines.
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