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.
World-renowned cancer researcher comes to Manchester
Professor Silke Gillessen, a leading expert in genitourinary oncology, is to join the University and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
Young at wrong end of deprivation gap, study finds
The under-30s have endured the most marked increase in relative deprivation of any age group in England, according to a study led by Manchester scientists.
Manchester researchers reveal micoplastics issue in UK rivers
In the first study of its kind, geographers found that microplastics from urban river channels are a major contributor to ocean pollution.
Graphene aerospace strategy launched
The Aerospace Technology Institute and Manchester’s National Graphene Institute have published a joint paper on the potential of graphene in aerospace.
Scientists create functioning kidney tissue
Manchester researchers have produced human kidney tissue in a living organism - a significant milestone in the treatment of kidney disease.
New £4.7m Zika vaccine project launches
A major new collaborative project to develop a Zika virus vaccine that is suitable for use in pregnancy has been launched.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.