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.
Find out how we're partnering on innovative solutions to climate challenges.
Discover how we're bridging divides through research, innovation and investment.
Experts from Manchester address the big questions the world must answer in building back from the pandemic.
Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
Detecting cancer in primary care research wins Paper of the Year award
Research shows that a simple blood test is useful for ovarian cancer detection and could help identify other types of cancer.
Diabetes health checks down by 7.4 million in 2020
Manchester researchers estimate that type 2 diabetes health checks were down by 7.4 million in the UK between March and December 2020.
Hybrid working 'needs to be more sustainable'
Research shows that there was duplicated office equipment and simultaneous heating and lighting of homes and offices while pandemic hybrid working.
Youngest ever lavas dated from the Moon
Manchester researchers have been involved in an international collaboration to analyse the age and history of some of the Moon’s youngest lava flows.
Reduce emissions by cutting short flights
Research has found that the main culprit for aviation emissions across the connected continent of Europe is countless short journey flights.
Showcase for Manchester’s emission-busting concrete
Chris Clarkson, MP for Heywood and Middleton, discovered first-hand how material science can help the UK build back better.
New heart technology could be a game-changer
The implantable technology can assess when a patient is at high risk of dying, research by The University of Manchester and NHS Foundation Trust finds.
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.
Learn more about the people who keep pushing our research forward.
Looking to take your first steps into academic research? There is no better place to start than Manchester.