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.
Manchester academic joins new Facebook commission
Professor of Political Science Rachel Gibson has been appointed to a new commission into the influence of social media on the democratic process.
Test could help avoid antibiotic-related deafness in newborn babies
A genetic test that could identify the risk of, and therefore help to avoid permanent antibiotic-related hearing loss in newborn babies, is being developed in Manchester.
UK’s gender pay gap is narrowing, new research finds
According to a national study co-authored by a Manchester researcher, the gender pay gap is shrinking but equality remains some way off.
On AI and robotics: developing policy for the fourth industrial revolution
A new publication from University experts aims to help employers, regulators and policymakers understand the potential effects of AI across a wide range of industries and sectors.
Space technology being used to measure tumours
Technology developed by Manchester scientists to map the surface of Mars has been adapted to measure the treatment of tumours.
Manchester top for UK business research income
The University attracted £24,831,000 of research income from UK industry in 2016/17 – more than any other institution in the country.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.