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The University of Manchester is a powerhouse of research and is ranked first in Europe and second in the world for social and environmental impact (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023).
Research is at the heart of our heritage, our present and our vision for the future. Our discoveries have shaped the world today, from the development of the first stored-program computer to the establishment of modern economic theory.
We bring the world's best people together, combining expertise from across disciplines to understand and find new solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, find out about our impact, institutes, researchers and partnerships that help us make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives across the globe.
Our research is internationally recognised, with current rankings placing us among the world's leading universities.
Find out how we're solving the world's most urgent problems.
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MP visits graphene engineering facility
Gorton MP Afzal Khan visited the University's multi-million-pound engineering facility, which provides industry-led development in graphene applications.
Christabel Pankhurst Institue for Health Technology and Innovation opens flagship building
The University's multimillion-pound research and innovation institute officially opened its flagship building at the Pankhurst Institute last week.
The University, Boots and No7 create partnership into inclusive dermatology programme
Multi-million pound funding has been secured for research into skin health and ensuring inclusivity for all.
Groundbreaking gene therapy trial for Hunter syndrome opens
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) will conduct the 24-month drug trial for the treatment of the rare inherited disorder.
University to lead Sellafield's new Centre of Expertise in Robotics and AI
Manchester researchers continue to develop robotic systems that will have a real impact on the decommissioning of the Sellafield site.
University research teams unite to identify core needs of deaf children
A collaborative research project, led by The University of Manchester, will survey people to discover which questions matter to those affected by childhood deafness and hearing loss.
University rises in latest THE World University Rankings
The University of Manchester has secured an improved position of 51 in the world out of more than 1,900 institutions in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2024.
Learn how our research delivers economic, environmental and social benefits across the globe.
We're a powerhouse of research underpinned by a strategic approach that ensures we lead the way.
We combine disciplines and capabilities to meet research challenges and the needs of society.
Our collaborations advance research and innovation in areas of shared interest.
Find out how our research environment encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Find out how we help our staff reach their potential and make a difference globally.
Looking to take your first steps into academic research? There is no better place to start than Manchester.
Our cross-collaborative research allows for a blend of specialised approaches and interdisciplinary innovation.
Our use of animals in research is undertaken ethically, with transparency and accountability at every stage.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We provide an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is fairly treated.