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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.