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 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.
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.
Brexit study examines remain-leave divisions
A comprehensive report has analysed the referendum, the general election, emerging identities and the public’s views of the Brexit negotiations.
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 graphene CEO appointed
As the new Chief Executive Officer for Graphene@Manchester, James Baker will lead the acceleration, application and commercialisation of graphene and 2D materials at the University.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.