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.
World’s first computer celebrated in UK’s best university breakthroughs
Nicknamed the Baby, the world’s first stored-program computer, built in Manchester, is featured in the Universities UK’s #MadeAtUni campaign.
HRH The Duke of York opens Masdar Building
His Royal Highness The Duke of York has officially opened the state-of-the-art facility which houses the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre.
Call for public to suggest areas scientists can research to detect cancer early
The NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre has launched a national online survey to gather views on detecting cancer earlier.
Breakthrough uncovers camouflage strategy of multi-resistant bacteria
Researchers have decoded a previously unknown protein used by pathogens to protect themselves against our immune systems.
Antarctic researchers enter a state of ‘psychological hibernation’
The international study found Antarctic researchers enter a state of ‘psychological hibernation’ as a coping mechanism for extreme environments.
Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre signs further partnerships
Two high-profile partners have been announced ahead of the launch of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.