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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.
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University launches new robotics centre to support net zero
The centre will work to extend the life of water and energy networks, roads, bridges and railways, supporting net zero targets.
Manchester twins with Tokyo to offer joint research experience
The University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, have announced the launch of a dual award PhD programme.
Funding boost for University cell matrix biologists
Manchester will receive a share of £73 million in Wellcome funding to improve the understanding of how changes to molecular networks surrounding cells lead to tissue decline.
Growing divide in regional health inequalities exposed
A new report has found a worrying pattern of lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and worse health and wellbeing in the North of England.
DETERMINE trial recognised at Life Science industry awards
A clinical trial project led by The University of Manchester has scooped the Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year Award for their innovative multi-drug pan-cancer platform.
World's first 'super peptide' technology developed
Scientists at skincare brand No7 and The University of Manchester have announced the creation of a new ‘super peptide’ proven to bio-hack the skin’s natural repair process.
GP burnout linked to higher opioid and antibiotic prescribing
Burnout in GPs has been linked to higher antibiotic and strong opioid prescribing finds research funded by a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) centre based at The University of Manchester.
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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.
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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.