The University of Manchester is a powerhouse of research and is ranked among the leading research universities globally (world's number one for social impact, Times Higher Education, 2021).
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.
Find out how we're partnering on innovative solutions to climate challenges.
Discover how we're bridging divides through research, innovation and investment.
Summertime mould levels greater in rooms with windows
A fungus that is hazardous to patients with respiratory disease can be found at higher levels during the summer in rooms with outer-facing windows.
Sustainable jet fuel shows promise
Promising results have been seen in a world-first study of the impact of 100% sustainable aviation fuel on both engines of a commercial jet.
Manchester scientists produce new antibiotics by gene editing
Exploiting gene editing has resulted in a new route to produce complex antibiotic medicines that are urgently required to combat antimicrobial resistance.
New virus vaccine for elderly could save lives
Over-60s encourage others to join research evaluating new respiratory virus vaccine, and help prevent hospitalisations and deaths.
Link confirmed between COVID-19 and the weather
Analysis by Manchester researchers has confirmed a link between the spread of COVID-19 and the weather, with more sun associated with reduced spread of the illness.
Helping tackle the UK's engineering skills shortage
Professor Danielle George has sent an open letter to government to embed engineering into primary school learning and support #EngineeringKidsFutures.
New stroke drug shows exciting potential
Manchester scientists have formulated and tested a clot-busting drug that is able to effectively restore blood flow in the brains of mice.
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.
Use our Research Explorer to find information on our researchers, publications, projects and more.
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.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We provide an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is fairly treated.
Information for colleagues at Manchester
If you're a member of our research staff, we have dedicated resources for you on Staffnet.
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