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.
‘Steep rise’ in self-harm among teenage girls
Manchester researchers have found that reports of self-harm in girls aged between 13 and 16 rose by 68% between 2011 and 2014.
Manchester research pinpoints cause of poor wound healing
New research carried out at the University has identified a bacterium, normally present on the skin, which causes poor wound healing.
Whales and dolphins have rich ‘human-like’ cultures and societies
Whales and dolphins live in tight-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects – much like human societies.
Boost for entrepreneurs and research with £5m Northern Triangle Initiative
The University is to lead a £5 million project which aims to transform the process of turning research into businesses across northern England.
Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award: 2017 winners announced
An annual prize worth £50,000 has been awarded to two young Manchester researchers to help set up a new graphene business venture.
New research reveals impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the workplace
A survey of more than 1,500 people in the UK shows how the life-long, debilitating illness affects their career and employers’ attitudes.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.