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.
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Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
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Climate change-driven snowmelt in Alps triggers seasonal change
Research shows that microbial communities within Alpine soils are under threat as a result of increasing global temperatures.
Manchester makes progress with new method to treat cancer
Collaborative research between the University and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust has shown the potential of high energy electron beam technology in radiotherapy treatment.
Study defines ideal children’s bedtime routine
A study has scientifically defined what constitutes a good bedtime routine for children between the ages of two and eight.
Scientist wins Alzheimer’s research challenge
Ruth Itzhaki, Professor Emeritus of Molecular Neurobiology, has been recognised for her work hunting for a microbe that causes Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists make 3D heart scan breakthrough
Scientists have created the most detailed ever 3D scan of a rare form of congenital heart disease which is important for treatments.
Research helps solar technology become more affordable
Scientists have found a way to increase the environmental safety of perovskite solar cells.
Urine test can detect womb cancer
A proof-of-concept study has shown that a non-invasive test, that can be taken at home, can accurately detect womb cancer.
Our cross-collaborative research allows for a blend of specialised approaches and interdisciplinary innovation.
We combine disciplines and capabilities to meet research challenges and the needs of society.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.
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