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.
Electrons flowing like liquid in graphene start a new wave of physics
A new understanding of the physics of conductive materials has been uncovered by scientists observing the unusual movement of electrons in graphene.
Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain
New research has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from ‘hijacking’ the body’s immune system and spreading to the brain.
Specialists make breakthrough in the treatment of anal cancer
Specialists at The Christie and the University have made a breakthrough which could improve detection and treatment of anal cancer, with wider implications for other cancers.
Way of predicting worsening frailty in over 40s men discovered
Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered how to predict worsening frailty in men over the age of 40.
Researchers use polystyrene to make cheaper next-generation solar panels
Researchers from Manchester are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells cheaper and more stable.
Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technology
The rapid development of wearable technology has received another boost from a new development using graphene for printed electronic devices.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.