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.
Manchester launches plan to address UN targets by 2030
The University has revealed its plan to address key issues facing humanity under the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Patients missing out on arthritis drugs
Manchester scientists have said that a class of drugs which have been successfully treating patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis should be made available for moderate suffers too.
New hub to boost bio-tech in Greater Manchester
A new bio-tech facility, based at the University, is set to transform the bio-tech manufacturing process, driving clean growth and increasing commercial viability.
Study disproves accusations of ghost patient fraud by GPs
Research shows high mobility and patient health need are likely causes of over registration in GP practices, not fraudulent claims for non-existent patients.
Trial starts for phone app to treat chronic pain
Manchester scientists are developing a smart phone app which uses light, sound and brainwaves to treat chronic pain and they’re looking for volunteers.
Recession saw rise in male mental health patient suicide
New research has shown a recession-related increase in suicide by mental health patients, particularly men aged 45-54.
One in four UK children have a mother with mental illness
Research shows one in four UK children between 0 and 16 have a mother with a mental illness, with the highest proportion being in Northern Ireland.
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Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.