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.
University partners with Chester Zoo to protect threatened species
New partnership will deliver high-impact scientific research to improve the future outlook for some of the world’s most endangered animals.
Manchester researchers link with air pollution campaigners
Representatives from the British Lung Foundation, Friends of the Earth Manchester and ClientEarth came to Manchester to hear more about environmental research conducted at the University.
Science behind world’s lightest graphene watch revealed
The University has published the research behind a precision-engineered watch created with Richard Mille Watches and McLaren Applied Technologies.
Scientists develop new drug treatment for TB
Manchester scientists have developed the first non-antibiotic drug to successfully treat tuberculosis in animals.
Scientist gets top award for research into macular disease
The University’s Dr Simon Clark has been chosen for a coveted national award by leading sight loss charity the Macular Society.
Origami in 2D materials could revolutionise electronics
Manchester researchers have made new discoveries about what happens when we fold materials that are just a few atoms thick.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.