The University of Manchester is a powerhouse of research and is ranked among the leading research universities globally (top ten for social and environmental impact, Times Higher Education, 2022).
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Research is at the heart of our heritage, our present and our vision for the future. Our discoveries have shaped the world today, from the development of the first stored-program computer to the establishment of modern economic theory.
We bring the world's best people together, combining expertise from across disciplines to understand and find new solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, find out about our impact, institutes, researchers and partnerships that help us make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives across the globe.
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Scientists move closer to treatment for common blindness
Manchester scientists have taken an important step towards finding a treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
REF 2021 confirms Manchester as a research powerhouse
The University has retained fifth place for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2021, the first UK-wide evaluation since 2014.
Chile's first complete ichthyosaur recovered
Manchester's Dr Dean Lomax is part of the team that helped collect 'Fiona', the fossilised remains of Chile's first complete ichthyosaur discovered in 2009.
New blood test could help diagnose ovarian cancer faster
A blood test given by GPs could help diagnose ovarian cancer faster and more accurately, especially for women under the age of 50 according to Manchester researchers.
New podcast examines growing movement to overturn false convictions
The University's Manchester Innocence Project has partnered with podcast makers to launch a new true crime podcast, exploring wrongful convictions.
Diseased blood vessels communicate with the brain, scientists show
Manchester scientists have helped to prove that nerve signals communicate between clogged-up arteries and the brain.
Manchester's palaeontology find to feature in David Attenborough documentary
The latest finds unearthed by Manchester palaeontologist, Robert DePalma, will feature in BBC One's Dinosaurs: The final day with David Attenborough.
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We're a powerhouse of research underpinned by a strategic approach that ensures we lead the way.
We combine disciplines and capabilities to meet research challenges and the needs of society.
Our collaborations advance research and innovation in areas of shared interest.
Find out how our research environment encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Find out how we help our staff reach their potential and make a difference globally.
Looking to take your first steps into academic research? There is no better place to start than Manchester.
Our cross-collaborative research allows for a blend of specialised approaches and interdisciplinary innovation.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We provide an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is fairly treated.
Information for colleagues at Manchester
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