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.
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Manchester responds to COVID-19 crisis
Scientists and clinicians across Greater Manchester have formed a rapid response research group to find ways to beat COVID-19 and save lives.
Manchester’s health research partnership extended
A partnership of Manchester’s NHS and academic organisations accelerating health research, has been extended by five years.
Skin suppresses inflammation after ultraviolet exposure
A Manchester study has identified, for the first time, how the human skin suppresses inflammation after exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
New UK infrastructure for cancer imaging biomarkers
Experts have established a UK infrastructure to provide access to world-class cancer imaging facilities.
Underwater avalanches are trapping microplastics
An international team has revealed how submarine sediment avalanches can transport microplastics into the deep ocean.
Five years of the National Graphene Institute (NGI)
Since 2015, the NGI has set the ball rolling in the advancement of graphene and other two-dimensional materials.
Older women face greater financial problems
Manchester researchers have found that women aged 55 and over are more likely to have financial problems than older men.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.