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.
In a series of flash lectures, experts from Manchester address the big questions the world must answer in building back from the pandemic.
Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
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Manchester helping the UK lead sustainable materials manufacture
The University is contributing to a national consortium to help foundation industries develop a strategy to improve sustainability.
Turing AI Fellow to deliver research into cancer
Professor Christopher Yau has received a Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship to develop AI-driven predictive models to describe how cancers evolve.
University partners with global business on cyber security research
Scientists will work with THG to prevent and protect businesses from cyber security attacks, including hacks and data breaches.
Manchester health accelerator invites company collaboration
The Research and Innovation Health Accelerator is inviting SMEs to collaborate on innovative health and care products.
New research reveals teen resilience in the face of a pandemic
Experiences of Life in Lockdown explores how 16 to 19-year-olds coped under COVID-19 restrictions, with an emphasis on their wellbeing.
Diabetes patients have higher risk of cardiovascular disease
Research shows that adults with type 2 diabetes have a 21% higher risk of cardiovascular disease and 31% higher risk of heart failure.
Ship exhaust emissions alter clouds’ behaviour
Research shows that ships in the open ocean emitting large amounts of sulphates have the potential to alter clouds’ behaviour and pollute coastal areas.
Our cross-collaborative research allows for a blend of specialised approaches and interdisciplinary innovation.
We combine disciplines and capabilities to meet research challenges and the needs of society.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.
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