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.
Boost for particle physics research
Manchester research into particle physics has been given £6 million in UK Research and Innovation grants.
The universe isn’t flat – it’s curved
Manchester-led research has challenged the current model of the universe.
Nanoparticles offer hope for stroke treatment
Manchester researchers have found that swarms of nanoparticles may be able to deliver vital drugs to a stroke-damaged brain.
Ancient bones aid modern conservation
Ancient bone proteins are helping identify which turtle species were fished to inform long-term human impact trends.
Pacemakers to trigger early healthcare intervention
A new study will analyse pacemakers to help cardiac patients avoid hospital admissions.
Boost for next generation radiotherapy research
Manchester has received funding from Cancer Research UK to pioneer new radiotherapy technologies and techniques.
Annual Social Sciences Festival returns to Manchester
The latest in social science research is being promoted across Manchester by the annual Festival of Social Science this week.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.