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.
Blood samples help match cancer patients to trials
Scientists have found that by analysing genetic faults in a blood sample they can help match cancer patients with no other treatment options to early phase clinical trials.
3D modelling helps to understand fetal growth
Manchester scientists have used new three-dimensional imaging of the human placenta to understand the reasons for fetal growth restriction and to help prevent the condition in the future.
Mayor marks end of major youth research project
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, helped mark the end of the Manchester-led PROMISE project which researched the experiences of marginalised young people across the EU.
Jumping spider named after children’s author
A newly discovered jumping spider has been named in honour of Eric Carle, the famous author of children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Scientists chart history of Greenland Ice Sheet for first time
Manchester scientists are part of an international team that have charted the history of the ice sheet and its impact on global sea levels.
Origins of Europe’s climate found in shrimp shells
An international team has found indications in the shells of mussel shrimps that the climate we have in Europe today began 5,000 years ago.
Manchester academic wins Guardian award for migration project
Professor Claire Alexander won the 2019 Guardian University Award for her website exploring the untold stories of the migrants who shaped Britain.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.