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.
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Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
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Geoscientists call for action on tackling racial inequality
Research has highlighted the underrepresentation of students from ethnic minority backgrounds in the Geosciences.
Radio astronomers find new pulsars
Astronomers have discovered eight millisecond pulsars located within the dense clusters of stars using South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope.
Gerald Chan made Honorary Professor
The University has made renowned scientist and venture capitalist, Dr Gerald Chan, an Honorary Professor of Translational Medicine.
New drug success in psoriasis treatment
A novel drug almost entirely cleared moderate to severe psoriasis in more than 60% of the patients who took part in phase three clinical trials.
Manchester named world’s best university for sustainable development action
The University has been named world number one in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings of more than 1,200 global institutions.
Toothache sufferers turn to antibiotics for ‘cure’ on social media
Research shows that social media is used to find antibiotics, avoid dental treatment and support people with toothache.
Research inspires new microbe comic book
University-led research has inspired a comic book aiming to help young people understand the wonder of microbes.
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.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.