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.
Cardiovascular disease risk scores misleading
A study suggests that the QRISK3 model doesn't capture variances in patients and medical practices, meaning results could be misleading.
UK astronomy instrument set for Mexico
A new instrument, developed by UK experts including Manchester astronomers, to help us understand how stars are born is bound for the Large Millimetre Telescope in Mexico.
Improving energy storage with 2D material based ink
Researchers have created inks using 2D material MXene, to produce 3D printed interdigitated electrodes that can be used in energy storage devices such as supercapacitors.
Festivals encourage more sustainable lifestyles
A Manchester-led study suggests music festivals offer an opportunity to try more sustainable lifestyles, including saving water from showering less.
Students track time for footballers to find their feet
Manchester students have used in-depth performance data to define how long it takes football players to find their form when transferring between clubs.
Double win in Graphene Enterprise Award
Two new technology businesses share this year’s £70,000 Eli and Brit Harari Graphene Enterprise Award prize for novel applications of graphene and other 2D materials.
Manchester study included in Commission’s evidence
The Independent Commission for Countering Extremism has published new research into the threat of extremism in the UK, including a study from Manchester researchers.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.