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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University strengthens expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Manchester has received funding and fellowship awards to support the delivery of AI solutions to meet humanity’s growing complex health and societal problems.
Manchester cancer research set to revolutionise care in Kenya
The clinical services model developed in Manchester will be mirrored in Kenya as part of a new international partnership designed to improve the prevention and management of the disease.
Manchester invests significantly in MR and CT imaging at Salford Royal
The University of Manchester has invested in state of the art scanners at Salford Royal, offering opportunities in highly advanced clinical research.
Researcher discovers link between homelessness and emergency hospital admissions
Homeless patients use emergency hospital services at much higher rates than housed patients, found new research led by Manchester’s Charlie Moss.
Poorest twice as likely to feel lonely in lockdown
New research from Manchester and UCL has found that over 50s in the poorest parts of society felt more isolated and lonely than the richest during the first lockdown.
North West England to become advanced manufacturing hub
The University of Manchester will play a key role in a five-year innovation initiative supporting the rapid growth of the UK’s machinery manufacturing sector.
New treatment improves mental health of heart disease patients
A Manchester-led study has found that Metacognitive Therapy can improve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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.
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