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.
University health and business experts honoured by the Queen
Five Manchester professors have been honoured by the Queen in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list.
Disease discoveries unlock door to diagnosis and new treatments
A study led by a Manchester scientist has identified five new genetic diseases likely to affect more than 1 in 5,000 children.
Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen
Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research.
Scientists rewrite our understanding of how arteries mend
Manchester scientists have discovered how the severity of trauma to arterial blood vessels governs how the body repairs itself.
Major cause of dementia discovered
A team of scientists has confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis.
Researchers bring new insight into devastating genetic disease
A team of researchers has uncovered new insights into a rare genetic disease which devastates the lives of children.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.