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.
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.
Blood test could help predict skin cancer’s return
Scientists based at Manchester have found that testing skin cancer patients’ blood could help predict the chances of an aggressive cancer returning.
Graphene at the forefront of a sports footwear revolution
A University partnership is launching a revolutionary world’s first in sports footwear following a unique collaboration with graphene experts.
Meteorite analysis shows reduced salt is key in Earth’s new recipe
Manchester scientists have found the halogen levels in the meteorites that formed the Earth are much lower than previously thought.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.