Research environment and culture
The University of Manchester's research environment encourages innovation and excellence, including cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Research is at the heart of our heritage, our present and our vision for the future. Our discoveries have shaped the world today, from the development of the first stored-program computer to the establishment of modern economic theory.
With our success in attracting external research funding , state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to the highest standards of research integrity and open research practices, we foster collaborative and inclusive team working, supporting our researchers and technicians to reach their full potential and produce disciplinary and interdisciplinary research excellence.
And our research environment extends beyond our campus, through collaborative research partnerships, our support for enterprises and commercialisation and other research impact activities, bringing benefits to individuals, businesses and communities.
We manage any potential risk to our international research collaborations to ensure that they are safe, secure and that we uphold the principles of Trusted Research.
Research governance, ethics and integrity
We believe in openness and the highest standards of integrity, conducting our research fairly and in the most considerate way possible.
Our use of animals in research is undertaken ethically, with transparency and accountability at every stage.
Open Research is a key element in supporting our University’s core aims of advancing knowledge and contributing to the wellbeing of society.
Our equality, diversity and inclusion promise
We put people at the heart of our strategy and equality and diversity is one of our key priorities.
Our technicians are highly skilled experts in their field and make key contributions in our research teams as well as supporting our teaching.
We provide excellent training and career development opportunities for researchers at every career stage.