How Manchester’s research makes a difference to society
Social responsibility is one of our core goals. It underpins our research priorities of finding solutions to global challenges such as cancer, world poverty, carbon reduction, nuclear energy and social cohesion.
Find out about some of our pioneering work which makes a difference to people’s lives in local communities and across the globe.
Research projects benefiting our world
Our scientists have created the 'bionic eye', a ground-breaking treatment to help alleviate blindness and impaired vision.
Our Nobel Prize winning research into graphene is revolutionising water filtration with a graphene sieve giving clean water to millions.
Through our research, we have developed tests and treatments that have resulted in a 29% decrease in stillbirths across Manchester since 2011.
Our climate researchers have helped Manchester City Council set its emissions targets including to be a ‘zero carbon city’ by 2038.