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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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.
Scientists set their sights on new catalyst technology to help achieve net zero
Scientists at Manchester are involved in a £9 million project to convert carbon dioxide and waste into clean and sustainable fuels and products.
Breakthrough into leading cause of blindness
Research shows that the most common form of adult blindness is caused by a failure of proteins to regulate the immune system.
Project to combat modern slavery in Manchester
The University is helping Greater Manchester’s authorities to combat modern slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.
Telescope glimpses free-floating planet population
Evidence has shown a population of ‘free-floating’ planets which may be alone in deep space, unbound to a host star.
Government approach to contesting statues challenged
A new paper describes the government’s ‘punitive’ response to contesting statues in Black Lives Matter protests and calls for change in remembering slavery.
New research identifies description of extremely rare tadpole
A collaboration with Manchester Museum has resulted in the first scientific description of the Cruziohyla calcarifer tadpole.
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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