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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University creates record-breaking fabric
Scientists at Manchester have been honoured with a Guinness World Record for engineering the world’s finest fabric.
Irrigation schemes 'fall short' in sub-Saharan Africa
Research shows that many of the sub-Saharan African irrigation schemes are delivering a smaller area of irrigation or are broken.
New research could lead to more treatment options for diabetes patients
Scientists have discovered why glulisine is faster acting than insulin which could lead to an improved synthetic insulin for patients, with fewer side effects.
Call for increased consideration of soil
Researchers are calling for greater consideration of soils and their functions in the renegotiation of international biodiversity strategies.
University launches new institute for health technology research
The Christabel Pankhurst Institute for Health Technology and Innovation will build on Manchester’s strengths in digital health and advanced materials to discover health and care solutions.
Ultraviolet radiation causes rare type of eye cancer
New research from Manchester reveals similar genetic changes in conjunctival melanoma to that of cutaneous (skin) melanoma caused by UV radiation.
University leads innovative therapy trial in Manchester
AVATAR therapy uses digital avatars to represent the auditory hallucinations experienced by people with psychosis.
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.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.
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