Research

The University of Manchester is a powerhouse of research and is ranked among the leading research universities globally (world's number one for social impact, Times Higher Education, 2021).

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.

We bring the world's best people together, combining expertise from across disciplines to understand and find new solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, find out about our impact, institutes, researchers and partnerships that help us make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives across the globe.