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.
Find out how we're partnering on innovative solutions to climate challenges.
Discover how we're bridging divides through research, innovation and investment.
Experts from Manchester address the big questions the world must answer in building back from the pandemic.
Are canals the UKs answer to the climate emergency?
Canal water can cool urban areas by up to 1.6°C during heatwaves finds Manchester researchers and the Canal and River Trust.
Monitoring body clocks could help diagnose asthma
New research reveals that asthma is highly rhythmic and therefore impacted by a person's body clock.
Detecting cancer in primary care research wins Paper of the Year award
Research shows that a simple blood test is useful for ovarian cancer detection and could help identify other types of cancer.
Diabetes health checks down by 7.4 million in 2020
Manchester researchers estimate that type 2 diabetes health checks were down by 7.4 million in the UK between March and December 2020.
Hybrid working 'needs to be more sustainable'
Research shows that there was duplicated office equipment and simultaneous heating and lighting of homes and offices while pandemic hybrid working.
Youngest ever lavas dated from the Moon
Manchester researchers have been involved in an international collaboration to analyse the age and history of some of the Moon’s youngest lava flows.
Reduce emissions by cutting short flights
Research has found that the main culprit for aviation emissions across the connected continent of Europe is countless short journey flights.
We're a powerhouse of research underpinned by a strategic approach that ensures we lead the way.
Learn how our research delivers economic, environmental and social benefits across the globe.
Our pioneering and interdisciplinary research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
We combine disciplines and capabilities to meet research challenges and the needs of society.
Our collaborations advance research and innovation in areas of shared interest.
Use our Research Explorer to find information on our researchers, publications, projects and more.
Find out how our research environment encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Find out how we help our staff reach their potential and make a difference globally.
Looking to take your first steps into academic research? There is no better place to start than Manchester.
Our cross-collaborative research allows for a blend of specialised approaches and interdisciplinary innovation.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We provide an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is fairly treated.
Information for colleagues at Manchester
If you're a member of our research staff, we have dedicated resources for you on Staffnet.
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