The sheer scale of our interdisciplinary research activity sets us apart. We're able to combine disciplines and capabilities to meet both the challenges of leading-edge research and the external demands of government, business and communities.
We created the University of Manchester Research Institute (UMRI) to take forward our goal, outlined in the Manchester 2020 strategic plan, of establishing the University as a major centre for interdisciplinary research.
UMRI enables us to achieve this by ensuring that the necessary structures, resources, incentives and governance frameworks are in place. It also nurtures the emergence of new cross-cutting themes and networks.
University research institutes and networks
Our institutes and networks carry responsibility for the University’s research priorities, working in areas where we have achieved or aspire to world-leading status.
- Aerospace Research Institute
- Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
- Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research
- Dalton Nuclear Institute
- Data Science Institute
- Digital Futures and the Data Science Institute
- Global Development Institute
- Henry Royce Institute
- Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
- International Centre for Advanced Materials
- John Rylands Research Institute
- Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation
- Manchester China Institute
- Manchester Energy
- Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
- Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
- Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
- Manchester Precision Medicine Institute
- Manchester Regenerative Medicine Network
- Manchester Urban Institute
- National Graphene Institute
- Photon Science Institute
- Sustainable Consumption Institute
- Thomas Ashton Institute
- Work and Equalities Institute
Our research beacons are examples of pioneering discoveries, interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the planet.
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