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.
Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
Five years of the National Graphene Institute (NGI)
Since 2015, the NGI has set the ball rolling in the advancement of graphene and other two-dimensional materials.
Older women face greater financial problems
Manchester researchers have found that women aged 55 and over are more likely to have financial problems than older men.
Robots on the march to walking like humans
A study has found that using perceptual control theory has increased the accuracy and efficiency of balance in robots.
Scientists awarded Stephen Hawking Fellowship
Dr Danai Antonopoulou and Dr Stefan Schact, received the fellowships to continue Professor Hawking’s legacy.
Repeat antibiotics linked to increased hospital admissions
Manchester epidemiologists have discovered an association between the number of prescriptions for antibiotics and a higher risk of hospital admissions.
Telescope sheds new light on black hole ejections
A black hole, ejecting material has been observed using the UK’s radio telescope array based at Jodrell Bank Observatory.
Call for leaders to “think big” to tackle regional inequality
A report has looked back over the last 50 years and found that the UK is the most unequal large country in the developed world.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.