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The University of Manchester is a powerhouse of research and is ranked among the leading research universities globally (top ten for social and environmental impact, Times Higher Education, 2022).
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.
Our research is internationally recognised, with current rankings placing us among the world's leading universities.
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UK recycling system requires dramatic overhaul
The UK’s recycling system requires a dramatic overhaul to effectively tackle the issue of plastic waste, according to a new report published by The University of Manchester.
AI helps Manchester scientists to understand congenital heart defects
Scientists at The University of Manchester are using artificial intelligence (AI) to help unravel the secrets of gene mutations that can lead to babies being born with abnormalities in their hearts.
University pilots drone-mounted electric field sensors for pylon inspections
National Grid and The University of Manchester are working together to develop a new drone-mountable system that will allow live inspections of overhead transmission line insulators using electric field sensor technology.
Greater Manchester Innovation Accelerator awarded millions
Manchester has received major government funding for innovation in materials science, health and AI.
Scientists develop out-of-space material
University scientists have created a new material, ‘StarCrete’, from extra-terrestrial dust, potato starch, and a pinch of salt that could be used to build homes on Mars.
Manchester develops genetic test to prevent newborn babies going deaf
Research by the University, Saint Mary's Hospital and genedrive plc has led to a world-first test, to determine if a baby is vulnerable to deafness, being recommended by NICE.
Manchester leads project to address BECCS' future role in the NW industrial cluster
University of Manchester researchers are to undertake a project to inform the future of bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in a project commissioned by the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC).
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We're a powerhouse of research underpinned by a strategic approach that ensures we lead the way.
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.
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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.
Our use of animals in research is undertaken ethically, with transparency and accountability at every stage.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We provide an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is fairly treated.