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. Search our Research Explorer to find out more.
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A Manchester-led study has shown that the key to identifying two closely related marine reptiles is the shape of their skull.
A Manchester academic has produced a prototype product that could help the UK recycle tonnes of unwanted tyres.
A Manchester study has revealed that Italian-speaking children pick up some language rules faster than English-speakers.
A study has shown that the UK is one of the main countries threatening biodiversity loss overseas through its demand for renewable energy.
Research into spinal canal compression shows that a single dose of radiotherapy is as effective as five doses for end-of-life patients.
Bristol-based band Massive Attack are partnering with The Tyndall Centre to analyse the impact of the music industry on the environment.
‘Re-write cancer’ is a joint collaboration between Cancer Research UK, The Christie Charitable Fund and the University.
The University of Manchester's research beacons are examples of pioneering discoveries, interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the planet.