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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Manchester researchers have engineered a common gut bacterium to produce a new class of antibiotics to combat diseases and cancer, using robotics.
The University is part of a new network that will boost the contribution of higher education institutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda.
Manchester health experts have joined other northern universities to respond to the worsening health inequalities between the north and the rest of England.
An international team has found that people with mental illness have health challenges which contribute towards a gap in life expectancy of 20 years.
Manchester scientists are seeking to kick-start a wearable technology revolution by creating flexible fibres and adding acids from red wine.
Manchester researchers have highlighted the stark inequalities in UK life expectancy by producing a map of famous landmarks around the country.
Plans to create a globally leading cancer research centre in Manchester have been awarded £25 million by the Research England UK Research Partnership Investment Fund.
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.