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.
Find out about the research undertaken at our three Faculties and the Schools within them
Researchers have found that activity trackers improve physical activity in those with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
A team of researchers from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health will help find improved treatments for osteoarthritis and healing wounds.
A partnership between Manchester and Khalifa University of Science and Technology used graphene-based membranes to remove salts from water.
Professor Rob Field will join the MIB – a world-leading centre for industry focussed biotechnology research – in early 2020.
An international team has found that 3D curved microchip structures could be used to develop more powerful and energy efficient spin-based computers.
First Graphene Ltd will work with the University to develop graphene-hybrid materials for use in supercapacitors.
International researchers have found that the Clean Development Mechanism is negatively affecting the earning potential of waste pickers.
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.