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The University of Manchester is a powerhouse of research and is ranked first in Europe and second in the world for social and environmental impact (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023).
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.
Find out how we're solving the world's most urgent problems.
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Manchester researchers take leading role in national energy research centres
The University's expertise in offshore renewables, hydrogen integration, energy networks and demand will be used in the creation of four multi-million pound research centres to drive change in the energy sector
Manchester scientists help to map the dark Universe
Manchester scientists are involved in an international six-year satellite mission to map the dark Universe from 1 July 2023.
The origin of the universe could be revealed by gravitational waves
After years of observations, an international team of astronomers has seen the first evidence of ultra-low-frequency gravitational waves.
Manchester to play a key role in mental health research following government funding
The government has announced £43.7 million worth of funding to support people living with mental health conditions. Manchester is set to play a key role in the research.
Researchers discover urea in atmosphere revealing consequences for climate
Manchester scientists reveal an important source of reduced nitrogen and offer the first-ever observations of gaseous urea in the air.
Two research teams at The University of Manchester have won a prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Horizon Prize.
University Chancellor urges fellow South Asian citizens to be part of genetics study
Nazir Afzal OBE has become the 1,000th person in Greater Manchester to take part in a research project seeking to improve health outcomes for South Asian people.
Learn how our research delivers economic, environmental and social benefits across the globe.
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.
Find out how our research environment encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Find out how we help our staff reach their potential and make a difference globally.
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.