Research with impact

Our research is making a positive difference to society. From cancer to climate change, from inequalities to energy, we tackle the world's greatest challenges through our research. 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.

Global challenges, Manchester solutions

At The University of Manchester we conduct a wide range of high-quality research that is rivalled by few other universities, as demonstrated by our submission to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Much of this research combines expertise from across disciplines, making the most of the opportunities that our size and breadth of expertise affords.

Our research beacons in the areas of addressing global inequalities, advanced materials, cancer, energy and industrial biotechnology show how this approach is improving the lives of people around the world. These areas of investigation feature a unique concentration of high-quality research activity. They allow us to bring the best minds together to find new ways forward.

As part of our commitment to social responsibility we are also keen to ensure these areas of research help to improve lives of people across our city region.

The researchers in these fields are at the forefront of the search for innovative solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges.