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The University of Manchester is a powerhouse of research and is ranked among the leading research universities globally (top ten for social and environmental impact, Times Higher Education, 2022).
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 recongised, with current rankings placing us among the world's leading universities.
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Study shows impact of high GP turnover on service and health
A new study by University of Manchester researchers has revealed the stark impact that high turnover of GPs has on patients’ health outcomes and the service they receive in England.
Radioactive robot Lyra named Best Invention of 2022
A radioactive robot developed by The University of Manchester researchers has been awarded Best Invention in 2022 by Time Magazine.
Anxiety and depression can be treated with group courses, trial finds
Manchester researchers devised a group trial for anxiety and depression therapy which has shown to be just as effective as NHS one-on-one sessions.
Hundreds of mammal species are being pushed towards extinction
A new study led by The University of Manchester has identified that mammal species are being pushed to their ecological limits in areas where they are unlikely to thrive.
Antarctic glaciers are 30 million years older than previously thought
A study has found that glaciers were formed in Antarctica 60 million years ago, almost as long ago as the era of dinosaurs.
Study reveals huge extent of fungal disease in India
Over fifty million Indians are affected by serious fungal disease, 10% of which are from potentially dangerous mould infections researchers from India and Manchester have shown.
Study finds how much people would pay to live without food hypersensitivity
Researchers from The University of Manchester have found that people living with food hypersensitivities would be willing to pay a substantial amount of money to live without the inconvenience, anxiety and pain caused by their conditions.
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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.
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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.