The University of Manchester was reconstituted in 2004 with the dissolution of Victoria University and merger of The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. The reformed university is a member of the Russell Group and the NB Group for collaborative research. Throughout the history of the University of Manchester going back to 1824, 23 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with Manchester. The student body at the undergraduate, graduate and professional degree level is over 40,000 students. Notable faculties include, Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Nursing, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences which include material science and aerospace and engineering.
Rare Elizabeth Gaskell manuscripts go digital for the first time
The only known complete handwritten manuscript of one of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels will feature in the world's largest online collection of her works which went live last night – giving the public free unlimited access ...
Astronomers predict fireworks from a close encounter of the stellar kind
Astronomers are predicting a close encounter between a stellar remnant the size of a city and one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way.
Researchers show how our sense of smell evolved, including in cave men
A group of scientists led by Dr Kara Hoover of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and including Professor Matthew Cobb of The University of Manchester, has studied how our sense of smell has evolved, and has even reconstructed ...
New dinosaur discovered in Wales
A new dinosaur cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex has been found in Wales, the first meat-eating dinosaur ever found in the country.
Mold unlocks new route to biofuels
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals.
Yorkshire's oldest new addition to the 'Jurassic World'
Experts from the University of Manchester have identified Britain's oldest sauropod dinosaur from a fossil bone discovered on the Yorkshire coast.
Study looks at "social recessions" during hard economic times
The number of people helping out their friends and neighbours dropped significantly following the recession, new research from The University of Manchester finds.
Academics complete Britain's largest study of murder
The most in-depth and comprehensive study of murder in Britain has been completed by a husband and wife team and is the subject of a new book.
Revolutionary discovery could help tackle skin and heart conditions
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery about how certain cells stick to each other to form tissue.
Snowflakes become square with a little help from graphene
The breakthrough findings, reported in the journal Nature, allow better understanding of the counterintuitive behaviour of water at the molecular scale and are important for development of more efficient technologies including ...