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.
Genomes uncover life's early history
A University of Manchester scientist is part of a team which has carried out one of the biggest ever analyses of genomes on life of all forms.
Healthy mood spreads through social contact, depression doesn't
New research has revealed that having mentally healthy friends can help someone recover from depression or even remain mentally healthy in the first place.
Researchers reveal new, stable 2-D materials
Dozens of new two-dimensional materials similar to graphene are now available, thanks to research from University of Manchester scientists.
Graphene drives potential for the next-generation of fuel-efficient cars
Harvesting heat produced by a car's engine which would otherwise be wasted and using it to recharge the car's batteries or powering the air-conditioning system could be a significant feature in the next generation of hybrid ...
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.
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.