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.
Studying politics? Huge database of political attitudes and choices now yours
Politics students, irrespective of their level of statistical expertise, now have the chance to analyse the opinions of tens of thousands of people surveyed between February 2014 and May 2015.
World's 10 most dangerous volcanoes identified
Volcano enthusiasts have enlisted the help of a University of Manchester academic to come up with a list of the top ten most dangerous volcanoes in the world.
Archaeologists unveil remains of 14,000-year-old Ice Age settlement
Archaeologists from the UK working in the Channel Island of Jersey have found the remains of a 14,000-year-old hunter-gather settlement offering great views over landscapes now drowned by the English Channel.
Facial recognition software solves Gaskell silhouette mystery
On the 150th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Gaskell (12 November 1865), a long-held mystery surrounding the true identity of a silhouette suspected to be of the Victorian novelist has been solved.
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.
Climate scientist hits out at IPCC projections
As a new chairman is appointed to the Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change (IPCC) a University of Manchester climate expert has said headline projections from the organisation about future warming are 'wildly over optimistic.'
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.
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 ...
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.