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.
Extremophile bacteria could be key to solving nuclear problems
Radiation-tolerant bacteria could be even more effective at clearing up nuclear waste through natural processes than previously thought.
Scientists a step closer to developing renewable propane
Researchers at The University of Manchester have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of the gas propane. This research is part of a programme of ...
How to make trees grow bigger and quicker
Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate change.
Why slimy cheats don't win
Darwin's evolutionary theory predicts survival of the fittest. So why do different survival tactics co-exist, if evolution should always favour the winning strategy?
Graphene displays clear prospects for flexible electronics
Published in the scientific journal Nature Materials, University of Manchester and University of Sheffield researchers show that new 2D 'designer materials' can be produced to create flexible, see-through and more efficient ...
Training teachers for deaf children gets a robotic helping hand
Deaf education lecturers at The University of Manchester are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training.
Developing a gel that mimics human breast for cancer research to reduce the need for animal models
Scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham have been funded to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue, to advance cancer research and reduce animal testing.
New research shows that the Asian monsoon rains played a key role in the evolution of mammals
New research has shown that the Asian monsoon rains played a key role in the evolution of mammals.
Protons fuel graphene prospects
Graphene, impermeable to all gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it, University of Manchester researchers have found.
Secret of extinct British marine reptile uncovered
The fossil had been in the collections of Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery for more than 30 years until Dean Lomax (25) palaeontologist and Honorary Scientist at The University of Manchester, uncovered its hidden secrets.