Science and engineering
This theme brings together academics working on a wide range of practical and theoretical areas of science and engineering, from graphene to aerospace, with experts in science and innovation policy.
Science and technology is one of our strongest fields at this University in which we have very strong influence. This is coined by the splitting of the atom, inventing of the first computer with memory and of course the wonder-material graphene. Below are our institutes and research centres focusing on public policy surrounding science and technology.
Dalton Nuclear Institute
The Dalton Nuclear Institute is the most advanced academic nuclear research capability in the UK. Through academic and industrial interdisciplinary collaboration, the institute plays a key role in providing the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a low-carbon future through nuclear energy. It has many strategic partnerships with government, industry and academia - ensuring that their research programmes have direct relevance and policy influence to the nuclear sector.
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Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR)
The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) is a centre of excellence in the field of innovation studies, which includes the overlap of innovation with science management and science policy. MIoIR is Europe’s largest and one of the World’s leading research centres in its field.
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Aerospace Research Institute (UMARI)
The Aerospace Research Institute produces high quality, cross disciplinary research in areas of emerging challenges in the aerospace sector. The Institute a collaborator of choice within Europe and for the major aerospace companies and positions the University of Manchester at the forefront of international aerospace research.
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Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB)
The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) is the first university-based, purpose-built interdisciplinary research institute of its kind in the UK. MIB are experts and policy influencers in emerging areas of excellence in the wider biotechnology field; including medical biotechnology and therapeutics, biofuels and energy and industrial biotechnology.
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Neuroscience and Mental Health
The Neuroscience and Mental Health domain brings together researchers from different backgrounds spanning science, engineering and medicine to produce high-quality research in the area of neuroscience. The international expertise of the Institute makes Manchester a premier player in the clinical application of neuroscience research.
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Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (CSEP)
The Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (CSEP) specialises in healthcare ethics and medical law, both nationally and internationally, including topics such as assisted suicide and euthanasia and the role of the criminal law in healthcare, reproduction, and the uses of human organs and tissues.
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Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM)
The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) holds strong expertise in several interconnected research areas address the social and cultural history of science, technology and medicine, focusing predominantly on nineteenth- and twentieth-century history.
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