Locally connected, globally respected
Our people are as diverse and distinctive as their research. We’ve got speech and language therapists transforming communities in India and Uganda, we’ve got ecologists ensuring the survival of parrots in Africa, we’ve got computer scientists developing solutions for eye disease and we’ve got electrical engineers inventing scanners to detect guns and hidden weapons.
Place management experts are saving the UK high street and our criminologists are redefining offender rehabilitation. Law researchers have protected thousands of people from discrimination and our education research has revolutionised the early years curriculum in the UK and beyond. Our creative writers are Poet Laureates, OBEs, Forward Prize winners and Fellows of the British Academy. Community historians bring the past to life through award-winning films about youth and migration. We’ve got ceramicists with residencies at the V&A, textile artists curating exhibiting in India, architects winning commissions in the Middle East and arts and health practitioners advising international governments.
We rose 12 places in the Times Higher Education rankings for the quality of our REF2014 submission and our research income and reputation is growing on a daily basis. We hold EU HR Excellence for Research status and we are the only University in the UK to achieve the Investors in People Gold Champion award.
Recruiting talented researchers is a key focus for us. From early career researchers to established professors, we welcome discussions with exceptional individuals who can add to the quality, impact and focus of our research. In return, we can offer a supportive and friendly environment at an ambitious and confident, research informed university in one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Europe.
The open and supportive research culture at MMU has given me the freedom to undertake challenging projects on an ambitious scale - both physically and conceptually.Professor Steve Dixon
I love the opportunity MMU provides to work across disciplines and discover new ways of looking at things. This has been very successful for me with my interdisciplinary research into the interactions between microorganisms and surfaces.Professor Jo Verran
Manchester Metropolitan University enables intellectually challenging academic work to thrive. It actively facilitates and promotes interdisciplinary research and allows me to develop to my full potential.Professor Craig Banks