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The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester. The University of Manchester is a red brick university, a product of the civic university movement of the late 19th century. The main campus is south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road. The university owns and operates major cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, John Rylands Library and Jodrell Bank Observatory—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2016/17, the university had 40,490 students and 10,400 staff, making it the second largest university in the UK (out of 167 including the Open University), and the largest single-site university. The university had a consolidated income of £1 billion in 2017–18, of which £298.7 million was from research grants and contracts (6th place nationally behind Oxford, UCL, Cambridge, Imperial and Edinburgh). It has the fourth-largest endowment of any university in the UK, after the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh. It is a member of the worldwide Universities Research Association, the Russell Group of British research universities and the N8 Group.

A modern space race needs to be built on sustainability

“Researchers have called for a more sustainable approach to the UK’s National Space Strategy in a new publication from The University of Manchester, On Space. Based on leading research and expertise on innovative and emerging technologies, experts are calling …

Strange neutron star spinning every 76 seconds discovered in stellar graveyard

“An international team of scientists have discovered a strange radio emitting neutron star, which rotates extremely slowly, completing one rotation every 76 seconds. The team, led by members of the ERC-funded MeerTRAP (More Transients and Pulsars) group at The …

Manchester experts are designing AI-powered machines tough enough to work safely in hostile hotspots

“A new generation of smart robots is being developed at The University of Manchester that can be trusted to think and act for themselves in some of the most hazardous places on Earth - and beyond. ‘Hot robotic’ systems were originally …

NGI uses twist to engineer 2D semiconductors with built-in memory functions

“A team of researchers at The University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has demonstrated that slightly twisted 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) display room-temperature ferroelectricity. This characteristic, combined with TMDs’ outstanding optical …

Colossal black holes locked in cosmic dance at heart of galaxy

“Astronomers find evidence for the tightest-knit supermassive black hole duo observed to date. An epic deep space cosmic ballet of two giant black holes orbiting one another every two years has been observed for the first time by an international …

NGI advances graphene spintronics as 1D contacts improve mobility in nano-scale devices

“Researchers at The University of Manchester may have cleared a significant hurdle on the path to quantum computing, demonstrating step-change improvements in the spin transport characteristics of nanoscale graphene-based electronic devices. The team - comprising researchers from the National Graphene Institute …

Challenging Einstein’s greatest theory with extreme stars

“Researchers at The University of Manchester have helped conduct a 16-year long experiment to challenge Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The international team including scientists from; the Max Planck Insitute, The University of British Columbia and The University of …

Plastic-eating bacteria could help aid global recycling efforts

“Bacteria which have been shown to degrade and assimilate plastic, has been a key area of international research since 2016. Now a University of Manchester-based team of scientists have made a biotechnological breakthrough which may help humans to call on …

New era of physics uncovered by Neutrino experiment’s first results

“A major new physics experiment has used four complementary analyses to show no signs of a theorised fourth kind of neutrino known as the sterile neutrino. Its existence is considered a possible explanation for anomalies seen in previous physics experiments …

Astronomers solve 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding Chinese supernova of 1181AD

“A 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding the origins of a famous supernova first spotted over China in 1181AD has finally been solved, according to an international team of astronomers. New research published today (September 15, 2021) says that a faint, fast …