Our research helps inform policymaking both in the UK and worldwide across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. These range from areas such as science and innovation policy through to healthcare management, regional devolution and welfare policies.
Our academics engage across the highest levels of government, sitting on select committees and working groups, while being regularly commissioned to write reports for government departments in their specific research areas where they are recognised as leading authorities.
For instance our Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is a world-leading centre of excellence in the study of science, technology and innovation policy and management. Its mission to combine rigour with relevance lies at the heart of its engagement activities as it seeks to help policymakers understand the dynamics of science and innovation. For instance the Institute was recently commissioned by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills as part of an ongoing review of government research establishments.
Our Health Services Research Centre is a leading authority on healthcare management, and most recently has been informing policy around the devolution of health and social care services in Greater Manchester.
And our academics are also at the forefront of changing working practices. For instance Professor Jill Rubery recently gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee on policies aimed at reducing the pay gap for women.
Monday, July 29, 2019
Student, Harsh Anand, shares his experiences of the MSc Quantitative Finance Class of 2019’s recent trip to Santander’s headquarters in London.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Two new technology businesses share this year’s £70,000 prize for novel applications of graphene and other 2D materials.
The University of Manchester strengthens enterprise and innovation capability with Masood Enterprise Centre investment
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The University of Manchester is further strengthening its enterprise and innovation capability by bringing together the Masood Enterprise Centre and the Innovation Optimiser Team, previously based in UMI3, and investing in two new academic appointments.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The Masood Enterprise Centres Enterprise Summer School took place over four days in Grange-over-Sands last week with 30 postgraduate students from around the university aiming to identify business opportunities based on social problems in the area.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Alliance Manchester Business School and The University of Birmingham are celebrating with the NHS Leadership Academy, as a record 1,566 NHS managers and leaders have now graduated with a Masters in Healthcare Leadership from its flagship Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme.
Friday, June 28, 2019
As Semester 2 comes to a close, and with only dissertations left to submit, our master’s students celebrate finishing classes. The 2019 ball was held at The Midland Hotel in Manchester city centre and was organised by The Horizon Society.