2019 issue

Nancy Rothwell / Innovation at the heart of our future strategy

Autumn 2019 Issue Words by Nancy Rothwell and Luke Georghiou Research and discovery are at the core of what we do at the University, driven by curiosity and the pursuit of new knowledge. However, we also aim to ensure that we realise the impact and benefit of those discoveries for both their economic and social …

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Uncovering our immunity

Autumn 2019 Issue Words by Katie McCall Image by iStock/Design Cells The University of Manchester is home to a world-leading community of immunology and inflammation experts, working together to address the some of the most pressing global healthcare challenges. Named after the celebrated scientist and women’s rights advocate, the Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation unites …

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Nancy Rothwell & James Thompson / Social responsibility at our core

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Nancy Rothwell and James Thompson In this issue of the magazine we will place the spotlight on our University’s commitment to social responsibility. This commitment – one of our three core goals – is particularly pertinent as we look afresh at what it means to be a civic university, now and in …

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Jen O’Brien / Empowering Students

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Jen O’Brien Illustration by Steve McCabe The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint to achieve a better future for all. Dr Jen O’Brien, who’s helped create a pioneering interdisciplinary module for undergraduates on sustainability, explains why Manchester is the perfect place to engage with global challenges. We live …

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Social Development Goals / Answering the world’s call

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Rose Brooke Images by David Gennard and Jill Jennings The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals give us all a target of addressing global challenges by 2030. It’s a mission that aligns with The University of Manchester’s commitment to social responsibility, embodied in our people, as these three stories show. In …

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Shaping the future / Healthcare in Rwanda

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Jocelyne Elton Image by David Gennard Rwanda has big ambitions to transform health care in Sub-Saharan Africa. Olivier Ndahiriwe, an Equity and Merit Scholar at Manchester, aims to make these ambitions a reality. Three decades ago Rwanda, landlocked and with few natural resources, saw its progress thwarted by turbulent times …

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Windfarms / Blowing in the right direction

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Hayley Cox Image by iStock/CharlieChesvick and /BrankoPhoto When it comes to energy, offshore appears to be the direction the wind is blowing. Researchers at The University of Manchester are exploring the full breadth of this sustainable and cost-effective energy source. Back in 2010, just 0.8% of energy generated by the …

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