2021 issue

Rethinking productivity

April 2021 Issue Words by Krystyna Rudzki Images by iStock/xavierarnau As the UK considers how its economy can recover from the impact of the pandemic, a new institute based at Manchester is aiming to reframe the debate on productivity. A new national institute aims to change the way the UK thinks about, measures and increases productivity. Based at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), …

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For health, equality and sustainability

April 2021 Issue Words by Vicky Taylor-Plane As a leading international research university, The University of Manchester is committed to playing a collaborative role in tackling global challenges and helping create a greener, fairer and healthier world. We are the world’s number one university in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for action taken towards the United Nations’ …

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The graphene start-ups driving sustainability

April 2021 Issue Words by Alan Beck Image by Beenish courtesy of the Faculty of Science and Engineering Meet the graphene entrepreneurs putting social responsibility at the centre of their new businesses to help protect our environment. Across the world, more than one billion tyres are burned or buried in landfill every year. Around 60% of all water used …

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What did biotechnology ever do for us?

April 2021 Issue Words by Professor Rob Field Illustration by Jane Naylor In looking to a greener and healthier future, what we can take from our past? Professor Rob Field, Director of the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), explains the lineage from our oldest innovations to those that will shape our future. We have a rich history of discovering alternative …

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Improving the chances of recovery from brain haemorrhage

April 2021 Issue Words by Sally Mavin Image by iStock/DrAfter123 Every five minutes, someone in the UK will have a stroke, with one in ten of these a brain haemorrhage. Manchester researchers are preparing to launch a care package across north-west England that could save more lives from these severe strokes. Fiona Moss will never …

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