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School of Environment, Education and Development

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Research with impact

Our research is well positioned to evaluate and address both current and emerging societal challenges within the Global North and South.

Our world-leading research highlights the uneven relationships between societies, economies and the environment.

We address core thematic concerns, acting as the engines of the school’s interdisciplinary and problem-solving agenda, and shaping long-term policy engagement.

Our research

In bringing together conceptual, policy-oriented and engaged research strands, we are able to effectively contribute to the University’s ‘Addressing inequalities’ and ‘Ethical grand challenges’ signature programmes.

Key examples include our work on poverty alleviation in Greater Manchester, sustainability and educational disadvantage:

For more information, please see our Impact pages and our researchers’ regular contributions to Policy@Manchester.

Partnerships

Through targeted interdisciplinary research, SEED continues to build capacity to publicise and deliver social impact through engagement with local and international partners.

This includes targeted projects building on completed research such as our work on the design of social housing:

Through targeted interdisciplinary research, SEED continues to build capacity to publicise and deliver social impact through engagement with local and international partners.

This includes targeted projects building on completed research such as our work on the design of social housing: