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 research focuses on both the natural and social aspects of environmental change, and their interplay.
Governance, policy and practice
Developing new ways of dealing with the global problems that habitually occur at multiple scales.
Poverty and social justice
Eradicating absolute poverty is one of the greatest challenges of our time and is a strong focus of this theme.
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:
- Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit
- Triangulum: Demonstrating smart green growth in urban areas
- Strategies to break links between social and educational disadvantage
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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.
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Global Development Institute (GDI)
GDI promotes social justice, economic development, and equality through education, research and policy analysis.
Manchester Urban Institute (MUI)
Launching in 2017, the Manchester Urban Institute will combine the strengths of our existing urban research centres.