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 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.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
GDI promotes social justice, economic development, and equality through education, research and policy analysis.
Manchester Urban Institute (MUI)
The MUI combines the strengths of a number of groupings from across The University of Manchester.
We're home to many interdisciplinary research groups with a broad range of interests related to their subject areas.