Our vision is to realise more inclusive and just cities that are environmentally and socially sustainable for current and future generations.

Manchester Urban Institute (MUI) combines the strengths of multiple thematic groupings drawn from across The University of Manchester’s three Faculties, and deliver our vision through serving as a leading academic urban institute generating world-class research.

We achieve elevated levels of engagement and impact with both academic and non-academic stakeholders and are committed to training the next generation of urban activists, decision-makers, researchers, and scholars.

Bringing together work from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, business, and health, we offer an increased understanding of the global urban condition – past, present, and future – and to studying and changing the world through engaging with a range of global, national, and local stakeholders.

MUI positions The University of Manchester as the leading location for urban research, with a combined focus on the global north and global south.