About us

The Manchester Urban Institute combines the strengths of the Spatial Policy and Analysis Laboratory and other groupings.

The mission of MUI is to serve as a leading academic urban institute that generates world-class research, achieves high levels of engagement and impact with non-academic stakeholders and trains the next generation of urban activists, decision-makers, researchers and scholars.

By bringing together work from across the arts and humanities, the social sciences, business and health we are committed to 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 will position the University of Manchester as the leading global location for urban research, with a combined focus on both the global north and global south.

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