The University of Manchester is committed to making a difference in the social and economic well-being of the world’s least advantaged groups through our teaching, research, public events, and activities.

A significant amount of research is generated through cross-disciplinary teams of researchers, involving working with academic colleagues from elsewhere in the world and also with non-academic stakeholders.


Placemaking pilot projects

We're using funding awarded through the University’s Humanities Strategic Investment Fund to pilot transformative approaches to co-production.

Each project is supported by partners in the public or private sectors, or by grassroots organisations, and aims to work with communities to co-produce research to improve the lives of people living in Greater Manchester.