The University of Manchester - MIDAS

The University of Manchester


The University of Manchester has its ultimate origins in the Mechanics’ Institute established in the city in 1824 and the Victoria University of Manchester founded by charter in 1904

Today the main campus is located south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road. In 2014/15, the university had 38,590 students and 10,400 staff, making it the second largest university in the UK. It also generated an income of over £1 billion, of which £262.4 million was from research grants and contracts, whilst having the third largest endowment of any university in England (£188.9 Billion) after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford. It is a member of the worldwide Universities Research Association, the Russell Group of British research universities and the N8 Group.

The Faculty Life Sciences hosts a number of research centres, including: the Manchester Centre for Biophysics and Catalysis, the Welcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, the Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals, the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, the Centre for Integrative Mammalian Biology, and the Healing Foundation Centre for Tissue Regeneration. The Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research is a joint endeavour with the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences of Manchester University and industrial partners.

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