University of Manchester is top for UK business research income

Newly released official statistics show that The University of Manchester has attracted the most research income from UK industry of any institution in the country. The figures, from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), show that Manchester attracted £24,831,000 of research income in 2016 – 2017 from UK industry, commerce and public corporations. This places Manchester above other elite universities such as Cambridge, Imperial and Oxford. Deputy Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, Professor Luke Georghiou, said: We are delighted to be UK business’s favourite university and more importantly to be contributing to jobs and growth through the application of our leading-edge research. The statistics reflect a lot of hard work by our researchers, our business engagement team and their industrial partners.” The University works with a range of different organisations from large multinationals such as Unilever, Astra Zeneca and Rolls Royce, to local small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This occurs through its Business Engagement Support Team which acts as a gateway to research, recruitment and consultancy services. Read more