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Research beacons: Addressing global inequalities

22 Jun 2015

The University is advancing our understanding of the world in which we live, addressing global inequalities to improve lives

Research beacons: Addressing global inequalities

Our research beacons showcase areas where our researchers work with colleagues from across the University and beyond to produce solutions that are distinct to Manchester.

World-class research is the first goal of our Manchester 2020 strategy. Our aim is to be among the top 25 research universities in the world by 2020.

This week, we look at how we are addressing global inequalities.

Bringing together some of the best academic minds in applied medicine, business, law and social sciences, we’re challenging inequalities head on, creating and sharing knowledge to end poverty and inequalities across the globe. With years of research in global development, healthcare, education, employment, and equality and diversity, we help to deliver real-world benefit.

International governmental organisations, national governments, multinational corporations, global charities and non-governmental organisations partner with us to change the way they work and govern. Our research directly influences policies that make positive changes for people living in poverty and inequality. For example, our insight helped Cadbury’s to launch its £50 million Cocoa Partnership to support cocoa farmers and their communities. The company also converted its entire range of Cadbury Dairy Milk and Green & Black’s chocolate bars to Fairtrade.  

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