UoM research grant and university ranking
The University of Manchester has just received £50 million investment on graphene research from the UK government. Graphene was discovered at the University in 2004 by Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov, who won the Nobel prize for their discovery. The opening line of the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Oborne's keynote speech in Manchester had a dramatic resonance to students and faculty: "Tomorrow's world is being shaped here in Manchester."
Manchester has continued to demonstrate its excellence more widely by climbing the prestigious Jiao-Tong World University Ranking from 44th to 38th, making The University of Manchester the fifth highest ranking University in the UK and sixth across Europe.
The University of Manchester is continuing its drive to make studying at Manchester the best possible experience for the students. The University has a newly established, dedicated Directorate for the Student Experience. Its remit is to ensure that each and every one of our scholars receive an outstanding student experience, that the University actively seeks out issues which are most important to the students, and to decisively roll out the changes which need to be made.