What We Do

Mi encompasses the range of the University’s expertise in informatics. Our main research areas are covered by over 500 academics across the University, many world-leaders in their field and we are able to combine disciplines and capabilities to meet both the challenges of leading-edge research and the external demands of government, business and communities.

We support leading informatics researchers from different disciplines within the University working together on major interdisciplinary themes that tackle important research problems and exciting new areas of study and discovery.

This activity is organised around the following themes that draw on existing Manchester strengths and are recognised externally as strategically important: Digital Health; Data Science; Future Cities and Digital Society.

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Data Science

The University of Manchester's Data Science Institute acts as an access point to the University's expertise in data science. From information management, to analytics, to practical applications.

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Digital Health

Digital health brings together eHealth, covering digital processes in healthcare data; and mHealth, which broadly enables these processes through the use of mobile & digital technologies.

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Digital Society

Digital Society embraces a wide range of areas including Understanding and Modelling Human Behaviour; Development Informatics; Digital Humanities and Social Media

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Smart Cities

Smart cities, cities demonstrators, cities as “living labs” … it’s all about using data and technology to make our cities more connected, healthier, cleaner and safer to travel around

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