The University offers excellent space research capabilities supported by
unique experimental facilities across an extensive range of research areas
including supersonic/hypersonic flows, control systems, space system
engineering, remote sensing, GIS & spatial modelling, atmospheric science,
isotope geochemistry and cosmochemistry.
The University of Manchester, in its present form, was created in 2004 by
the amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST, making
itself the largest single-site university in the UK. The University is ranked
38th in the world and 6th in Europe.
The University comprises three faculties: Biology,
Medicine and Health; Humanities; and Science and Engineering. The Faculty of
Science and Engineering is split into nine multidisciplinary schools including
Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth
and Environment Sciences; electrical and Electronic Engineering; Materials;
Mathematics; Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering; and Physics and
The University has a strong heritage of space
research encompassing the pioneering radio astronomy work at Jodrell Bank,
astrophysics, planetary science and cosmochemistry, space instrumentation and
space technology development and high-speed flows. It has excellent experimental facilities to
support both its in-house research programmes and external users, subject to
normal commercial terms.