Centres and Institutes

University Institutes

Our two major research institutes are the John Rylands Research Institute and Library (Rylands), which promotes research into the world-class special collections of The University of Manchester Library, and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) which conducts rigorous research on the impact and outcomes of contemporary and historical crises.


The research we do reflects strong interdisciplinary links across the disciplines. Our overarching Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Arts and Languages (CIDRAL) promotes the considerable variety of synergies across the school and showcases some of our best interdisciplinary work.