About MetroPolis

A research-led think tank

MetroPolis connects practitioners, researchers and policy makers.

At MetroPolis, we accelerate the policy impact of academic research through making connections on regional, national and international levels from within the Manchester Metropolitan University.

There are many challenges facing our world today including meeting the needs of an ageing population, tackling youth unemployment, reducing poverty and inequality and responding to climate change. At the same time governments are looking to reduce spending, citizens want a more personalised public service and trust in politicians and institutions is falling.

We are part of the largest Higher Education campus in the UK with more than 200 researchers rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. MMU is 53rd in the UK research power rankings (an aggregate of the volume and quality of research).

Our Vision:

Our research emphasises the potential for personal and community empowerment by addressing social, technical and economic challenges. We want social and economic policy that shares the benefits of growth across society as well as protecting and nurturing individuals and communities. Our approach is diverse as we utilise evidence to challenge idle stereotypes and to inform development of research-led policy.

MetroPolis promotes evidence-informed policy based on MMU’s world-class research.