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Specialist Centres

With a wealth of expertise to share, we have created a number of dedicated centres which focus on access to specialist services for organisations and our community. Whether it is arts and entertainment, environmental impact, industry sector-specific or public policy support, each of these centres is committed to ease of access to cutting-edge knowledge and creative talent.

Axis Arts Centre

A specialist team engaged in the promotion of professional contemporary performance companies, cross-disciplinary artists and creative writers, to the public and those based on the Crewe campus, alongside community engagement projects, regional partnerships and employability opportunities in the arts. Go to the website >>

Policy Evaluation, Research & Utilisation (PERU)

A specialist team of evaluators, economists, sociologists and criminologists who focus on evaluating policies, programmes and projects and advising national and local policy-makers on the development of evidence-informed policy. Go to the website >>

Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art & Design (MIRIAD)

A specialist centre supporting the research degrees of Manchester School of Art in the practices, professions, histories and theories of Art, Architecture, Craft, Design, Film and Media Arts. Go to the website >>

Capitol Theatre

The University Theatre and performance space for the final year (BA Hons) Acting students. Go to the website >>


The University’s business incubator for start-ups and new enterprises, we help our graduates, students and staff to set up businesses. Go to the website >>

Arts for Health

Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University is the UK's longest established arts and health organisation. With specialisms in research, advocacy and development, it is working with Arts Council England, Department of Health and a range of partners to better understand the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on health and well-being. Go to the website >>

Centre for Air Transport & Aviation (CATE)

CATE has a global reputation for aviation-related research and is leading on the environmental impacts of the exponential growth of air travel. Go to the website >>

Centre for Enterprise

Creating and exchanging knowledge in enterprise and entrepreneurship. Go to the website >>

Creative Manchester

Creative Manchester is a research, enterprise and educational partnership within Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) which brings together individuals from across Manchester and beyond with an interest in the creative industries. Go to the website >>

The Manchester Food Research Centre

MFRC is currently supporting over 100 food and drink businesses in the Northwest and has successfully completed more than 20 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in the food science, technology, manufacturing and marketing sectors. Go to the website >>

The International Tourism Centre

The International Tourism Centre (ITC) provides professional services to UK, EU and other international organisations in the public and private tourism and hospitality sectors. Go to the website >>

The Fashion Technology Centre

The Hollings International Fashion Logistics Group at Manchester Metropolitan University is engaged in leading edge research in the field of international fashion logistics and supply chain management. Go to the website >>

Specialist Transport And Advice Centre (STATUS)

STATUS provides testing, consultancy and lobbying services for manufacturers of specialist vehicles such as kit cars, taxies, buses and hearses. Go to the website >>


Guidance provided by the MFRC has proved invaluable in setting up my company & showing me the correct steps to launch my products in the UK & Europe. Fibonacci UK