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Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub


The Knowledge Hub is a key focus for innovation in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Through our wide range of Knowledge Clusters we bring together academic staff, students and ‘real world’ partners to make sense of the key challenges facing contemporary business and society.

Our Knowledge Clusters reflect the passion and expertise of our academic staff. Of equal importance, though, are the research needs of our business community. By bringing together a treasure trove of resource in a creative environment we seek to spark innovation in teaching, research and knowledge exchange that can really make a difference.

Our clusters are action-orientated and entrepreneurial as well as scholarly. They are passionate about working with a wide range of stakeholders to build a useful evidence base and facilitating practitioners to use that evidence to build a sustainable future.

Knowledge Hub Director, Dr Julia Rouse.

Wollstonecraft panel with Dr Emma Liggens and Dr Sonja Lawrenson

, People’s History Museum

Join MMU academics as they discuss their varied and fascinating publications and work on Mary Wollstonecraft. This panel event is part of Wonder Women Radical Manchester.

Enterprise and Strategy Simulation Competition

, MMU Business School

Innovative and exciting two-day event where teams comprising year 11 and 12 pupils, academics and business partners will compete against each other in a real world simulation to test their business acumen.

Beyond GDP: can the humanities show the way?

, MMU Business School

As part of the Manchester Metropolitan University Festival of Knowledge, a one-day symposium will take place on 4 November 2015 to examine the role and contribution of the humanities in awakening the imaginative and moral sense amongst participants.

A full list of our upcoming events features on the events calendar. Here, you will also find details of our past events.

Latest News and Opportunities


Business in Sport cluster welcomes international students to the Etihad Stadium

Over three days during April 2015, the Department of Management and the Business of Sport Knowledge Cluster welcomed 21 students and three staff members from the School of Sport Management and Marketing at Hogeschool, Rotterdam. The visit was part of a developing wider partnership between MMU and Hogeschool with future activities already planned for 2015–16.

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ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science 2015 – Call for Applications

MMU is partnering with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the University of Manchester on a Manchester-based Festival of Social Science for the first time in November 2015. Running from 7–14 November the call for applications to host events is now open.

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Call for Papers – Beyond GDP: can humanities show the way?

Taking place on 4 November 2015, this one-day symposium will examine the role and contribution of the humanities in awakening the imaginative and moral sense amongst participants. The aim is to determine the ways in which the various disciplines of the humanities inform and support individual and community aspirations.

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VC Studentship: Using Big Data to Model Entrepreneurship in the Manchester City Region

This project will adopt a big data approach to model various aspects of entrepreneurship in the Manchester City Region. Using ‘stylised’ big data, this study will develop pioneering evidence about entrepreneurship in the Manchester City Region and significantly inform the development of economic policy in the region as it takes up new, devolved powers of governance.

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Gender cluster member Stephen Whittle given prestigious title of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

A champion for the rights of transgender people, Prof Stephen Whittle (Gender Knowledge Cluster) has been granted the prestigious title of ‘Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences’ by a selection of his peers. This adds to a string of accolades for Prof Whittle including an OBE, honorary degree and Stonewall Award from the American Bar Association.

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For more content from the Knowledge Hub, please visit the News and opportunities archive.

For more information

  • Director:
    Dr Julia Rouse
  • Address:
    Knowledge Hub,
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Business School,
    All Saints Campus,
    Oxford Road,
    Manchester, M15 6BH,
    United Kingdom
For general enquiries, contact
  • Katherine Roycroft
    Research Project and Development Manager (Mon–Wed)
  • Telephone:
    0161 247 6067
  • Email:

  • Jane Walkington-Ellis
    Research Project and Development Manager (Wed–Fri)
  • Telephone:
    0161 247 3654
  • Email:

  • Gary Lindsay
    Research Administrator
  • Telephone:
    0161 247 2706
  • Email:

Events at a glance