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Meeting skills needs

The Open University supports economic growth in Northern Ireland through professional development of employees and partnerships with employers. Our triple-accredited Business School is in the top 1% worldwide.


Co-operation with employers and meeting their skills and innovation needs in Northern Ireland is a key priority for The Open University.


The Open University has state of the art research facilities that can be made available to industry partners. We have specific expertise in research and knowledge exchange that can benefit your organisation.

Skills development

The Open University brings together global expertise with a local presence when working with organisation to address their training and skills needs.  This ensures that both organisations receive the best possible experience.

Our student talent pool

OU study is challenging and demanding, and students develop a variety of valuable skills and qualities that are relevant to the work place.