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The Open University does world-leading, innovative research and development that influences policy and enriches lives. OU research ranks in the top third of all UK universities.

Learn about our research impact, research news and innovation.

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Knowledge exchange

In Northern Ireland, we undertake various knowledge exchange activities to promote the University's research.

Research in partnership

Open University academics work with other Northern Ireland university partners on collaborative research projects and many of our staff in the National Centre in Belfast have extensive research profiles.

Open Research Online

Open Research Online is The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs. It is an Open Access resource that can be searched and browsed freely by members of the public

Open Research Online