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The Open University provides higher education opportunities to students across the Republic of Ireland helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.

 

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We provide flexible distance learning across Ireland, helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary things. Find out more about studying with us or browse our full range of courses and qualifications.

 

 

Routes to Learning

Routes to Learning

Routes To Learning is a guide that will structure a route through a range of free online resources from The Open University's award winning website. 

Latest news

Rosetta may be crashing, but its legacy lives on here on Earth, says OU academic
The Rosetta Mission will end with a controlled descent to the surface of Comet 67P on Friday 30 September 2016*; however, its legacy will live on in applications on Earth, developed by academics at The Open University, including detecting cancer and sniffing bed bugs.
OU academic amongst team of astronomers to discover an Earth-like planet
An international team of astronomers has detected a planet orbiting our nearest star, Proxima Centauri. The research, which has been published in Nature to a global audience, suggests that the planet is at just the right distance from Proxima Centauri for liquid water to exist on its surface and has the potential to support life.
Major UK universities to award degree course credit through MOOCs for the first time with FutureLearn “Programs”
Major UK universities to award degree course credit through MOOCs for the first time with FutureLearn “Programs”. 
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Research

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

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We work with groups, universities and employers across the Republic of Ireland.

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We make Open University teaching and learning resources available free of charge to anyone with access to the internet, no matter where in the world they live.

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