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Research careers

The Open University's research careers mission is to provide excellent training and development opportunities for researchers at all stages of their career so that they excel in their academic profession.

Our world-leading innovative research and development ranks in the top third of UK universities. It influences policy and practice from local to global levels. Our researchers conduct research which is often fed back into their teaching materials, strengthening the quality of both.

If you are interested in a research degree, please visit our dedicated pages on this.

Academics

OU academics benefit from a flexible academic life and prestigious accolades from external bodies.

Researchers and Research Fellows

OU researchers and fellows join our community because we have the technology and global influence to change people’s lives.

Visiting Academics

We welcome academic visitors who would like to collaborate with us on a variety of projects and research.

News & articles

International Space Station - NASA

OU receives £6.7 million to expand Astrobiology Research

The Open University OU) has received £6.7 million to expand its Astrobiology Research Group to address fundamental questions about life beyond the Earth. The grant is awarded under Research England’s “Expanding Excellence in England (E3) 2019-2022”.

13th June 2019
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Upcoming Events

Jun 25

If school is the problem, what is the solution?

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

Jul 16

The polar oceans and global climate

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

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