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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

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New research to address mental health challenges in Guyana

An OU academic is leading an ambitious new research project to address mental health challenges in Guyana.

8th April 2019
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Upcoming Events

May 21

Youth crime and justice: Does age matter?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

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

Jun 4

The idea of justice in innovation and development

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

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

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