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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 intrested 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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OU research to tackle extremism among England's youth

An Open University (OU) research project has been awarded almost £100,000 to evaluate the usefulness of virtual technology (VR) to combat extremism among vulnerable young people.

14th June 2018
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Upcoming Events

Jun 26

OU inaugural lecture to address new ways of organising

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:45

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

Jul 17

Should we risk lives to save history?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:45

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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