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The Open University's research community conducts world-class research and innovation which has impact in the real world and deep into space.

We have extensive expertise in research and knowledge exchange and a proven track record of benefiting organisations large and small. There are many different ways in which you can access our knowledge base and work collaboratively with us to help fulfil your organisation’s potential.

The Enterprise team have a dedicated role to develop Knowledge Exchange opportunities and are the first port-of-call to begin exploring how The Open University can work with you.

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Tap into the OU's nationwide pool of highly skilled and talented students through our internship programme.

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New grant to explore the trans-European dimensions of Romanticism

An OU researcher has received a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to research how best to conceive and present European Romanticisms to various audiences.

19th January 2018
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Upcoming Events

Jan 30

The power of learning analytics for a better study experience

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -

18:00 to 19:00

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

Feb 6

Context in public management, the missing link

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -

18:00 to 19:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, Open University, MK6 7AA

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