OU research is rethinking the changing relationships between citizens and authorities in the 21st century. Its scope ranges from global issues like migration, to the increasing scrutiny of private lives.
International Development research at the OU is pioneering a different approach which we call ‘inclusive innovation’. We are working with poor and marginalised people developing their own solutions.
The OU is one of the top three university space science centres in the UK. OU scientists play key roles in iconic missions, such as Rosetta, the first comet landing.
The Open University is the European leader for massive innovations in learning technologies which have worldwide influence and deliver digital education at scale.
OU research is available to all via our free public access online repository, home to thousands of peer-reviewed publications.
OU researchers will provide an opportunity for the public to view planet Mercury as a black dot... read more
Not only is April 23 the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, but the UN has chosen it as UN... read more
The Millennium Drought taught Australians many lessons about living under extremely dry conditions... read more
The Open University is one of the lead partners in a £5.5 million programme to maintain Europe's... read more
The challenge to design the smartest cities has been embraced in most larger UK cities but less is... read more
The Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) at The Open University has been granted more than one... read more
“Dream the impossible – and go out and make it happen. I walked on the moon. What can’t you do?”... read more
Neuroplasticity – or brain plasticity – is the ability of the brain to modify its connections or re... read more
Arriving at the Olympic Village in Turin, the stage for the 2006 Winter Olympics, it is easy to... read more
Saturn is home to more than 60 moons – from the massive Titan and the crater-riddled Phoebe, to... read more