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Spotlight on OU at 50

As the OU celebrates 50 years of research, we remember all of our colleagues past and present who have made contributions to research as well the many projects which have had major impacts on the world around us.

Cyber security

Cyber security research and teaching at the OU takes a broad approach which combines human-centred computing and software engineering.

Health

Health and wellbeing research, which is a priority research area for The Open University, focuses on well-being at all stages of life from birth to death in a way which reflects The Open University’s social justice mission and the rights of the individual.

OU Research Excellence Awards

The OU Research Excellence Awards recognise excellence and celebrate achievement within the OU research environment. .

Research that is shaping the next 50 years

As The Open University (OU) celebrates 50 years of research, we look at some projects that are set to have a major impact on the future.

Student in a library

Scholarship

OU research into how students learn and how best to teach them - what the OU refers to as scholarship - is going a long way towards improving the OU student experience.

Smart Materials

Smart and Functional Materials research  at The Open University is driving forward the development of novel solutions to practical problems, and expanding scientific knowledge, in the fields of Energy, Nanotechnology, Diagnostics and Material Analysis using ‘smart materials’.

The Moon

In the run-up to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing (20 July 2019), OU researchers address the question of whether it is possible to live on the Moon.

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Gordon Liu

Cause-related marketing

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, Gordon Liu, Professor of Marketing Strategy, delivered his inaugural lecture on how effective corporate social responsibility strategies enhance a firm’s reputation with its key stakeholders.

9th September 2019
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Upcoming Events

Oct 15

What’s the point of criminal justice history?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

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

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