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#OU Research - the last 50 years

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.

#OU Research - 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.

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 at 50

October 2019 is the month that we will celebrate OU Research at 50. Throughout the month, we will share examples of our research excellence on our OU Twitter account, all of which will culminate in the OU Research Excellence Awards 2019 on Wednesday 23 October. 

OU Research Excellence Awards

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

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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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