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.
OU academics benefit from a flexible academic life and prestigious accolades from external bodies.
OU researchers and fellows join our community because we have the technology and global influence to change people’s lives.
We welcome academic visitors who would like to collaborate with us on a variety of projects and research.
Writing in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, New York Times columnist Will Rodgers commented that the level of panic was such that it induced a spate of suicide among traders
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