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Research-informed teaching

Our teaching is inspired by the internationally excellent and world-leading research being conducted at the OU.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 show our research is both world-leading and has impact in the real world, informing our teaching and our knowledge exchange with academic and non-academic partners and the public.

The OU is at the forefront of research into learning technologies which has resulted in award-winning teaching and learning facilities and tools to analyse and improve learning, many of which directly benefit our students. Examples are:

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Supporting UK business contributions to UK space industry

OU researchers, led by OU Professor of Electro-Optics, Andrew Holland are part of a consortium of UK universities and organisations to be awarded almost £5 million to support small businesses in enhancing innovation in the UK space industry.

22nd May 2018
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Upcoming Events

Jun 13

What is the future of professional knowledge and learning?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30

The Open University, 1 - 11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP

Jun 26

OU inaugural lecture to address new ways of organising

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:45

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

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