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The OU’s strategic research areas aim to tackle global challenges and promote social justice. They are: citizenship and governance; education; international development and space. Find out more on our main research website.

Open Research Online (ORO) is an open access resource of over 30,000 OU research outputs that can be searched and browsed freely by the public.

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Scottish and global impact

Open University in Scotland staff and research students are actively engaged in a varied programme of research work that impacts at home and abroad.

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Learning enhancement

We develop creative approaches to learning and teaching, based on research and evaluation, to meet the needs of Scotland’s learners, employers and other stakeholders.

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Use our expertise

We have proven expertise in research and knowledge exchange which can benefit your organisation. There are many ways we can work collaboratively.