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Basic Company Information

Company name: Open University Worldwide Limited
Company registration number: 1260275
Company registered address: Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. MK7 6AA
Company registered in: England and Wales

Company Objectives

Open University Worldwide Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Open University. It contributes to the core business of The Open University in two key ways:

(i) by supporting the OU in using its expertise and experience as a world leader in supported open learning
(ii) by aiming to increase the financial return to the OU from its international and corporate activities.

The following general objectives are derived from the purpose statement above:

  1. To generate a financial return from international and corporate activities through sales of learning materials, consultancy and the development of partnerships;
  2. To promote the University as a global leader in distance education while ensuring that the OU's academic and pedagogic reputation is protected;
  3. To enhance worldwide the OU brand and key values and mission of the institution.

Relationship with The Open University

Open University Worldwide Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Open University. You can find out more about The Open University by following these links:

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