We've been using our research to transform lives throughout the UK and worldwide for over 50 years. In 2022 we embarked on a new research mission to address three crucial societal challenges:
There can be no adult in the western world who hasn’t heard of Star Wars nor seen the out-of-this-world props and costumes from Stormtrooper uniforms to other equally ubiquitous items.
More than 250 Open University staff, students, funders and partners came together in London last night (22 September 2022) to celebrate OU research.
The Open University hosted Professor John Butcher’s inaugural lecture on 13 September 2022.
New research findings have provided important new clues as to how the inner Solar System, including Earth, acquired its water and organic-rich components - the essential building blocks for all life.
Four remarkable research projects have been shortlisted and we are inviting you, the public, to vote online for which should receive the People’s Choice Award 2022.
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Our research is conducted across four faculties, two research institutes, and a variety of inter-faculty research areas.
We have a global and diverse community of more than 1,200 academic and research staff and 900 postgraduate research students.
We are passionate about the creation and impact of research-based knowledge and how we can apply this to real challenges.
We provide excellent training and development opportunities for researchers at all stages of their career so that they excel in their academic profession.
Open Research Online (ORO) is the Open Access repository of research outputs from The Open University's research community.
The service is publicly accessible and can be browsed and searched freely. It is home to thousands of peer reviewed publications.
Our researchers have added 278 new items to ORO last month (September 2022).
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