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:
Participants in The Open University's first Sustainability Research Festival highlighted willingness to collaborate as a key requirement to tackle environmental challenges both locally and globally.
New research on social care and older people resulted in a toolkit designed by The Open University aimed at transforming the well-being of older people and staff in the care sector.
A project around cyber victimisation, which is part of The Open University's Open Societal Challenges themes around Tackling Inequalities and Living Well, has had findings published.
A project, which is part of The Open University's Open Societal Challenges themes around Tackling inequalities, has had findings published in Women’s Studies International Forum Journal.
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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.
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We provide excellent training and development opportunities for researchers at all stages of their career so that they excel in their academic profession.
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Our researchers have added 184 new items to ORO last month (May 2023).
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