The Open University is unique among UK universities in combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence. We have over 1000 research academics working at the forefront of knowledge in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
We are not a typical university. For the last 50 years, we have been game-changers in education, with a track record of outstanding success. We bring this progressive thinking to our partnerships with industry and enterprise.
The Open University ranks in the top third of UK universities for research and development. Our Milton Keynes campus has world-class research facilities. Our laboratories produce a wide range of technologies from those that go into space to innovation that aids everyday life.
Our researchers are not just leaders in their fields, they are client-focused and results-oriented. We work with enterprise and industry daily in creative and driven ways that change how we live in the UK and beyond.