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:
An OU lecturer and researcher who became the first-ever Professor of Care, Carers, and Caring, will call for more support for carers to reduce the inequalities they experience in her inaugural lecture this month (6 December 2023).
Future OU postgraduate research has been recently awarded just over £200,000 funding for the next cohort of the Open-Oxford-Cambridge (OOC) Doctoral Training Programme.
A team led by The Open University has successfully secured a funding grant worth £657,922 for a project investigating trust in forensic science.
The Open University has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its OpenSTEM Labs initiative.
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Our researchers have added 219 new items to ORO last month (November 2023).
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