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£100k grant for OU’s AI fairness project

The Open University (OU) has secured £103,911 funding from the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation for the Open Societal Challenges AI Fairness Innovation project.

14th May 2024
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OU receives £220,000 grant to understand the role of talk in literacy pedagogy

The Open University recently received £220,000 funding to understand the role of talk in literacy pedagogy and how this supports children to read and write for pleasure.

14th May 2024
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Violence, women and the law: an unfinished story

In her inaugural lecture on 9 May 2024, Olga Jurasz, Professor of Law in the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law, explored the uneasy relationship between violence, law and women’s lives.

9th May 2024
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OU research informs policy on understandings for a "good death"

To mark Dying Matters Week and Demystifying Death Week (6-12 May), an OU researcher’s study into end of life care, has informed a Wise in 5 briefing looking at government strategies underpinning palliative and end of life care across the UK and Ireland.

7th May 2024
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China set to blast off to the far side of the Moon – here’s what it could discover

China is attempting to recover the first ever soil and rock samples from the lunar far side. The surface mission, Chang’e 6, named after the Chinese Moon goddess Chang’e, is a successor to the successful sample return mission, Chang’e 5, and a part of the Chinese lunar exploration programme.

2nd May 2024
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£1.3 million grant awarded to develop world-leading technologies in planetary imaging

The Open University Atmospheric Research and Surface Exploration group, led by Professor Manish Patel, have been awarded a £1.3 million grant from the UK Space Agency for developing new UK detector technology to realise next-generation planetary imaging through an international partnership with the US.

30th April 2024
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OU signs significant deal for company to make valves for satellites

The Open University has recently signed a major deal enabling Bradford Space (a Netherlands-based satellite propulsion system manufacturer) to make and utilise OU patented valves for their propulsion systems.

25th April 2024
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Shaping a sustainable future – the power of Open Research

“Creating Solutions, Inspiring Minds”, that is how The Open University (OU) is tackling climate change through open research according to Professor Nick Braithwaite.

24th April 2024
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New research into Pompeii to be revealed by OU/BBC co-production

New research findings about Pompeii will be revealed by an Open University (OU)/BBC co- production this month (April 2024).

12th April 2024
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OU research among UK funding boost for international space projects

Projects that showcase the best of UK space expertise on the international stage have secured a funding boost from the UK Space Agency, as the global space industry lands in Colorado Springs for the 39th Space Symposium on Monday 8 April.

8th April 2024

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