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OU awarded £2M to develop the next generation of UV space telescopes

Open University researchers have been awarded £2.1M to test and develop detectors for the next generation of ultraviolet (UV) space telescopes to continue the search for life on other planets.

8th April 2024
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Largest-ever UK report into online violence against women launched at Westminster

The full report of the largest-ever UK study into online violence against women and girls, designed and led by Professor Olga Jurasz at The Open University (OU) has been launched and discussed at the Houses of Parliament.

25th March 2024
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OU invests in its Affiliated Research Centres to improve health

The Open University (OU) has invested in a programme of research with its Affiliated Research Centres (ARC) through providing catalyst funding for six projects.

22nd March 2024
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“It sounds like a whisper”: feminist psychology and the gendering of power

In her inaugural lecture on 21 March 2024, Rose Capdevila, Professor of Psychology at the OU, discussed research around the gendering of power in three contexts: activism, the history of psychology and social media.

22nd March 2024
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OU teams up with Milton Keynes City Council on smart city research

Milton Keynes City Council and The Open University (OU) are once again teaming up to promote Milton Keynes as one of the world’s leading smart cities through the hugely successful MK:Smart initiative.

19th March 2024
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New £4.8M research initiative to combat economic inactivity in Northern Ireland

The Open University is involved in a £4.8 million research and policy action group, EPIC Futures NI, aimed at addressing economic inactivity in Northern Ireland.

19th March 2024
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The Open University asks UK charities to set challenges for the future

The Open University (OU) is pioneering a new approach to research by asking the UK charity sector to determine future challenges that we can collaboratively tackle.

14th March 2024
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The Open University asks businesses to set challenges for the future

The Open University (OU) is pioneering a new approach to research by asking businesses to determine future challenges that we can tackle.

8th March 2024
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Funding to analyse hundreds of thousands of images from Mars spacecraft

An OU researcher has received just over half a million pounds to use new Machine Learning tools to analyse huge image datasets collected by spacecraft orbiting Mars.

29th February 2024
Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Blackman and Executive Dean of the STEM Faculty Professor Nick Braithwaite being presented with the award from Her Majesty The Queen.

The Queen presents The Open University with Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its OpenSTEM Labs

The Open University was presented with a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education by Her Majesty The Queen this week (22 February 2024) at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

23rd February 2024

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