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Over half a million to support doctoral researchers in Open Educational Resources

OU research into Open Educational Resources has been awarded £546,759 for a fourth phase of funding by The William Flora and Hewlett Foundation.

7th August 2023
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New research grant for more sustainable space missions

The OU is to lead a £1.045 million project UK consortium to develop a ground-breaking planetary protection approach that will enable the next generation of space missions.

25th July 2023
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Inaugural Steven Chase Memorial Award for policing research

The first recipient of the Steven Chase Memorial Award was Dr Paul Walley who is the Director of Learning in the OU Business School’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL).

25th July 2023
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OU research informs new end of life care guide

A new guide to support palliative and end of life care has been informed by OU researchers.

18th July 2023
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OU research informs digitalisation of energy sector

OU researchers have received £621,000 for their role in the digitalisation of training materials for the energy sector.

18th July 2023
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Space, education and financial literacy influence OU PGR prizes

Research into space, education, and financial literacy in India, influenced top prize winners in the OU’s Postgraduate Research Poster Competition 2023.

17th July 2023
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Data (Science) is everywhere and for everyone – but only if we are professional

In her inaugural lecture, Rachel Hilliam, Professor of Statistics in the OU’s Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, explored the role played by Data Science in ensuring that data is being used ethically, stored safely and analysed robustly.

13th July 2023
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Education report highlights challenges of complex learning environments

This year’s future of education report highlights 10 promising innovations facing learners and educators over the coming years.

6th July 2023
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OU researchers support Euclid Dark Energy Satellite Mission to Map the Universe

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Euclid flagship Dark Energy Satellite Mission launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Saturday 1 July 2023, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

4th July 2023
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Hat trick for OU International Development research at Ely Graduation

Three postgraduate research students from the OU’s International Development research area graduated at Ely Cathedral in May and are already excelling in their careers.

27th June 2023

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