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Welcome to the Faculty

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Dr Josie Fraser, Executive Dean

We are world leaders in inclusive, innovative and impactful STEM teaching and research. Our vibrant research community provides solutions to scientific and technological challenges faced by business, governments and societies. Join us and share in our achievements.

Prof Josie Fraser, Executive Dean

Schools and Institute

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Computing and Communications

The school leads and shapes the digital revolution through delivering innovative and dynamic teaching, that is relevant to the workplace, and is founded on world-class research and scholarship in computing and communications.

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Engineering and Innovation

The School leads the OU’s teaching in Engineering, Design, Technology & Innovation Management, Systems Thinking and Environmental Management and has highly rated Design and from Materials Engineering research (REF2014).

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Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences

The School is renowned for its interdisciplinary research and teaching methods, enhancing our understanding of past and present Earth and environmental systems interactions, and promoting positive actions for a sustainable future.

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Life, Health and Chemical Sciences

Leading research and teaching across the broad discipline areas: Brain and Behavioural Sciences; Cell and Molecular Biology; Chemistry and Analytical Sciences and Human Biology.

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Mathematics and Statistics

The School’s research in mathematics and statistics fuels innovation in industry, medicine and public health.

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Physical Sciences

World-leading research and teaching in Astronomy, Physics, and Planetary and Space Sciences.

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Knowledge Media Institute

KMi is at the forefront of research and development in: Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Technologies, and Multimedia.




Meet our Academics

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In addition to teaching on Open University modules our academics are engaged in ground breaking research that benefits individuals and society.

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