The Open University (OU)’s commitment to research and societal impact is recognised with 82% of its research impact assessed to be ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. These results are a welcome acknowledgement of the impact of OU researchers’ work in transforming lives, shaping policy and tackling critical challenges across the UK’s four nations and worldwide.
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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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