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The Open University was established by Royal Charter on 23 April 1969.

We are the leading university for flexible, innovative teaching and world-leading research in the United Kingdom and in 157 countries worldwide.

The Open University is unique among UK universities in combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence. Research and knowledge exchange is fundamental to The Open University’s founding principle: to be ‘open to people, places, methods and ideas’.

We work closely with external partners to promote our research for social and economic benefits. We also enable opportunities for enhancing and diversifying income from grants, consultancy, licensing, collaborative research sponsorship/contract research and spin-outs.


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