The Open University’s (OU) results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) published today (Thursday 18 December) demonstrate world leading research excellence in many of its subjects. The OU is unique among UK universities having both an access mission and demonstrating research excellence.

The REF results saw nearly three quarters (72%) of The Open University’s research assessed as 4 or 3 star – the highest ratings available – and awarded to research that is world-leading or internationally excellent.  The OU saw a significant increase in its excellence scores across almost all subject areas.

Read more at: http://www.open.ac.uk/research/main/news/open-university-combines-open-access-with-research-excellence