OU scientific research is developing rapidly and is firmly embedded in a network of professionals within the different areas of expertise and in close collaboration with several external partners.
Our research is rooted within the faculties and the Welten Institute. Within the Dutch National Research Program we focus on: Digital learning, Safety, Security and Law Enforcement, and Learning, resilience and innovation.
The Open University is one of the universities in the Netherlands and Belgium. There are, however, differences with the regular universities: the Open University is specifically dedicated to online education and research. The educational programme is structured in such a way that it enables you to study part-time.
A motivated Board, academic staff and internal and external employees form the basis of the university.