The knowledge connection for business

The Open University

Enabling people to change their lives through learning across Northern Ireland.



The only university in Northern Ireland dedicated to distance learning, we are open to people, places, methods and ideas. We promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality, university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

We are the experts in online learning and lead the way in developing new and innovative teaching methods and materials, opening learning to people of all ages and academic backgrounds. The OU is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible online learning.

The OU's research community conducts world-class research and innovation which has impact in the real world and deep into space.

We have extensive expertise in research and external engagement and a proven track record of benefiting organisation large and small. There are many different ways in which you can access our knowledge base and work collaboratively with us to help fulfil your organisation's potential.  The OU's Enterprise Team has a dedicated role to develop Knowledge Exchange opportunities and to work with partners

Key areas of expertise include; 


  • Citizenship and Governance 
  • International Development
  • Space Exploration
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Health and Wellbeing 




Contact Info

The Open University
110 Victoria Street

Contact: Dr Imelda Haran
Tel: 028 9024 5054

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