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Martin Bean
“ The Open University is an organisation unlike any other in the world.

We create incredible educational content which we make freely available. Literally millions of people access The Open University through channels like YouTube, providing a gateway to a world of knowledge. Our free educational materials are also transforming the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in the world. So, we help train teachers, doctors and healthcare workers in countries where they are desperately needed. ”

Martin Bean
Vice-Chancellor (President), The Open University

For over forty years, The Open University has been committed to providing education to all. We promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality education, and through our academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnerships we have become a world leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open and distance learning. This site demonstrates how The Open University is making an impact on the world today. If you would like to find out more please email us at