Open University: A Pioneer Presses On

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Science  31 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5535, pp. 1621-1622
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5535.1621

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- After more than 30 years and 2 million satisfied customers, the U.K.'s Open University still leads the way in providing students with a quality science education at a distance. Despite having no entry requirements and no student campus, it ranks in the top third of British institutions based on level of research activity and--according to a survey last year in The Daily Telegraph --10th overall in the quality and scope of its teaching and research.