Ranking for Computer Science & Electronics in The Open University, UK
There are 8 scholars
Website : http://www.open.ac.uk
|Established : 1969|
The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by May 16th 2020
This ranking includes all top computer scientists affiliated with The Open University, UK. There is a total of 8 scholars included with 0 of them also being listed in the global ranking. The total sum for the H-index values for top scientists in The Open University, UK is 427 with a mean value for the h-index of 53.38. The total sum for the DBLP publications for top scientists in The Open University, UK is 1301 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 162.63.
Please note that the research institution or university for a scholar is set based on the affiliation data shown in their Google Scholar profile.Read More...
Facts About The Open University, UK
Based in Milton Keynes, a town in Buckinghamshire, England, the Open University is a public research institution that specializes in distance and modular learning. It is one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom in terms of the number of students involved. Open University is also considered as one of the largest universities in the world.
As a research-intensive institution, the Open University has significant contributions. Among its notable contributions to scientific research are produced by the Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute. Also known as PSSRI, this research institute actively participates in space exploration and other experiments and studies related to the solar system. One of the research projects, the Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI), is primarily funded by the European Union. The EPN2020-RI is meant to find solutions to the challenges faced by European planetary scientists, such as the lack of access to state-of-the-art laboratories that can simulate planetary conditions.
The Open University also receives financial support from other organizations, such as the European Space Agency and the UK Science & Technology Funding Council. Among the universities in the U.K,, Open University is also one of the three institutions to be accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a United States-based agency whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Secretary of Education.
When it comes to academic courses, the Open University takes a different route compared to other universities and colleges. The courses are offered in modules instead of full credit programs. Depending on the quantity and complexity of a module, a certain number of credits will be associated with it. Normally, a full-time student must complete 120 credits to complete the credit requirements for a full school year. To earn a bachelor's degree, a student must complete at least 300 credits—this means that students have to design their syllabus by choosing any Open University module until the total amount of credits reaches the required number. Open University modules cover a wide range of subjects, including arts and languages, economics, law, physics and space, engineering, and more.
The idea behind Open University was formed by the Labour Party. By 1969, the Open University was established by the Royal Charter and became the leading academic institution that offers learning flexibility and innovative distance teaching, which work in favor of part-time students. During its early years, the Open University utilizes television as a distance learning channel. BBC played a vital role in this as several television-based courses are broadcasted through the station. Aside from television, Open University also uses DVD, audio, written materials, and now the Internet and learning management systems.
Since its establishment, the Open University has provided quality higher education to more than two million students who would have otherwise not been able to complete their degrees in campus-based universities. As Open University progresses with time, it will continue to carry out its mission to provide educational opportunities to millions more.Read Less...