At its foundation the Open University of the Netherlands has been given the task to contribute to the innovation of higher education in the Netherlands. In the 30 years of its existence the OUNL has become as the acknowledged expert in this field.

Welten Institute

Innovative education demands professional expertise and knowledge of educational technology, information technology and communication technology. The research into education and educational technology mainly takes place within the Welten Institute.

Graduate School

The Open Universiteit Graduate School (OUGS) aims to facilitate PhD research by supporting PhDs, their supervisors and their promotores.

Codes and Regulations

All the research that takes place at the Open University is subject to the Dutch regulations and behavioral codes as to ethics and scientific integrity. Internal commissions supervises the adherence to these codes.