Research at the Open University of Israel
By definition, universities are instrumental in creating knowledge in every sphere of learning, which they then place at the disposal of society and for its benefit. Thus, research activity is at the heart of the academic endeavor at the Open University of Israel and plays a pivotal role in maintaining high levels of course development and teaching. Faculty members' continual involvement in their fields of research ensures that the courses and study programs they develop - whether for undergraduate or higher degrees - provide an accurate and updated view of the area of study. The university strives to recruit and support faculty members with the strongest possible research capacities.
Faculty members at the Open University deal in a broad range of research areas representing various fields of
knowledge in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and the exact sciences.
They work independently or in cooperation with faculty members from other universities in Israel and abroad,
and exercise complete freedom in their professional decisions. Many of them have won international recognition
and are considered leaders in their research area. Open University researchers apply for and win research grants
from competitive local and international funds. Their research outputs are disseminated to the scientific community
through conference presentations, scientific publications and, where applicable, patents, with the aim of transmitting
scientific knowledge that benefits the academic community and enhances Israel's development.