A professional membership body
for the OR and analytics community, dedicated to the
advancement of knowledge, interest and education
in operational research.
The OR Society is following advice from the government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation about COVID-19 and all face to face events and training courses until the end of the year have been postponed. Please check our events page and training page for the latest details on rescheduled dates or contact us at [email protected]iety.com for specific enquiries.
Our diverse global community of operational researchers and analysts is the gateway to a thriving career. As a member, you will access the tools you need to thrive in your profession at every stage of your career. You will enjoy distinct networking opportunities, an ever-developing library of insight and resource, and a rich programme of events and training.
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We are a charity set up to advance knowledge, interest and education in OR. Our goal is to see operational research used and acknowledged widely in all areas of industry, business, government, the community and the third sector.
Fifty-three leading engineers from the UK and around the world have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession. Included in the 53 Fellows is OR Society President Professor Edmund Burke.
Our scholarly journals have an award for the best paper. For the Journal of Operational Research (Goodeve Award) and European Journal of Information Systems (Stafford Beer Award), this is an annual award.
In this instance, professionalisation isn’t a smart suit or a slick presentation. It covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours that might be expected of a data scientist. The OR Society is a key player in a group of bodies interested in what such professionalisation might look like.