The OR Society is home to the science + art of problem solving. 

As we celebrate our remarkable 75th anniversary, our esteemed society deserves to be commended for our relentless pursuit of excellence in advancing operational research and our profound impact on shaping a better future for industries, governments, and society as a whole.

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March 2024

Maths Summit to bring political leaders together with experts from academia and industry

On 12 March 2024, the Council for Mathematical Sciences and the ‘Protect Pure Maths’ project are putting on the Maths Summit, with the support The OR Society and four other learned mathematical societies. The intention is to bring together political leaders and experts from academia and industry to discuss how the mathematical sciences can contribute better to research, innovation and prosperity.

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February 2024

The OR Society encourages schools to get on board with operational research in National Careers Week

To mark National Careers Week (4-9 March), The OR Society, is introducing teachers to an array of resources to promote Operational Research (OR) to students. These resources, including engaging videos and interactive games, that highlight the diverse and interesting careers available in OR and offer guidance on how to embark on a career in OR.

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February 2024

Sophie Huiberts wins Gijs de Leve Prize

The Dutch national network for operational research, LNMB, has awarded the prestigious Gijs de Leve Prize to Sophie Huiberts, the award’s first female winner. The prize is given to the best PhD thesis in Mathematics of Operations Research over the period of consideration.

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OR in Education

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Research

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Research

Operational research (OR) is the science of better decision making.  

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. 

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