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  • Making 2018 the 'Year of Mygration'

    18 January 2018

    The issues of migration are vital to understanding not just current UK politics but also the world’s economies and communities. Every day in 2018 we'll share a reflection on the theme of migration, showcasing the work of our academics and partners.

  • Organisations should engage marginalised communities in policy development

    19 December 2017

    A new policy briefing paper focused on improving the participation of marginalised communities in research, social policy development and implementation was launched at the House of Commons earlier this month.

  • Applications invited for funded PhD studentship opportunity in partnership with Christian Aid

    4 December 2017

    A new funded PhD studentship is being offered by The Open University and Christian Aid (Centre for Excellence in Research, Evidence and Learning), as part of the ESRC-funded Grand Union Doctoral Training Programme. The studentship will focus on 'Critical perspectives on building research capacity in the global south' and can be full-time (fully-funded) or part-time (50% funded). More information, including where to find details about eligibility and how to apply, can be found below.

  • Research highlights risks of English-only teaching and learning

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    28 November 2017

    New research in Ghana and India highlights how children's learning can be damaged when pupils are taught in an unfamiliar language.

  • Who are ‘we’ in a moving world? A focus on citizenship today

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    27 November 2017

    Look in today’s media, and you would be hard-pushed to miss stories touching on borders, citizenship and migration. In a world where increased polarisation is leading to the rise of xenophobia and solidarity activism (think the impact of the EU Referendum and the independence vote in Catalonia, as just two examples), increasingly we need to find a space to ask who we are and how we know who we are.

  • Applications invited for new fully-funded PhD opportunities

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    16 November 2017

    The Open University is recruiting for fully-funded part-time and full-time PhD opportunities in the social sciences, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

  • Funding for research to support small farmers in South India

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    6 November 2017

    The Open University has been awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to research the creative responses of small farmers in South India to food security, biodiversity and climate challenges. 

  • Open University academics present innovation research at Globelics

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    4 November 2017

    Open University academics recently presented research focused on international innovation at the esteemed 15th Globelics International Conference in Athens. 

  • Open University module contributor wins Nobel Prize for Economics

    4 November 2017

    Professor Richard Thaler, a contributor to the OU’s module ‘Doing economics: people, markets and policy’ (DD309), has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics.

    Professor Thaler is one of the founders of behavioural economics and he explains in his podcast how the Obama government chose to boost the American economy by giving people regular payments as opposed to an equivalent one-off sum which research shows people tend to save.

  • New project aims to challenge barriers to learning in urban Africa

    3 November 2017

    A new project led by The Open University has been awarded funding by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The iBali Network project will last 15 months and is focused on helping young people in Africa to gain more from secondary education by using storytelling to increase engagement between teachers and young people.

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