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Funding will forge new links to fight serious global challenges

10 October 2020

Three researchers have won networking grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund.

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Award for Nollywood impact research

4 October 2020

A doctoral thesis on the Nigerian film industry has won an award for Open University student Alexander Bud.

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First-class research and an authentic connection to the Global South

8 September 2020

On the fifth annniversary of the Strategic Research Area in International Development and Inclusive Innovation, we talk to its Senior Research Manager Simone Arthur about how it can build on its success in a changing world.

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African women’s voices showcased in new series

8 September 2020

The Open University and the social and political website openDemocracy have launched a new series on women’s entrepreneurial journeys, led by Dr Michael Ngoasong (pictured above), a Senior Lecturer in Management in The Open University Business School.

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IGATE project in Zimbabwe scores top marks

8 September 2020

The IGATE project has been awarded a score of A++ in its annual DFID review. 

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Exploring race and policing in the UK and the USA

4 September 2020

Ten students from The Open University’s Open Justice Centre are taking part in a Freedom Law Clinic project exploring race and policing in the UK and the USA.

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Keeping it real: how The Open University succeeds in teaching Development

7 August 2020

The world of development is changing fast. How does The Open University reflect this in its new postgraduate Global Development programme?

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Blog series designed to give voice to researchers in Burundi and the surrounding region

10 July 2020

There is renewed interest in the need to ‘decolonise’ research, but how does this work out in practice?

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Honour for outstanding economist

9 July 2020

Professor Smita Srinivas has been honoured by the Association for Evolutionary Economics for her outstanding work in the area of institutional economics.

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‘If you care about social justice and good change, this is for you’

29 June 2020

The Open University’s new postgraduate qualification for development managers, starting this autumn, will connect students across the globe.

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