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  • ICCA project holds inception workshop in Kenya

    The KEMRI Deputy Director, Research, Dr Evans Amukoye, joins a group photograph of workshop participants
    5 March 2019

    The Kenyan team in the GCRF-funded project on Innovation for Cancer Care (ICCA), at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), held an inception workshop last month in Nairobi

  • Innogen looks back on impact and forward to post-Brexit strategy

    Innogen event Panel members
    2 March 2019

    The Innogen Institute has celebrated its 16th anniversary with an event both retrospective and forward-looking. 

  • Distance teacher education in Ghana could ‘leapfrog’ ahead, research finds

    Photo of Eric Addae Kyeremeh
    22 February 2019

    Distance education provision for initial teacher education in Ghana could take a leap ahead, thanks to a fruitful partnership between the OU’s School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport and the University of Cape Coast. 

  • Development Management MSc secures Commonwealth Scholarships at ‘end of era’

    Photo of Commonwealth Scholars from earlier years with OU tutor
    30 January 2019

    Commonwealth Scholarships worth a total of £180,000 have been awarded to fund 10 Ugandan development practitioners to study The Open University’s MSc in Development Management.


  • Open University joins the UN Global Compact

    pictorial image of the 17 sustainable development goals
    29 January 2019

    The OU is one of 13 UK academic organisations who have joined the United Nations Global Compact, demonstrating our commitment to do business responsibly and to advance sustainable development. 

  • The future of co-operation

    23 January 2019

    With more than 1 billion members worldwide, co-operatives are a significant global phenomenon. But can they enable us to address key social and economic issues of our time? An OU seminar was held to find out.

  • IMISCOE is changing and the OU is involved

    Registering for IMISCOE's 15th Annual Conference - Barcelona (photo courtesy of IMISCOE)
    7 January 2019

    ‘IMISCOE is changing’ was the message from Dr Kesi Mahendran, returning from an event organised to rethink the infrastructure of the international migration, integration and social cohesion research network.

  • Understanding what China is doing in Africa – and how Africa should respond

    Professor Giles Mohan interviewing Pauline Anaman, Senior Policy Analyst at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy
    20 December 2018

    Professor Giles Mohan outlined how African governments can play a key role in leveraging the benefits of Chinese oil investment, in a paper presented at the fourth Africa Oil Summit in November.

  • OU predicts increase in lifelong learning in Middle East and North Africa

    3 December 2018

    An OU report has identified a significant increase in online learning in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the next 10 years.

  • OU awarded funding by ESA to investigate socioeconomic benefits exploration space missions

    3 December 2018

    The Open University has been awarded €350,000 by the European Space Agency (ESA) for a cross-faculty collaborative study titled the ‘Benefits of the European Space Agency Exploration Roadmap in Socioeconomics’ (BEERS).

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