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Syria: who’s involved, and what do they want?

In the days since an alleged chemical attack outside Damascus, the pressure in Syria has risen dramatically. With outside powers launching missile strikes on Syrian ground targets as the Assad government’s backers warned them against it, here’s a rundown of who the major players are.

16th April 2018

Day 75, Year of #Mygration: We are all displaced

Written by Dr Alena Pfoser, Loughborough University and Dr Sara de Jong, Open University.

16th April 2018

Day 74, Year of #Mygration: The Ethics and Politics of the Migration and Refugee Crisis

The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis: OU collaborations, written by Dr Giota Alevizou.

13th April 2018
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OU research papers accepted to CHI Conference

OU academics are to present at this year’s ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, which takes place in Montreal from 21-26 April 2018.

13th April 2018

Day 73, Year of #Mygration: Who's caring for the front line workers?

Who’s caring for the front line workers? Dr Vita Terry puts forth the idea of using an ethics of care perspective to explore the pressures frontline workers face in the voluntary sector.

12th April 2018

Day 72, Year of #Mygration: Mobile Learning for Mobile Populations: Where should we be heading?

Today the Open University organises a public roundtable at the Migration Museum in London on ‘Technology-enabled Language Education for Migrants and Refugees in the UK’ led by Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Professor of Learning Technology and Communication in the Institute of Educational Technology.

11th April 2018
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Research highlights more support needed for children with ill parents

OU research reveals that the needs of children whose parents or carers are seriously ill, are often neglected.

9th April 2018
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First online carer knowledge exchange resource

An OU academic has created a new global online resource which pulls together research evidence relevant to those who require carer-related research information.

9th April 2018

Day 71, Year of #Mygration: Music and Hollywood Migration

The rise of Nazism in twentieth-century Europe undoubtedly triggered a mass migration that affected people of all walks of life. For Jewish composers with an international reputation, who thus had the means to escape, the relative safety and opportunities offered by the United States were compelling.

6th April 2018

Day 70, Year of #Mygration: Exodus: The Digital Passage to Europe for Syrian Refugees

Written by Marie Gillespie, Professor of Sociology at the Open University, Souad Osseiran, and Margie Cheesman.

6th April 2018

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