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Day 235, Year of #Mygration: Present and past ‘go-betweens’

In today's post, we discuss the experience of pioneers, the trailblazers who pave the way for others and connect new migrants with members of the established communities. Dr Sara de Jong offers us an insight into the brokerage role played by pioneers in the migration context

28th November 2018
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OU predicts increase in lifelong learning in Middle East and North Africa

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

27th November 2018
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Need for better online resources for refugees and asylum seekers

An OU academic is calling for better curation of online educational content relevant to refugees and asylum seekers.

27th November 2018
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Day 234, Year of #Mygration: Culture across continents

In today’s post, Jiten Patel, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at The Open University, revisits his memory of Diwali and explores how culture is transmitted from one generation to another even when families live far away from their traditional homeland

27th November 2018
World Access to Higher Education Day 2018

Day 233, Year of #Mygration: World Access to Higher Education Day

This Wednesday marks World Access to Higher Education Day 2018. In recognition, The Open University will be launching two brand new reports, one relating to online tertiary education in the Middle East & North Africa & another relating to online resources for refugees

26th November 2018
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Day 232, Year of #Mygration: The Potential of Sanctuary

Today we conclude highlights of Dr Agnes Czajka’s publications with another very topical concept – Refugee Sanctuary. This important concept has featured in debates especially in the US in the context of Sanctuary cities

23rd November 2018
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OU research informs new report on Culture in an Age of Uncertainty

A new report into the benefits of international cultural engagement published this month (22 November) draws on rigorous, independent research conducted by the OU, led by Marie Gillespie, Professor of Sociology, and The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

22nd November 2018
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Day 231, Year of #Mygration: Migration in the Age of National State

Following yesterday’s post that looked at mapping the margins of Europe through the lens of race, migration & belonging, today Dr Agnes Czajka, Senior Lecturer at The Open Universitydiscusses the relationship between nation-state building & its borders and migration

22nd November 2018
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Day 230, Year of #Mygration: Mapping the Margins of Europe: Race, Migration and Belonging

In today’s post we highlight an article titled ‘Mapping the Margins of Europe: Race, Migration and Belonging by Dr Agnes Czajka from the OU & Professor Jennifer Suchland from Ohio State University The article reminds us of the need to contextualise our debates on migration

21st November 2018
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OU makes science research open to all

Stephen Serjeant, OU Professor of Astronomy, is leading on the European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle Physics ESFRI Research Infrastructures (ESCAPE) launched today (20 November 2018).

20th November 2018

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