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Women and IT Scorecard - India

By Emma Burnett - 28 February 2017, 09:37

The Open University’s Gender, Skilled Migration and IT project are very pleased to be able to present the spring edition of the 2017 Women in IT Scorecard - India (see document below). This has been produced with the support of NASSCOM. Information Technology has become the flagship industry underlying India’s recent presence on the global stage.

What can we do to help elephant conservation?

By Emma Burnett - 14 February 2017, 12:36
Tarsh Thekaekara, co-founder of The Shola Trust and PhD student at the Open University, was recently invited to participate in a live chat panel with The Guardian. The panel answered questions on how people can best engage with elephant conservation: through volunteering? raising money? participating in citizen science?

Professor Joe Smith on Radio 4

By Emma Burnett - 14 February 2017, 12:08

Professor Joe Smith was featured on BBC's Radio 4 show, Inconspicuous Consumption: Clock Face, on Thursday 2nd Feb 2017. 

The environmental costs of Trump’s wall

By Emma Burnett - 14 February 2017, 11:59

By Shonil Bhagwat
Published in The Conversation, 10 Feb 2017

It looks like Donald Trump’s “great, great wall” is actually going to happen. Its likely impact on human society has been well-noted, but in the longer-term a barrier across an entire continent will also have severe ecological consequences.

GSM-IT project presents interim findings to industry leaders and parliamentarians in the Houses of Parliament

By Emma Burnett - 1 February 2017, 10:57

On the 1st February, 2017, members of the GSM-IT team presented at the Industry and Parliamentary Trust's meeting on Digital Skills: Bridging the Gap for Women in Technology.

How is India using IT to empower its female tech workforce and can the UK learn to do the same?

By Emma Burnett - 31 January 2017, 16:19

Parvati Raghuram, Professor of Geography and Migration at the Open University, recently gave an interview with Womanthology. She talked about how she got to where she is, her current research on the relationship between gender and skilled migration in the IT industry in the UK and India, and her involvement with OpenSpace.

New book: Pathological Lives: Disease, Space and Biopolitics

By Emma Burnett - 11 January 2017, 15:18

Professor Allan Cochrane speaks at international meetings in Beijing and Shanghai on "Where is London? Making a global city region"

By Lynne Fahey - 21 November 2016, 11:45

Professor Allan Cochrane, a member of Open Space Research Centre, speaks at international meetings in Beijing and Shanghai on "Where is London? Making a global city region"

Royal Geographical Society International Conference

By Ariel Erceg - 22 August 2016, 12:01

'Nexus Thinking' forms the theme for this year's Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference beginning 30 August. 

OpenSpace member, Dr. Shonil Bhagwat, publishes on climate change activism

By Ariel Erceg - 6 July 2016, 14:52

Dr. Shonil Bhagwat's paper, The Idea of Climate Change as a Belief System, claims climate change activism has similarities to faith belief systems and might benefit from adopting a similar approach in its campaigning.

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