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China in Africa: free course explores the oil link

27 September 2019
Artwork of handshake superimposed on outlines of Africa and China

Cutting-edge research into China’s growing influence in Africa has been translated into a free, online course.

Why no change? Sustainable development, extractivism and the environment in Bolivia

10 June 2019

Today's blog is by Dr Jessica Hope, Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at the University of Bristol & Chair of the Developing Areas Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society.

IKD Workshop: “Building the OU gender-social policy network, global governance and policy impact”

30 October 2019

This is the second workshop of the newly established IKD Gender and Social Policy Research Theme-Network which follows a brilliant launch event of the gender and social policy research theme- network back in May. It is an interdisciplinary pla

From Syria to Scandinavia: Navigating the Refugee Reception Crisis

13 August 2018
Picture courtesy of Karam Yahya, refugees crossing in a boat

Since 2015, Europe’s so-called 'refugee crisis' has been the centre of intense debate. But what if we began to look at it another way: as a refugee reception crisis?

8 October 2019
screenshot of IDOU newsletter October 2019

The October ID@OU newsletter is out! All the latest news, opportunities and events from International Development at The Open University.

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