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Open University’s classic Development textbook turns 30

17 January 2022

Few course books outlive their course, but one first produced for Open University Development students 30 years ago has taken on a life of its own.

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Migrant health care workers at greatest risk

17 December 2021

Foreign-born health and care workers are bearing a disproportionate burden of the Covid-19 pandemic and are more likely to be harmed and to die while carrying out their duties, new research shows.

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University to become a Sanctuary for forced migrants

8 December 2021

The Open University has applied for recognition as a University of Sanctuary, pledged to offer welcome and safety to those forced to flee their home countries owing to conflict or persecution.

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Can Chinese investment make Africa's energy go green?

8 December 2021

Renewables supported by Chinese investment and know-how could enable sub-Saharan Africa to achieve its goal of universal access, says a report jointly prepared by The Open University, The Institute for Development Studies and The African Climate Foundation.

Update on REDEFINE: Florian Schaefer

12 November 2021

Another of the latest postgraduate researchers to join the REDEFINE project talks about his work.

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'Wilding' for a brighter world

31 October 2021

MSc Development Management graduate Jack Cole talks about his new role in 'wilding' at UK-based charity Restore Our Planet.

Update on REDEFINE: Samuel Rogers

12 October 2021

REDEFINE is a €2.5 million project funded by the European Research Council to examine the rationale behind Chinese investments in Europe. We profile one of the new post-doctoral researchers who has just joined the project.

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Research takes on ‘one of the most significant barriers’ facing refugees

7 September 2021

Open University researchers are working with English language teachers in Jordan to understand how to better support them in teaching refugees.

ESRC post-doc fellowship to boost teacher professional collaboration in Bangladesh

9 August 2021

A post-doctoral fellowship worth £118k has been awarded to Dr Md Shajedur Rahman to continue his work to develop a framework for school-based professional collaboration for teachers and the head teachers in Bangladesh.

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New book sets out agenda for a sustainable future

13 July 2021

ICT is the critical component which will empower us to build a sustainable society, argues Professor Raphael Kaplinsky in Sustainable Futures: an Agenda for Action.

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