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