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Could pandemic prompt a ‘new partnership’ for global health care?

19 January 2021

Research by Open University social policy academics is at the forefront of an campaign to improve conditions for migrant health workers globally.

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Voluntary male medical circumcision: ‘It’s never just a snip’

7 December 2020

Anthropologist and historian Dr Mark Lamont considers the surgical campaign against HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

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Prize for paper on informal multicultural spaces

4 December 2020

A journal paper co-authored by IDII Director Professor Giles Mohan wins a prize for Innovation and Excellence.

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Is Reducing Aid in the National Interest?

30 November 2020

Following the UK government's announcement that they will be reducing overseas aid, OU researcher, Lizzie Babister, explores the implications of this move. 

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Why switching aid to defence may not increase UK security

25 November 2020

UK government to increase defence spending by £16bn and slash overseas aid by £3bn. Alan Shipman highlights why switching aid to defence may not increase UK security.

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Surfer Celia’s balancing act helps secure Grand Union Scholarship

10 November 2020

After graduating from the Open University’s MSc in Global Development Management, Celia Bartlett secured a prestigious Studentship researching equity for women coffee producers.

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Businesses set to play greater role in curbing domestic violence, leading expert tells UN General Assembly

28 October 2020

Businesses will be obliged to have policies to support victims of gender-based violence, says Open University researcher Dr Jane Pillinger. 

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Funding will forge new links to fight serious global challenges

10 October 2020

We are delighted to advise that three OU researchers have won networking grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund.

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Award for Nollywood impact research

4 October 2020

A doctoral thesis on the Nigerian film industry has won an award for Open University student Alexander Bud.

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First-class research and authentic connections to the Global South

8 September 2020

Senior Research Manager, Simone Arthur, explains how the OU's Strategic Research Area in International Development and Inclusive Innovation can build on its 5 years of success so far.

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