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African women’s voices showcased in new series

8 September 2020

The Open University and the social and political website openDemocracy have launched a new series on women’s entrepreneurial journeys, led by Dr Michael Ngoasong.

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IGATE project in Zimbabwe scores top marks

8 September 2020

The IGATE project, which supports girls’ education in Zimbabwe, has been awarded a score of A++ in its annual funding review.

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Exploring race and policing in the UK and the USA

4 September 2020

Ten students from The Open University’s Open Justice Centre are taking part in a Freedom Law Clinic project exploring race and policing in the UK and the USA.

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Keeping it real: how the OU succeeds in teaching Development

7 August 2020

The world of development is changing fast. How does The Open University reflect this in its new postgraduate Global Development programme?

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Giving a voice to researchers in Burundi & the surrounding region

10 July 2020

There is renewed interest in the need to ‘decolonise’ research, but how does this work out in practice?

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Honour for outstanding economist

9 July 2020

Professor Smita Srinivas has been honoured by the Association for Evolutionary Economics for her outstanding work in the area of institutional economics.

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‘If you care about social justice and good change, this is for you’

29 June 2020

The Open University’s new postgraduate qualification for development managers, starting this autumn, will connect students across the globe.

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IMISCOE conference goes online

13 June 2020

The Open University is playing a key role in the first-ever virtual conference to be held by IMISCOE, Europe's largest network of scholars in the area of migration and integration.

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Africa pharma e-book is open access hit

8 June 2020

An e-book based on ‘most impactful’ OU research into drug manufacture in Africa, has become one of publisher Palgrave Macmillan’s top five open access downloads of all time.

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What in the world is going on?

2 May 2020

Researchers at The Open University are using their skills in social sciences and global studies to learn lessons for our future after COVID-19.

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