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Professor Giles Mohan interviewing Pauline Anaman, Senior Policy Analyst at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy

Understanding what China is doing in Africa – and how Africa should respond

20 December 2018

Professor Giles Mohan outlined how African governments can play a key role in leveraging the benefits of Chinese oil investment, in a paper presented at the fourth Africa Oil Summit in November.

OU predicts increase in lifelong learning in Middle East and North Africa

3 December 2018

An OU report has identified a significant increase in online learning in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the next 10 years.

OU awarded funding by ESA to investigate socioeconomic benefits exploration space missions

3 December 2018

The Open University has been awarded €350,000 by the European Space Agency (ESA) for a cross-faculty collaborative study titled the ‘Benefits of the European Space Agency Exploration Roadmap in Socioeconomics’ (BEERS).

OU commitment to public engagement exemplified by International Development research

19 November 2018

The Open University’s latest pledge of its commitment to public engagement gives a prominent role to Professor Giles Mohan and the University’s international development research.

Open University to co-host Pan-Commonwealth Forum 2019

29 October 2018

The Open University (OU) will co-host the ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF9) on Open Learning with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

OU's Professor Theo Papaioannou appointed Director of Innogen Institute

3 October 2018

Professor Theo Papaioannou is the new Director of the Innogen Institute, The Open University–University of Edinburgh centre for research on the social, political and economic implications of emerging technologies.

New grant to research how migration aids growth in Africa

26 September 2018

The Open University has been awarded over £700,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore how migration is contributing to growth in Africa. The project is led by Professor Giles Mohan, Chair in International Development.

New free course explores: What are the borders of Europe?

24 September 2018

This is an excerpt from a free online course exploring the roots and borders of the idea of Europe. The full course is available on the OU's FutureLearn platform.

Researching treatment of diabetes-related depression in Sub-Saharan Africa

19 August 2018

The first network dedicated to advancing research into the treatment of diabetes-related depression in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), has launched with a ‘fantastic’ workshop in Nairobi.

How can we empower women and girls worldwide?

7 August 2018

Last month, The Open University (OU) held a workshop to discuss the challenges facing women and girls around the world, and also the hurdles faced by researchers wanting to address these challenges.

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Milton Keynes
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United Kingdom

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