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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.

OU-led project awarded funding to improve access to cancer care in East Africa

24 July 2018

The Open University has been awarded nearly £700,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to lead an East Africa-India-UK research collaboration to improve access to cancer care in East Africa.

Chair of International Development wins award for Outstanding Contribution to Research

21 July 2018

The 2018 Outstanding Contribution to Research at The Open University Award was presented to Professor Giles Mohan, OU Chair of International Development, for research which spans 25 years and focuses on African development.

OU research to collaborate with India on empowering methodologies

12 July 2018

OU researchers have received a grant to define and develop the concept of ‘empowering methodologies’ in the postcolonial, globalised context of India.

Refugee Week event hears of trauma caused by detention

4 July 2018

A public discussion held in Milton Keynes to mark Refugee Week heard a powerful testimony of the trauma wreaked by the immigration detention system.

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