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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.

Refugee Crisis: New book shows solidarity and hope on Lesvos

3 July 2018

A new book has launched showing an intimate portrayal of everyday life in a refugee camp on the island of Lesvos. But the camp that has offered support and hope to so many is under serious threat of closure...

OU hosts origami installation for Refugee Week

2 July 2018

Rarely does an art installation come so laden with symbolism as that held at The Open University’s Milton Keynes campus to mark Refugee Week.

New OU-led book compares primary education across the world

30 June 2018

A unique comparative education textbook that focuses on primary education has been edited by two Open University education researchers.

Using research to inform and shape financial inclusion

5 June 2018

A recent masterclass organised by The Open University saw Early Careers Researchers (ECRs) and PhD students come together with experts in finance, to discuss the reality, challenges and changes needed to enable financial inclusion worldwide.

Join us for Refugee Week in June

31 May 2018

The Open University is marking international Refugee Week 2018 (18-24 June) with a range of free events in Milton Keynes and London.

Contact us

To find out more about our work, or to discuss a potential project, please contact:

International Development Research Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

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