Open University academics recently presented research focused on international innovation at the esteemed 15th Globelics International Conference in Athens.
Professor Richard Thaler, a contributor to the OU’s module ‘Doing economics: people, markets and policy’ (DD309), has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics.
Professor Thaler is one of the founders of behavioural economics and he explains in his podcast how the Obama government chose to boost the American economy by giving people regular payments as opposed to an equivalent one-off sum which research shows people tend to save.
A new project led by The Open University has been awarded funding by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The iBali Network project will last 15 months and is focused on helping young people in Africa to gain more from secondary education by using storytelling to increase engagement between teachers and young people.
OU student, Bridget Nagomoro, spoke at a recent meeting of the Gulmakai Network of activists which supports a global campaign by Malala Yousafzai for girls’ rights to education.
The Open University attended this year’s DSA Conference, which took place at the University of Bradford in September and focused on ‘Sustainability interrogated: societies, growth and social justice’.
A recent Open University workshop brought together academics, consumer representatives, regulators and industry to explore the implications of the introduction of Open Banking.
Two new books on refugee justice and asylum by Dr Victoria Canning, Lecturer in Criminology at The Open University, will launch later this year.
‘Strategies for Survival, Recipes for Resistance’ (edited by Jasmin Caur, Victoria Canning, Anstey Gilley, Elisabeth Kabemba, Amina Rafique and Jennifer Verson) is a collection of photography, poetry, recipes, musical reflection and stories of the fight for refugee justice.
A workshop organised by The Open University and funded by the ESRC will address the evolving challenges faced by organisations supporting refugee groups in Malmö, Sweden.
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