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Smoke from brick factories in Bangladesh

New research to expose “the disaster trade”

A project which will expose the links between climate change and international trade has just received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DfID).

24th July 2020
African school children using a tablet

OU supports online and mobile learning in Africa during COVID-19

OU academics presented new platforms for universities to host their teaching online to representatives from African higher education institutions this week (21 July 2020).

23rd July 2020
Protest signs

I've been talking to conspiracy theorists for 20 years – here are my six rules of engagement

With prospects of a COVID-19 vaccine looking up, attention is also turning to the problem of anti-vax ideas.

22nd July 2020
Aerial view of trees

OU space expertise to survey UK tree population

OU researchers have just received funding to identify the species, size and condition of trees in the UK through remote sensing techniques, with a view to ultimately applying these techniques from space.

21st July 2020
River and floodplain

New funding to support Floodplain Meadows project

The OU-led Floodplain Meadows Partnership (FMP) has received additional emergency funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

20th July 2020
X-Polli:Nation logo and bunting

New technology-enhanced learning materials on pollinators during Bees Needs Week

As the COVID-19 pandemic puts the focus on literacy and numeracy in home-schooling, OU researchers have developed technologies to also help families learn about the natural environment.

13th July 2020
Group of people using smartphones

Research to bridge the gap between marginalised communities and tech developers

A project which will join up conversations about future technologies between communities which tend to be marginalised and industry partners has just got funding.

9th July 2020
Gang of youths fighting

Call for long-term investment in Violence Reduction Units

The final report of the cross-party Youth Violence Commission (YVC), launched today (Monday 13 July 2020), calls for long-term investment in Violence Reduction Units to keep young people safe.

9th July 2020
Space rocket

Research to develop smart manufacturing processes for Space materials

OU researchers have received funding to develop smart manufacturing processes for Space materials.

8th July 2020
Emergency response team in action

Recommendations to improve the mental health of emergency responders

A new report out this week (6 July 2020), makes recommendations to improve the mental health of emergency responders.

7th July 2020

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