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27th April launch of 50th birthday celebrations of systems thinking teaching at the OU

2021 is the jubilee year of Systems Thinking in Practice (STiP) at The Open University (OU).

We welcome Dr Andrew Mitchell from De Montfort University at this premier event to deliver a presentation on “Second-order perspectives on learning and practice under complex conditions”. 

19th April 2021

2021 is the 50th birthday of Systems Thinking teaching at The OU

In the wake of the pandemic, confronted by human-induced climate change and exposure to wide-ranging vulnerabilities within our societies, many commentators call for investment in thinking and acting differently, particularly with Systems Thinking in Practice, or STiP.

The Open University (OU, based in the UK) is well-placed to respond to this imperative of our times because it has been one of the significant investors in STiP education over the last 50 years.

19th April 2021

School of E&I receives Athena SWAN Silver Award

Athena SWAN Silver logo

The School of Engineering and Innovation, STEM is delighted to announce that it has received an Athena SWAN Silver Award following its recent submission to AdvanceHE.

22nd March 2021

School of Engineering and Innovation International Women's Day

Design workshop



Monday, 8 March 2021 from 20:00 to 21:00 (GMT) 

Online event:

Four academics from the Open University introduce four women in the field of engineering and innovation who chose to challenge with their innovative practice or research.

26th February 2021

The Conversation (web) 16 December

Dr Miguel Valdez, Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management, is the lead author on an article published in The Conversation.

18th December 2020

Book chapter is having great impact - December 2020

One of the 'Most talked about articles of 2020' was written by Professor Stephen Potter, Dr Miguel Valdez and Professor Matthew Cook, entitled: 'Autonomous vehicles and the urban mobility ecosystem'.

18th December 2020

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