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Launch of the Gender and Social Policy Network at the OU

28 May 2019

Dr Lorena Lombardozzi highlights the launch of a new OU Research Theme: Gender and Social Policy

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Radical Thinking Key to Achieving SDGs

26 April 2019

In the lead up to #DSA2019, Matt Foster, Director of the OU's International Development Office, calls for a fresh approach towards the SDGs in order to secure 'real change'

DSA promotional image

Decolonising health systems research and policy: What can it mean? How can it be done?

3 April 2019

As we prepare for #DSA2019, we hear from the OU's Professor Maureen Mackintosh. Decolonising health systems research and policy: What can it mean? How can it be done? Her panel will share answers to those questions

Door made from USAID tin cans, Pabbo, former camp for internally displaced persons, Uganda. Uganda Museum and former camp residents have collected and preserved similar doors as heritage objects (Photo: Giblin 2011)

History and development: Practicing the past in the pursuit of “progress”

3 April 2019

This June, The Open University will host the Development Studies Association Conference. As we get ready, we have invited key speakers to share details of the panels they will be holding. Today, we hear from Dr Charlotte Cross, Lecturer in International Development at The Open University and John Giblin, Keeper of World Cultures at National Museums Scotland

Harvesting water in South India, Bombay Agricultural Department Bulletin 1910. Image credit: British Library

Mobilising Global Voices: Perspectives from the Global South

5 March 2019

The OU's Dr Sandip Hazareesingh and collaborators from the Indian NGO Green Foundation invited to present the research findings of their GCRF project  at the House of Commons

Can co-operation help address the challenges of our time?

29 January 2019

Can co-operation and forms of co-operative organisation help address the social and economic challenges of our time? These and other issues informed a lively seminar held at The Open University last month. Find out more and watch the videos.

Photo of Dr Alison Buckler at Ethiopia's National Teachers’ Conference

‘Thinking differently’ about teacher support in remote schools

17 December 2018

Dr Alison Buckler, a Research Fellow in International Education and Development at The Open University recently delivered the keynote speech at Ethiopia's National Teachers’ Conference. Find out more in her blog.

Workshop launches new GCRF-funded research project 'Innovation for Cancer Care in Africa'

5 December 2018

The Open University hosted the inception workshop for its new GCRF Inclusive Societies project on How to link industrial and social innovation for inclusive development: lessons from tackling cancer care in Africa (now shortened to Innovation for Cancer Care in Africa (ICCA)) on 15-19 October 2018.

How a force for good is tackling poverty

6 November 2018

Jonquil Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Personal Finance, talks about a recent workshop she attended as part by the Finance Innovation Lab to discuss ideas to tackle the poverty premium.

Research institute focuses on future of innovation in life sciences and international development

5 June 2018

Insights from this year's Innogen Institute annual meeting, which marked the move of the Institute’s Directorship from the University of Edinburgh to The Open University.

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