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Call for book chapters: “The Judicialization of Elections in Africa: Emerging trends and trajectories”

1 November 2023

Call for book chapters: “The Judicialization of Elections in Africa: Emerging trends and trajectories” We are inviting book chapters for a forthcoming edited volume on “The Judicialization of Elections in Africa: Emerging trends and trajectories”.

Development Policy and Practice at The Open University secures 9 Commonwealth Scholarships for Global Development Masters students in Uganda

20 February 2023

Nine Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, worth a total of £ 162, 000 have been awarded to The Open University to fund Ugandan development practitioners to study for a Masters in Global Development.

A full room of guests at The Open University in Milton Keynes listen to Professor Giles Mohan

Event videos from the OU's Festival of Research 2022

3 January 2023

On 15 November 2022, The Open University's Strategic Research Area in International Development and Inclusive Innovation celebrated 7 years of success

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10 November 2022

31 December 2022 marks the end of The OU’s Centre of International Development and Inclusive Innovation. In this article, we share a series of videos from projects who have benefited from its support

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Celebrating World Teacher's Day 2022

5 October 2022

To mark World Teacher's Day 2022, we invite you to meet three of the exceptional Associate Lecturers teaching Global Development at The Open University, Dr Hadeer Elshafie, Elissa Williams and Professor Moira Laidlaw

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New case studies show immediate improvement in HE expertise in online teaching and learning in Kenya

6 July 2022

The OU’s Institute of Educational Technology is working with partners to strengthen the capacity of online and distance learning for selected Public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), in Kenya.

SDI Federation ‘Mamas’ lead with youth members of the alliance to bring people from informal settlements to vaccination stations nearby to be vaccinated. This 'mama' is pictured in a hat and mask and yellow vest

A just recovery from COVID-19: young people from eight African cities speak out

24 May 2022

'As cities across Africa start to lift pandemic restrictions, young people are hoping for a more equitable future.' Dr Arabella Fraser from The Open University writes for the International Institute for Environment and Development.

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Delivering youth training for Commonwealth governments

17 May 2022

A team of academics from the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies have been awarded £60k from the Commonwealth Secretariat to develop a youth training programme for stakeholders across 54 member countries of the Commonwealth.

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REF 2021 confirms excellence of Open University’s Development research

13 May 2022

The Open University’s strong position as a global leader in Development Studies is confirmed by the newly published Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results. 

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Covid-19 deaths among migrant care workers: risks and responses

14 March 2022

New ESRC-funded project led by Professor Nicola Yeates from The Open University to generate social-scientific data on the impact of Covid-19 on migrant members of the global health care workforce.

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