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Honour for outstanding economist

9 July 2020

Professor Smita Srinivas has been honoured by the Association for Evolutionary Economics for her outstanding work in the area of institutional economics.

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‘If you care about social justice and good change, this is for you’

29 June 2020

The Open University’s new postgraduate qualification for development managers, starting this autumn, will connect students across the globe.

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IMISCOE conference goes online

13 June 2020

The Open University is playing a key role in the first-ever virtual conference to be held by IMISCOE, Europe's largest network of scholars in the area of migration and integration.

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Africa pharma e-book is open access hit

8 June 2020

An e-book based on ‘most impactful’ OU research into drug manufacture in Africa, has become one of publisher Palgrave Macmillan’s top five open access downloads of all time.

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What in the world is going on?

2 May 2020

Researchers at The Open University are using their skills in social sciences and global studies to learn lessons for our future after COVID-19.

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IDII Professor honoured for outstanding research

31 March 2020

Professor of Geography and Migration Parvati Raghuram has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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OU launches new Masters programme in Global Development

8 March 2020

Registration is open for The Open University's new distance-learning postgraduate Global Development qualifications.

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Bringing space science down to earth

5 March 2020

When The Open University won £6.7 million for Astrobiology research, key to that success was the International Development and Inclusive Innovation strategic research area. Why?


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Rays of hope in South Sudan

8 February 2020

A pioneering school could be a model for girls' education in a country poised to shake off its troubled past.

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Environmental graduates celebrate in Kenya

28 January 2020

The Open University's first Environmental Management MSc students funded in Kenya by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission have graduated with a ceremony in Nairobi.

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