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Centre for the Study of Global Development

The Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) creates a unified space for multi and interdisciplinary research to reduce poverty and inequality and improve health, education, and job opportunities.

Global development


HEAT is a radical programme launched in early 2011 by The Open University with a bold ambition – to reach and help train thousands of frontline healthcare workers across sub-Saharan Africa. By working in close collaboration with African Governments, NGOs and funding institutions, we believe that HEAT will transform access to healthcare in the region.

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8th April 2022


RITES (Research into International Teaching and Education for Sustainable development) was established nearly fifteen years ago to conduct and promote research related to the challenges the global community faces in seeking to expand and improve education. RITES sits within the Education Futures Research Cluster at The Open University, whose remit is to investigate teaching and learning in order to understand and shape more equitable and innovative learning opportunities.

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8th April 2022

Carers research group

 Nationally and internationally, carers’ profile has increased dramatically in recent years – in public discourse, policy and practice. This cross -university research group was established in light of the growth in recognition of carers, their needs and the importance of supporting them. Our interdisciplinary members collaborate on a wide range of carer-related scholarship and research projects, publications and resources. In addition, we have strong links with government departments and a number of local, national and international bodies.

Visit the Carers research website

8th April 2022

Research enquiries

PGR student enquiries phone: +44(0)1908 658188


Jun 16

Open Thanatology Inaugural Conference: 16 & 17 June 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 13:00 to Friday, June 17, 2022 - 14:00

The Open University, Milton Keynes & Online

Contact: Dr Joseph De Lappe

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