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  • Humans better at rapid change than we think Creative commons image Icon "León, 10 de abril de 2014" by Raúl Villalón, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Humans better at rapid change than we think

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    A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in...

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    13 Jun 2017

  • Humans better at rapid change than we think

    Humans better at rapid change than we think Creative commons image Icon "León, 10 de abril de 2014" by Raúl Villalón, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in the face of climate change
  • How did the election look from Europe? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimediaimages

    How did the election look from Europe?

    By Dr Patricia Hogwood

    Originally billed as the Brexit Election, how did the continent react as the results of it became clearer?

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    13 Jun 2017

  • How did the election look from Europe?

    How did the election look from Europe? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimediaimages New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    Originally billed as the Brexit Election, how did the continent react as the results of it became clearer?
  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    By Anita Makri

    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of...

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    06 Jun 2017

  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2017
    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of resource. But Medicins Sans Frontières are...
  • Brexit and the Art of Negotiation Creative commons image Icon "Negotiations" by The Bush Centre, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Brexit and the Art of Negotiation

    By Dr Volker Patent

    How to reduce your biases during complex negotiations, in the fifth article from Volker Patent’s series on the...

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    05 Jun 2017

  • Brexit and the Art of Negotiation

    Brexit and the Art of Negotiation Creative commons image Icon "Negotiations" by The Bush Centre, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jun 2017
    How to reduce your biases during complex negotiations, in the fifth article from Volker Patent’s series on the psychology of Brexit.
  • Seeing the internet Creative commons image Icon Barrett Lyon / The Opte Project under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Seeing the internet

    By Professor Gillian Rose

    How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the...

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    10 mins

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    Updated on:

    18 May 2017

  • Seeing the internet

    Seeing the internet Creative commons image Icon Barrett Lyon / The Opte Project under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the internet is made more visible.
  • Exodus: The videos Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Exodus: The videos

    A collection of clips from our award-winning programme Exodus: Our Journey To Europe, which explored first-hand the...

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    15 May 2017

  • Exodus: The videos

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2017
    A collection of clips from our award-winning programme Exodus: Our Journey To Europe, which explored first-hand the reasons why people make the choice to...
  • Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office? Creative commons image Icon rbasalotte under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office?

    By Marko Klašnja

    In the US Congress, involvement in a corruption scandal is by no means the end to a legislator’s political career,...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 May 2017

  • Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office?

    Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office? Creative commons image Icon rbasalotte under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2017
    In the US Congress, involvement in a corruption scandal is by no means the end to a legislator’s political career, with 60 percent of those implicated in...
  • What does President Macron mean for Brexit? Creative commons image Icon Official LeWeb Photos under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

    By Andrew Glencross

    A new occupant at the Elysée Palace - and a stongly pro-European one at that. What does that mean for the process of...

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    10 May 2017

  • What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

    What does President Macron mean for Brexit? Creative commons image Icon Official LeWeb Photos under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2017
    A new occupant at the Elysée Palace - and a stongly pro-European one at that. What does that mean for the process of the UK leaving the EU?
  • How did Emmanuel Macron win the French Presidency? Creative commons image Icon Lorie Shaull under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How did Emmanuel Macron win the French Presidency?

    By Professor Paul Smith

    Last night [7th May 2017], Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. How did a...

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    08 May 2017

  • How did Emmanuel Macron win the French Presidency?

    How did Emmanuel Macron win the French Presidency? Creative commons image Icon Lorie Shaull under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 May 2017
    Last night [7th May 2017], Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. How did a man without an established party land the...
  • Does Germany need a smooth Brexit just as much as the UK? Creative commons image Icon Mehr Demokratie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Does Germany need a smooth Brexit just as much as the UK?

    By Professor John Weeks

    Professor John Weeks explains why he thinks it's as much in Berlin's interests, as those of London, for the...

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    02 May 2017

  • Does Germany need a smooth Brexit just as much as the UK?

    Does Germany need a smooth Brexit just as much as the UK? Creative commons image Icon Mehr Demokratie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 May 2017
    Professor John Weeks explains why he thinks it's as much in Berlin's interests, as those of London, for the UK to leave the EU smoothly.

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  • Seeing institutions in different ways

    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present...

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    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free...
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    This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores...
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    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social differences and inequalities, and how can we improve young people's...

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    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social...
  • Environment: journeys through a changing world

    Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also one of the world's most endangered species. Half the world's remaining...

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  • Environment: journeys through a changing world

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    Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 08 Mar 2010
    Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also...
  • A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

    This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge of Spanish...

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  • A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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    A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Advanced level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 03 Sep 2008
    This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain...

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
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    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

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    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

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    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

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    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

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    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...