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  • World Toilet Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 2 billion people who do not have access to toilets and proper sanitation.

    Read now: World Toilet Day about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Nov 2020

  • World Toilet Day

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Nov 2020
    Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 2 billion people who do not have access to toilets and proper...
  • United Nations Day

    To celebrate the United Nations Day (24 October), we round up some useful resources to look at the evolution of human rights, peace and international interventions.

    Read now: United Nations Day about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Oct 2020

  • United Nations Day

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Oct 2020
    To celebrate the United Nations Day (24 October), we round up some useful resources to look at the evolution of human rights, peace and international...
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    Can Space Technologies solve the Sustainable Development Goals?

    By Devyani Gajjar

    How can scientific and technological innovations solve global problems, and how can they be used inclusively? Devyani Gajjar explores…

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Sep 2020

  • Can Space Technologies solve the Sustainable Development Goals?

    Can Space Technologies solve the Sustainable Development Goals? Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Sep 2020
    How can scientific and technological innovations solve global problems, and how can they be used inclusively? Devyani Gajjar explores…
  • A brief history of the ever-changing definition of culture

    By Laura Tan

    What and where is a culture? Is it all in the mind or represented by physical objects? Can better understanding of the changing nature of culture reduce our inner conflicts and maybe even help to lessen external conflicts? Laura Tan sheds...

    Read now: A brief history of the ever-changing definition of culture about Managing projects through people

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Jun 2020

  • A brief history of the ever-changing definition of culture

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Jun 2020
    What and where is a culture? Is it all in the mind or represented by physical objects? Can better understanding of the changing nature of culture reduce...
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    Stuck in the middle of a pandemic: are international students migrants?

    By Professor Parvati Raghuram, Dr Gunjan Sondhi

    For a long time, international students were not included in most migration debates because they were seen as temporary sojourners. Did things change?

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 May 2020

  • Stuck in the middle of a pandemic: are international students migrants?

    Stuck in the middle of a pandemic: are international students migrants? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 146101882 © Noppon Kobpimai | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 12 May 2020
    For a long time, international students were not included in most migration debates because they were seen as temporary sojourners. Did things change?
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty falls on 17th October and seeks to promote education about destitution in all countries and solutions for poverty.  

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2019

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Introductory level Updated 17 Oct 2019
    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty falls on 17th October and seeks to promote education about destitution in all countries and solutions for...
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Cultural differences in mental health?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same across the globe? 
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    How to compare income across countries

    By Dr Tony Hirst, Professor Hans Rosling

    When we want to compare figures from two different countries, what makes for a fair basis of comparison? Tony Hirst and Hans Rosling explain. 

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    45 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • How to compare income across countries

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    Advanced level Duration 45 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    When we want to compare figures from two different countries, what makes for a fair basis of comparison? Tony Hirst and Hans Rosling explain. 
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    The Partition of British India: Timeline

    By Dr Sandip Hazareesingh

    Track the key events during British colonial rule leading to the emergence of the independent nation-states of India and Pakistan in 1947.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • The Partition of British India: Timeline

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Track the key events during British colonial rule leading to the emergence of the independent nation-states of India and Pakistan in 1947.
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Chinese education: How do things work?

    Chinese education: How do things work? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    How is education structured in China? This article explores...

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  • World Toilet Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 2 billion people who do not have access to toilets and proper sanitation.

    Read now: World Toilet Day about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Nov 2020

  • World Toilet Day

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Nov 2020
    Toilets save lives. We've compiled some resources to help raise awareness for the 2 billion people who do not have access to toilets and proper...
  • United Nations Day

    To celebrate the United Nations Day (24 October), we round up some useful resources to look at the evolution of human rights, peace and international interventions.

    Read now: United Nations Day about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Oct 2020

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    To celebrate the United Nations Day (24 October), we round up some useful resources to look at the evolution of human rights, peace and international...

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