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Electric Vehicles and the quest for smarter urban mobility strategies: Cases from Milton Keynes, UK and Kampala, Uganda

Brian Matthews, Head of Transport Innovation at Milton Keynes Council, and the founding CEO of the pioneer Electric Vehicle maker on the African Continent (Kampala-based Kiira Motors Corporation), Paul Musasizi, joined OUBS academic Dr Charles Mbalyohere to discuss the use of electric vehicles in smarter urban mobility strategies on Thursday 17 June.

23rd June 2021
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OUBS PhD graduate marks Refugee Week

Recent PhD graduate Marco Distinto explains his research, which challenges the ideological discourses about migration by telling the human stories of migrants and the people who support them.

17th June 2021
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Impact of COVID-19 on weddings reinforces need for marriage law reforms, experts say

Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows.

16th June 2021
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OUBS academic to present at OU’s Covid-19 research seminar

OU-funded projects which have aimed to improve and support aspects of online learning and education during the pandemic are being showcased on Thursday 27 May.

20th May 2021
The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line is back for a post-pandemic world

A new nine-part series of the OU/BBC collaboration The Bottom Line on Radio 4, presented by OU honorary graduate Evan Davis, starts on Thursday 27 May.

18th May 2021
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Alessandro deserves his place in the top 40

An OUBS academic has been named as one of the best 40 under-40 business school professors by the prestigious Poets&Quants. Now in its ninth year, this identifies the most talented young professors currently teaching in MBA programmes around the world.

11th May 2021
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Resetting trust in work

The pandemic cast a spotlight on much-hyped corporate purpose statements. In the glare of scrutiny, when the chips were down, organisations saw an uncomfortable question come to the fore: were they living up to the ideals they espoused? Some clearly weren’t.

6th May 2021
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OU/BBC Ideas playlist becomes a Webby Honoree!

The OU/BBC Ideas playlist has earned the distinction of Webby Honoree in Video: Science & Education from The Webby Awards, the leading international awards honouring excellence on the Internet.

5th May 2021
Emeritus Professor Colin Gray

Remembering our Emeritus Professor of Enterprise Development Colin Gray

Colin Gray, OUBS’ Emeritus Professor of Enterprise Development, has sadly passed away aged 76 following a short illness. He had just moved to Bulgaria to be with his partner.

29th April 2021
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The Open University joins forces with Avon and Somerset Police in ground-breaking new research project into rape and sexual offences

Project Bluestone combines academic learning with professional practice and brings together leading academics from across the UK to work alongside police officers.

23rd April 2021

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