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The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Teaching has taken place at Oxford since 1096. Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the country, rating top in the REF power rankings published by Research Fortnight. Oxford’s research involves more than 70 departments, almost 1,800 academic staff, more than 5,000 research and research support staff, and more than 5,600 graduate research students. The University has 38 independent colleges to which undergraduate and graduate students belong. Oxford has the highest research income from external sponsors of any UK university: £478.3m in 2013/14. The University has pioneered the successful commercial exploitation of academic research and invention, creating more than 100 companies, and files more patents each year than any other UK university.


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Six Tuscan Poets by Giorgio Vasari, 1544. Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccaccio, Petrarch, Cino da Pistoia, Guittone d'Arezzo and Guido Cavalcanti are depicted in the oil painting. Wikimedia/MIA

How a lost manuscript revealed the first poets of Italian literature

The history of Italian literature cannot be understood without the vernacular poets. But their works were largely unknown until Lorenzo 'the Magnificent' sent a gift to the Prince of Naples.
Les passagers font la queue pour prendre le tramway éthiopien le 20 septembre 2015 (jour de l'inauguration) à Addis-Abeba. Ce premier tramway moderne en Afrique subsaharienne est un projet d'infrastructure massif financé par la Chine. Mulugeta Ayene/AFP

Que pensent les Africains de la Chine ? Les réponses d’une nouvelle enquête d’opinion

Vingt ans après le premier forum Chine-Afrique, l’opinion publique africaine a globalement une image positive de la Chine. Une perception à prendre en compte par les gouvernements.


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