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University of Salento

The University of Salento (Italian: Università del Salento, called until 2007 Università degli Studi di Lecce) is a university located in Lecce, Italy. It was founded in 1956 and is located in the Apulia region of Italy - the “heel” of the Italian “boot”. It was recognised as a national university in 1967-68. It now has three campuses, 10 faculties and 750 faculty members. It offers up to 40 first- and second-level master’s and PhD programmes.


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Thousands of the new Pelagia benovici have been spotted. Fabrizio Marcuzzo

The beautiful new jellyfish identified in the Gulf of Venice

A bloom of new jellyfish started appearing in the Gulf of Venice last autumn. They were first detected by a fisherman from Chioggia in north-east Italy when hundreds of the beautiful yellow species filled…
This decorated Chaimite tank is a symbol of Portugal’s 1974 revolution. Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Four decades on from the Carnation Revolution, Portugal is adrift

To mark the 40th anniversary of Portugal’s Carnation Revolution, the old chaimite tank decorated with peace signs has once again trundled along the Avenida da Liberdade. People walked the streets holding…


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