In 2010, the University of Oxford began hosting a nascent institution dedicated to the study of government and the training of public servants: the Blavatnik School of Government is considered the first school of its kind in the UK.

Since then, the school has established itself as an important educational and research center for the investigation of how government is expressed and what shape it takes in public life.

Although the school has operated for five years, the formal inauguration occurred only in 2016, when Prince William visited the facilities on Woodstock Road. The new buildings were designed by the prestigious architectural firm, Herzog & de Meuron, with the intention of ​​promoting discussion, interaction and collaboration. The central forum highlights the space that connects, and inter-connects, the entire building, a spirit not unlike that of the Athenian agora is evoked. As the space where the affairs of the entire polis are discussed, it represents and contains the nucleus of public life. The building took two years to build, from 2013 through 2015, and this is another reason that the official opening occurred only this past May 11.

With this official opening, the Blavatnik School of Government continues its mission to support the education of students from around the world dedicated to the vocation of public service.

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In 2010, the University of Oxford began hosting a nascent institution dedicated to the study of government and the training of public servants: the Blavatnik School of Government is considered the first school of its kind in the UK.

Since then, the school has established itself as an important educational and research center for the investigation of how government is expressed and what shape it takes in public life.

Although the school has operated for five years, the formal inauguration occurred only in 2016, when Prince William visited the facilities on Woodstock Road. The new buildings were designed by the prestigious architectural firm, Herzog & de Meuron, with the intention of ​​promoting discussion, interaction and collaboration. The central forum highlights the space that connects, and inter-connects, the entire building, a spirit not unlike that of the Athenian agora is evoked. As the space where the affairs of the entire polis are discussed, it represents and contains the nucleus of public life. The building took two years to build, from 2013 through 2015, and this is another reason that the official opening occurred only this past May 11.

With this official opening, the Blavatnik School of Government continues its mission to support the education of students from around the world dedicated to the vocation of public service.

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