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Dear University of Oxford,

I am writing to request information about the funding of resreach projects in several academic departments. I should be grateful if you would provide me with a list of all research projects funded by:

– The Ministry of Defence, including the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and Strategic Command;
– Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ);
– The Alan Turing Institute's defence and security programme;
– BAE Systems plc;
– Thales Group;
– QinetiQ Group plc;
– Leonardo S.p.A;
– Rolls Royce; and
– Boeing

For each sponsor, please state the title of the project(/s) sponsored and the sums of money donated for that project. I am requesting this information for research conducted at the University of Oxford in the following departments over the period 1 January 2017 to the present day 17 November 2020:

- Engineering Science (including and especially the Oxford Robotics Institute);
- Physics;
- Computer Science;
- Mathematics (Including the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics);
- The Oxford Internet Institute

Yours faithfully,

L. Rizatepe

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear Mr Rizatepe,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.
Subject to any clarification required, the University will aim to reply to your request within the statutory deadline of 20 working days, starting from the day after receipt of your request. Please note that several University departments are under considerable strain because of pressures from the Covid-19 crisis. If your request involves one of these departments, we may find it difficult to respond by the statutory deadline. If we anticipate a delay, we will write to you nearer to the deadline to inform you of the position.
Yours sincerely,
FOI Oxford

Information Compliance Team
Vice Chancellor’s and Registrar’s Office |University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD
T. 01865 270285

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