Professor Marco Trombetta (1993), who did an MPhil in Economics as a Linacre student, has recently been knighted by the Italian Republic. He was awarded the title of “Cavaliere dell’ Ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Knight of the Order of the Italian Star), a title awarded to Italians who have promoted the image of Italy abroad through excellence in their profession. The title was officially awarded by the Ambassador of Italy in Spain, at a ceremony in the Italian Embassy in Madrid. We warmly congratulate Marco on this great honour!