We publish the parliamentary inquiry on internationalisation written for the Minister of Education, Universities and Research Carrozza. Representatives of the council group Confederazione degli Studenti – Unilab Svoltastudenti brought the document to the National Council of University Students (CNSU):
“Honourable Minister Carrozza,
In order to make the most of the opportunity, we have drawn up, a three-point summary of the aspects we are focusing on as representatives.
Various types of interventions are approved in the Education Act, but there is no mention of initiatives on the subject. The cultural, work and educational opportunities that international openness can bring to the Italian system are well known. But to date no major action has been taken on this front, with the exception of sporadic but courageous proposals such as that of the Politecnico di Milano. The Council of State, Honourable Minister, will shortly be deciding on the decision of the Regional Administrative Tribunal on the appeal against that proposal. I ask you: why not intervene immediately, e.g. by means of an emergency decree, to prevent the creation of a dangerous legal precedent that would strangle the prospects of internationalisation?
Remember: it would be based on the rule of a certainly dated Royal Decree of 1933. On Friday we will be together at the Politecnico – students, Italian and not, are hoping for good news.
Parliamentary inquiry Internationalisation – Last two very brief mentions:
- In the context of Article 34 of the Constitution, which establishes a genuine alliance between the Italian Republic and ‘able and deserving students without means’, a system has been created which considers the various cases to which the DSU must respond. I would like to ask you: is your Ministry analysing the problem of situations in which divorces, foreign students and independent students manage to exploit the rules to enjoy benefits which they do not need?
The answer must come from the Ministry, given the non-existent autonomy of the universities on this issue, universities that are well aware of these situations.
- Last thing: maturity bonus. A hope as well as a question: rather than trying dubious corrective statistical remedies of that number, from 60 to 100 cum laude; which claims to have an informative value on the student who wants to continue his studies at university; when will we think about our outdated system of higher education, so different and far from other European models of comparability and information quality in terms of examinations and certifications?”