Two years later, theinauguration of the academic year for the University of San Marino which in 2020, due to a pandemic, could not be held. In the presence of the Captains Regent and academics and rectors open from all over Italy and abroad, the ceremony was from the speech of the Magnificent Rector Corrado Petrocelli: “Despite the covid and the difficulties we have had and managed to overcome, it seems to me that the horizon is bright for us. We have strengthened the training offer, we have entered the ‘Bologna Process’ and now we are in the main international networks of universities. We intend to continue in this sense and do so according to what is our line that is full of community, with students who are fully part of it. And it is a line of great attention to social issues, as we have always done“. Petrocelli, in describing activities and projects, wanted to remember Fausta Morganti, who passed away last February, defined key figure for the birth of the University of San Marino. For the Magnificent Rector, the legislative reform necessary to make the University of San Marino autonomous.
Reform that the Secretary of State Andrea Belluzzi shortly thereafter he listed among the urgent commitments as well as an agreement with Italy on the subject of universities. Before the Lectio Magistralis conferred on Professor Andrea Riccardi the PhD ‘Honoris causa’ in historical sciences, with read by the professor Luciano Canfora. Riccardi, Founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio, former minister in the Monti government and professor of Contemporary History, said he was very attached to San Marino since his childhood in Rimini. In the Lectio Magistralis the historical and sociological analysis on the diffusion of the Italian language in the world, a theme that is also close to his heart as President of the Dante Alighieri Society: “The common thread, dedicated to San Marino, of my Lectio Magistralis is that there is a world in Italian, which is not only in Italy. It is in San Marino, it is in Switzerland and in many streets around the world. The Italian world is larger than the peninsula itself. It is a world that loves Italian living. This humanism of ours, which is art, history, culture, but also knowing how to live“.