“We need a stable teaching body and free movement of students and teachers”
The hearing of the Rector of the University of the Republic of San Marino Corrado Petrocelli
Two months after the first reading of the Framework Law on Higher Education; towards a new mission, in mid-February, of the delegation of the Bologna Process which will meet the commissioners, it is done the point on the University. Prospects and needs, to direct the legislative instrument to fill gaps and get to fully implement the principles of European Area of Higher Educationby the end of 2023. A University that has grown and has expanded relationships – says the Rector Conrad Petrocelli, recalling the results. In 8 years, from 240 to 1100 students; Master’s Degree in all Courses; in agreement with the Italian University – from Bologna, to Sapienza – for exchange of students and teachers. A work in silence over time – he says – which today sees us at the University registered in theInternational Association that’s all’European Association of Universities. What was missing, then, precisely from the point of view of the Bologna Process? We reason on the concept of autonomy, starting from the current system of election and appointment of the Rector, up to the presence of politics in the BoD. Aspects on which Petrocelli says “one can mediate, looking at the tradition and needs of the Republic”, but not on managerial and organizational autonomy.
And he declines it under two key aspects: the free movement between professors and between students; again, the formation of a stable teaching body. In this direction, the President Pasquale Valentinihopes for real steps to arrive at a recognized system, as does the PSD commissioner, Joseph Morganticalls for acceleration towards a new regulatory framework; while the DC commissioners, Paola Barbara Goziand PSDs, Maria Montemaggi, – who work in the University – are also asking for more services for students. University that you want to expand and attract. The Secretary Andrea Bellucci clears the field of doubts and reiterates its logistical desire to place it in the Unesco area as a “citadel of knowledge and knowledge”. (just tomorrow he will present the expected school reorganization plan). Athena in greetingwith funding half public and half private, between tuition fees and research projects with production realities, citing the one with Ferrari, and partnerships of excellence such as in the Biennials. Towards the second reading, he anticipates sharing with respect to the decree that will update the Statute “with a delegation – he says – not to overturn, but to give the answers that are needed”.