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The choice of teaching “only in english” in an italian public university is a sign of intellectual subjection and is contrary to the proportionality principle

The decision taken by the Polytechnic of Milan last year (via a resolution of the Senate upholding the three-year plan 2012-2014) according to which, starting from the academic year 2014/2015, "the official language of the advanced two years’ degree programs and of PhD programs is English, only" was not a good step in the direction of internationalization of Italian universities. Such a decision was rather another clear sign of that intellectual subjection to the English native speakers' world, which affects at present time a large part of the Italian ruling class, also within the universities.

But, most of all, the above mentioned administrative decision was wrong from a legal point of view and contrary to the principle of proportionality.

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