- During this month, some Universities in Italy started disseminating a survey among students, asking for information and opinions about student loans. This survey was prepared by a private company and commissioned by the Ministry of Education, University and Research and the purpose is clear: the Ministry is considering the implementation of student loans.
- The Unione degli Universitari – UdU denounces that this initiative has been taken without involving and consulting students’ representatives and organisations.
- “We have seen how this can undermine the public responsibility in Higher Education, putting in danger public support systems such as grants” says one of the representatives of the UdU.
- UdU launched a petition addressing the Minister and asking to stop the process immediately and invest more resources in public support for low-income students.
See at The Scientist