Lo scorso 26 aprile la SUPR ha partecipato all’incontro “Erasmus today and tomorrrow”, presso la Pontificia Università Gregoriana, per parlare della possibilità di allargare il progetto Erasmus alle università pontificie. Di seguito il discorso del nostro Presidente:
Sirs, Academic Faculty, Italian State and European Authorities, dear Student friends,
Today, in my duty of President, I am representing the Association of the Students of the Pontifical
Since 2013 over 18000 laic, religious and consecrate Students from the 23 Pontifical Roman
Universities meet to promote dialogue and cooperation.
I am here to testify a reality, probably not well-known at a national level, but strongly rooted in the
International features of our community. We come from Europe, Africa, Asia, from all over the
I have direct evidence, in my experience and that of my collegues, of the superiority of continuous
exchanges that we live in Pontifical Universities. Not only in terms of knowledge, but also as
human and personal enrichment, much higher than in any national University.
Being an Italian citizen, I could have attended an Italian University. Instead, I chose a Pontifical
University specifically for the unique combination of the quality of the training offer and, more
importantly, the human enhancement we experience every day in our student life.
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, underlines the central role of the University in our contemporary
world. The pastoral quality of education must characterize the total approach to education of the
students, in order to make them comfortable to a longer sight beyond the borders of their
diocese, nation or religion.
What we ask as students of the Pontifical Universities is a close cooperation with State Italian and
European Universities by means of the Erasmus projects, inter-cultural exchanges, Masters and
PhDs, job orientation. There is a need to focus all the information and operative strategies to
obtain the best for our professional targets in coherence with study paths and job requests in an
evolving job market.
Thus, what we propose is to allow our participation in mutual exchanges of knowledge and
experiences in the expanding European project. As students of the Pontifical Roman Universities,
deserve the advantages and possibilities that every European student already has.
Ladies and gentlemen, in conclusion, we hope for a ready acceptance of our requests in a very
Thank you for your attention.
Marino Marangelli, Presidente SUPR