Rome "ideal for an American education"

Jun 08, 2013 1541

By John Phillips

Italy must follow the USA and create more private universities to prevent the Italian youth workforce becoming "marginalised," American University of Rome President Richard Hodges says. "We are in a global market, not just a national one, so this needs to be reflected in people's education," Dr Hodges told the Italian Insider. "It is a problem of mindset and one that has not yet adapted in Italy, whereas it already has in countries such as for example Turkey."

Reflecting after moving back to Italy last year to take over the AUR, Mr Hodges said "Italian universities need to be ahead of the curve, not behind it, but by and large they are currently well behind."

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