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Italy news roundup: 9-22 March

The latest headlines in Italian research policy and funding, from our correspondent Fabio Turone.

Student life marred by bad education and housing

Italian university students are among the least satisfied in the world, according to a survey of 4,027 students from China, India, Italy, Spain, UK and the United States commissioned by French company Sodexo. Italians tend to drop out more often than their global counterparts and are less happy with their life, their accomodation and the quality of their studies, the survey found. On the upside, 80 per cent of Italian students expect to be debt-free upon completion of their degrees; three times as many as in the UK. 

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