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Torino abstention from Israel programme sparks controversy

Image: Andrea Mucelli [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0], via Flickr

University’s academic senate voted against taking part in bilateral research programme amid student urging

A decision by the academic senate of Università di Torino that their institution should not participate in a programme for cooperation with Israeli research institutions has sparked strong reactions all over the region, and within the university itself.

On 19 March, a meeting of the university’s academic senate, which includes around 35 faculty, students and administrative staff, was interrupted by a small group of students demanding the boycott of all scientific collaborations with Israel, in protest against the war in Gaza.

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