News in Slow Italian: "Studentessa down si laurea con 110 e lode"

An example of intelligence, strength of will, and courage. Giulia Sauro, a woman from Naples with Down syndrome, has graduated in political science summa cum laude.


Stefano Lodola

By Stefano Lodola

Studentessa down si laurea con 110 e lode

Giulia Sauro, 33enne napoletana affetta da sindrome di down, si è laureata in scienze politiche all’Università Orientale di Napoli con 110 e lode.

Nei giorni scorsi, la neolaureata ha incontrato il sindaco di Napoli e il presidente della Regione Campania. Il presidente la definisce “un esempio di intelligenza, forza di volontà e coraggio”, mentre il sindaco sottolinea che il caso di Giulia è “il terzo caso in Italia di persona down ad ottenere il titolo accademico”.

Giulia si è laureata con una tesi sulla Rivoluzione Francese, con lo storico Luigi Mascilli Migliorini come relatore. Ha anche ottenuto una borsa di studio attraverso il progetto “Tutorato alla pari”.

Student with Down syndrome graduates summa cum laude

Giulia Sauro, a 33-year old woman from Naples with Down syndrome, has graduated in political science summa cum laude from the university Orientale in Naples.

Recently, the newly graduate met with the mayor of Naples and the president of the region of Campania. The president defines her “an example of intelligence, strength of will, and courage”, while the mayor points out that Giulia’s case is “the third case in Italy of a person with Down syndrome obtaining a university degree”.

Giulia graduated with a thesis on the French Revolution, with the historian Luigi Mascilli Migliorini as her supervisor. She also received a scholarship through the project “Fair tutoring”.

(Adapted from Ansa)

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