I was shocked when I read that one of Italy’s leading universities – the Politecnico di Milano – is going to switch to the English language.

(The university believes that if it remains Italian-speaking it risks isolation and will be unable to compete as an international institution.

Giovanni Azzone, the university’s rector said, “We strongly believe our classes should be international classes – and the only way to have international classes is to use the English language.”

I guess it would be cool to study in Milan, but it also means it becomes just one more English speaking university amongst many.)