In this unhappy period, Milanese and Italian culture also suffer a mourning.
After a long illness, Professor Enrico Decleva, rector of the University of Milan from 2001 to 2012, president of the conference of rectors (CRUI) from 2008 to 2011, disappeared.
Milanese, Decleva was born on April 18th, 1941, and had studied, lived and worked in Milan. He graduated in Literature from the Statale University, the same university that he guided and to whom he dedicated his entire existence.
His career had always taken place within the walls of Ca ‘Granda: first professor in contemporary history, then faculty dean from 1986 to 1997, then vice-rector between 1997 and 2001.
An extraordinary personality for great balance and intellectual ability, which has given prestige to the city of Milan and a significant contribution to the culture of the country.