|Minister of Education|
|Minister of Universities, Science and Technology|
April 1993 – April 1994
25 July 1932 |
|Political party||Partito Democratico|
|Alma mater||University of Sassari|
Luigi Berlinguer (born 25 July 1932) is an Italian politician who served in the government of Italy as Minister of Universities, Science and Technology from 1993 to 1994 and as Minister of Education from 1996 to 2000. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Early life and education
Berlinguer served as mayor of Sennori. He was the president of the University of Siena until April 1993 when he was appointed to the Ciampi Cabinet as Minister of Universities, Science and Technology. He was one of the three ex-communists in the cabinet. Then he served as the Minister of Education between 1996 and 2000 in the cabinets led first by Romano Prodi and then by Massimo D'Alema. He was also acting Minister of Universities, Science and Technology from 1996 to October 1998. He was succeeded by Oreste Zecchino as minister. In addition, he served in both the Chamber of Deputies and the Italian Senate.
He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected as a member of the European Parliament in 2009, sitting as part of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. In the parliament he served as first vice-chair of the committee on legal affairs and as a member of the committee on culture and education beginning in 2009.
In 2011, Berlinguer received MEP award of the European Parliament in the field of culture and education.
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