Roberto Formigoni - Honorary Degree in Communication Sciences and Technologies, conferred on 13 December 2004
Roberto Formigoni, graduated in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan, studied Political Economics at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1973, he was one of the founders of the Popular Movement, of which he was national president until 1987. He held the position of Vice-President of the European Parliament for five years, before joining the Italian Parliament in the following years.
He has been President of the Lombardy Region since 1995. He has been a member of the Bureau of the Committee of the Regions since February 1998. In April 2006, he was elected Senator of the Republic.
The motivation for the degree conferred by the IULM University reads: "Roberto Formigoni represents the figure of a politician who, strongly combining territory and internationality, has contributed greatly to the competitive image and development of the Region that elected him twice as President. For this unparalleled contribution, Roberto Formigoni is awarded an Honorary Degree in Communication Sciences and Technologies".