IMPACT OF IMIGRANTS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE E.U.I.T.O.P. OF U.P.M
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
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Appears in: INTED2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:In recent years, during the immigration growth period as a consequence of the economic boom in Spain, we have found a large increase of foreign students enrolled in the Escuela Universitaria de Ingenieros Técnicos de Obras Públicas (EUITOP), the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
The results obtained in the different educational innovation projects GIE of the UPM: Tutorial Action for new engineering students (ATANI) have shown that foreign students may have more difficulty integrating into the university from the administrative, studies and even personal point of view. Furthermore, with the new entry of the EEES can foresee a significant rise of European students in the upcoming years. This requires making an analysis of the situation for the adoption of measures not only at the university, but each of the centers themselves.
In this article a study of the nationality of foreign students is made, differentiating men and women enrolled in the last twenty years in the Escuela Universitaria de Ingenieros Técnicos de Obras Públicas, making an initial analysis of the difficulties faced by these students to adapt to college depending on their country of origin and the sex difference.
Consider and take into account of human diversity is necessary to know and appreciate both group differences, such as individual differences. Today it is an accepted belief that survival is more due to the heterogeneity, than to the homogeneity of the species, then it seems logical that we must support the former over the latter.
Keywords: Diversity issues men and women and minorities in science and technology.