MemberMarch 23, 2021 at 7:56 pm365 Community Points825 MediCoinsFirst Lions: The First 1,000 Lions
Students categorized in different groups within a school will naturally and inevitably have different experiences from each other. Majority of Italian med schools group students by nationality; Italian, EU and Non-EU.
1. Do schools recognize the possibility of inequality, and take action to ensure all groups have fair access to the same quality of education?
2. If a school does not recognize the possibility of this issue, would the ratio of Italian: EU: Non-EU seats be one indicator of the school culture towards diversity and equality?
Some factors which may differentiate student life experience by group:
-Different # of available spots for each group, and the general fact that the majority have more authority than minorities. Italian and English courses are separated, and Italian courses have a higher # of seats. Within the English courses, students are categorized by EU or Non-EU, and overall EU # of spots are higher.
-Inevitable situations which depend on Italian language fluency, and unavailability of translational support.
-EU citizens having various benefits living in Europe, such as ability to travel within EU countries without a visa. Various limitations on Non-EU citizens on the contrary.
For reference, ratio of EU: Non-EU of some unis:
-Bologna has ratio of 3.5 : 1 with EU (70) and Non-EU (20).
-Messina (38 each) and Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (40 each) have same numbers of spots.
-Napoli Federico II has more seats for Non-EU (25) than EU (15).
**This is not a complaint against the difference in spots depending on nationality; it’s expected that there would be a higher # of culturally and geographically close applicants.
- This discussion was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by Erina M<span class="bp-verified-badge"></span>.
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