Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fifth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Bridge the gap between high school systems with less than twelve years of schooling and European Universities
Francesco Floris, Marina Marchisio, Carla Marello, Lorenza Operti

Last modified: 25-06-2019


The phenomenon of globalization that concerns the modern era, pushed by technological evolution, has led to several changes in the field of education. Not only are education policies of the single States adapting by directing towards European models: the possibility for a student to choose a university is increasing all over the world, too. In order to facilitate students who want to enroll at a European university and who come from countries with less than 12 years of compulsory schooling, our University designed the Foundation Programme. This is an additional year that allows to earn 60 ECTS to reach the 12 years of schooling, a basic requirement for university access in Europe. The main feature of this project is that it is delivered online; this allows to reduce the costs of enrollment and allows students to attend it directly from home in their country. The design, structure and methodologies of the project are described and discussed in this article.

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