First Generation Awareness
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First Generation Awareness

Researchers and students arrive at the EUI from around the world with diverse range of life and educational experiences

The EUI embraces diversity and is committed to enhancing equality, fairness and inclusion. In the framework of this strategy, the social composition of the researcher and student population is monitored regularly and special attention is paid to the social factor of parental education levels. The data collected for this purpose among the newly admitted Ph.D. researchers show that up to 25% are first-generation university degree holders and about 85% are the first in their family to pursue a Ph.D. degree.

In the light of these figures, the EUI is seeking to increase awareness of the challenges that first-generation Ph.D. researchers and Master students might face and provide them with resources, insight and inspiration to support them as they pursue their degree.

To achieve this goal, a network of first-generation faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and alumni has been set up to support and encourage these researchers and Master students throughout their journey.

The term “first-generation” used here applies to members of the EUI academic community who grew up without a parent or guardian who completed a university degree.


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Page last updated on 14/07/2022

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