Stranieri nel sistema scolastico e formativo lombardo

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Foreigners in the Lombard school and training system

Maddalena Colombo, Marta Margherita Cordini, Paolo Barabanti

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[Autom. eng. transl.] In the 2013/14 school year, Lombardy gathered ¼ (24.6%) of students with non-Italian citizenship, for a total of 197,202 units. In state and non-state schools of all types and levels, an overall incidence of 14% is observed in the school year 2013/14 (against 9% at national level), with an increase compared to the previous year of 3%, lower than the past. Foreign students born in Italy make up 57.9% of the total (compared to 51.7% nationally). Pupils with non-Italian citizenship in Lombardy are mainly concentrated in primary schools with 72,898 presences (incidence: 15.6%), followed by nursery schools (42,900 units, with a 15.6% incidence) and secondary schools of first grade (41.842, incidence 14.8%), ending with the 39.472 enrolled in second grade secondary schools (incidence: 10.3%). The number of students enrolled at the university increases. A particularly positive sign is the increase in the presence of foreigners in Lombard universities: compared to the previous academic year, in 2013/14 the foreign population registered in Lombard universities increased by 4.7%, exceeding the variation recorded at national level ( + 2.7%). Lombardy has 15,800 foreign students enrolled in its public and private universities (22.5% of all foreign university students at national level). The incidence of foreign students on the total number of students is 6.1% in Lombardy, exceeding the Italian average by almost two percentage points (4.2%). The number of foreigners graduating in Italy who have chosen to continue in tertiary education in Lombardy is 7,665 and constitutes 3% of the entire Lombard university population and 48.5% of the foreign population. The academic year. 2012/13 marked the turning point in the presence of this population in the Lombard academic system, which from around a third (28.8%) has come to represent almost half (42.8%) of foreign students, confirming also in 2013 / 14 the tendency to increase. More than 80% prefer technical-professional institutions. The majority of foreign students (over 80 percent) in secondary education of the second grade prefer technical institutes (42.1% of the total foreign) and professional ones (40.5%). High schools, on the other hand, account for 15% of foreign students, with an interesting increase compared to the 2012/213 school year of 11.4%. In the province of Milan the primacy of the presences. 39% of foreign students in Lombardy are concentrated in the province of Milan. Followed by that of Brescia with 16.6% and Bergamo with 12.3%. From the incidence point of view, however, the provinces of Mantua (18.5%), Brescia (17.4%) and Cremona (17.1%) report the highest values. Nationality. 34.3% of foreign students come from Europe (of which 57.9% are from non-EU countries). This is followed by Africans (29.7%), Asians (22.5%) and Americans (13.5%). At the top of the nationality list are the Moroccans with 25,025 students (13.1%), followed by the Albanians (11.6%) and the Romanians (11.4%). The Asian student population is the one that has experienced the greatest increase in the last ten years (+ 261.1%).
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Foreigners in the Lombard school and training system
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationRapporto 2014. Gli immigrati in Lombardia
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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NameCollana Orim


  • alunni stranieri
  • capitale umano
  • diseguaglianze formative
  • scuole multiculturali
  • successo formativo
  • università lombarde


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