The UFP admissions policy is committed to enabling two kinds of diversity in the classroom.
The first is disciplinary diversity across core methodological approaches within disciplines. This diversity is core to IIHS’ pedagogical values of imagining urban practice across disciplines and domains of practice. In IIHS, there is a shared acceptance of interdisciplinary exploration and engagement as valuable to the understanding of urban issues.
The second kind of diversity is that of identity, socio-economic status and more generally, life experience. The UFP admissions policy places diversity in the classroom as a valuable end in itself which enriches the learning environment by bringing diverse life experiences into the classroom. Further, there is recognition of historical inequalities and hardships in society.