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Research Projects

June 2024

DISSEMINATION DAY: "Predicting University Students' Performance and Dropout Rates Using Technological Tools: Final Results of the ABANREDES Project"

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Location: Germán Bernácer Room (Faculty of Commerce and Tourism, ground floor)

The main objective of the event is to disseminate and share the final results of the project. During the event, we will discuss the progress of our studies on predicting university students' performance and dropout rates using technological tools. Additionally, we will have the participation of two external experts: Yolanda Durán (UCM) and María Martínez Felice (ICADE).

The speakers are academic researchers with extensive experience and come from different fields of knowledge. The multidimensional content of the presentations encourages the exchange of ideas and perspectives on academic performance and early and/or late university dropout.


Registration is mandatory and free until capacity is reached.

Attend by filling out the following registration form (link) or by sending us an email at marina.segura@ucm.es. Please indicate in the form whether you will attend the event in person or online. The Teams link to follow the event online is as follows: online access.

Program of the Day

Opening 10:00 AM: Rosa María de la Fuente Fernández, Vice-Rector of Students and María Francisca Blasco López, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Tourism.

  • 10:15 AM: Yolanda Durán (UCM): "Comprehensive Evaluation of Academic Performance Incorporating Grades and Enrollments".
  • 10:45 AM: José Luis Arroyo y Susana Carabias (ICADE). “The Use of Digital Platforms for Face-to-Face Teaching in Spanish Universities: An Analysis from the Perception of Faculty".
  • 11:15 AM: Juan Luis Peñaloza (UCM): "The Differential Effect of the Institutional Factor on Academic Performance: A Multilevel Perspective".

Coffee break 11:45 AM

  • 12:15 PM: Guest: María Martínez Felipe (ICADE): "Identification and Comparison of the Main Variables Affecting Early University Dropout Rates by Area of Knowledge and Institution".
  • 1 PM: Adolfo Hernández Estrada (UCM) y María Fernández Mellizo-Soto (UCM): "Final Results of the ABANREDES Project" and a roundtable with the participation of the speakers.

Closing 1:45 PM: Director of the Institutional Intelligence Center José Arbués Bedia and principal investigators of the project Adolfo Hernández Estrada and María Fernández Mellizo-Soto.