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Record number of students admitted to university

66,439 students have been admitted to university this year

More students are ready to fill those seats (photo: iStock)
August 1st, 2016 8:20 am| by Christian W
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The number of students being admitted to university in Denmark has been on the rise for the past 15 years. And 2016 was no exception.

According to new figures from the Education and Research Ministry, a record 66,439 students have been admitted to university this year – an increase of 1,138 compared to last year. A further 23,498 applicants had their admission applications to attend university rejected.

“It’s great that a record number of people have been accepted to university, because education is the key to freely creating one’s own life,” said Ulla Tørnæs, the education and research minister.

“So it pleases me that young people are seeking admittance to educations that lead to better job opportunities than ever before.”

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IT and social sciences
Tørnæs was particularly pleased with the increase in applicants who want to become public school teachers and civil engineers.

The application figures (here in Danish) showed that social sciences and  IT-orientated educations enjoyed an influx of new students.

In total, 94,766 people applied to enter university this year, of which 4,839 remain on standby ahead of the start of the academic year.