Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Math and Science End Decline In The UK?

It appears that the recent "bailout" of mathematics and science program in the United Kingdom seems to be working. They have managed to stop the decline in enrollment of students majoring in those subjects.

It forecasts a 7% increase for maths in 2009, which will mean about 7,000 students entering university maths departments, against 5,300 in 2005.

There are also expected increases of 3.5% for chemistry and 1.3% for physics in next year's university intake.

However, it appears that in terms of proportion of the total number if incoming students, the percentage of students taking mathematics and sciences did not change that much. There's certainly more work to be done.


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