KOT released the numbers for applications and admissions to post-secondary education programmes in Denmark yesterday. If we look at the numbers for political science (Copenhagen, Århus, Odense)/social science (Roskilde)/public administration (Ålborg), the numbers for 2007 and 2008 are as follows:
Note that I have only included first-preference applications.1 In any event, applications are down some 15-20% in Copenhagen and Århus, 32% in Roskilde, 37% in Odense and a staggering 46% in Ålborg. Copenhagen and Århus have managed to keep up admissions, but unless something happens next year, political science/public administration programmes at the smaller universities could very soon be facing a severe economic crisis.
- Also, programmes in Roskilde are organised differently – public administration is not as big as you might be led to believe by these numbers [↩]