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Record number of students in mathematics this year

The number of mathematics students in higher education is increasing spectacularly. This year, the influx of new students rises to more than 1000 on a national scale. This is a fivefold increase compared to the number of students that registered for an education in Mathematics in 2002.

Platform Wiskunde Nederland (PWN) ascribes the large increase of new students to the increasing relevance of Mathematics in society and to the higher job opportunities in the field. Read more on www.platformwiskunde.nl. Of the 1000 new students nationally, a total of 86 first year students have enrolled for the bachelor Wiskunde (Mathematics) at Leiden University. Also for the Mathematical Institute, this is an absolute record!

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