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People and Politics

Hopelessly Overcrowded - German universities

The discontinuation of military conscription and changes in the length of secondary school education, with two age groups graduating from high schools in the same year, have resulted in German universities being flooded with students - a record 2.5 million new enrollments.

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Lecture rooms are full to bursting, professors and students swamped, and affordable student housing has become a scarce commodity.