Oliver Vitouch, president of the University Conference (Unique), identifies the "distribution problem" at universities. "Regardless of the total number of students, the distribution among respondents is very uneven," says Vitouch of APA.
This is also true for distribution between individual locations. "We have the same green problem in medicine: we do not have too many graduates, but then there is an unequal distribution in some regions – in the case of land physicians, by the way, in bright light, where hairdressers, car dealers are still employed. – hundreds of other occupations are much less required.
Additionally, there is a "paradoxical effect on reception procedures," Vitouch said: "As soon as this is revealed, the number of interests falls completely disproportionate."
Universities are involved in ensuring proper care relationships. That is why, in extreme cases, there is only one university subject in one subject – for example, in Chemistry at the University of Vienna – and in other cases throughout the country, for example in medicine and psychology. "It has to do with the migration movement through Numerus Clausus in Germany." Another example is computer science: there is an enrollment process at the University of Vienna and the Technical University (TU) in Vienna, while other places would surely have wanted more students.
For better planning, one therefore wants to use the study to predict how many new members will continue to develop. "It's not that easy, because the demographics, the Maturantenzahlen, the development of the Fachhochschule sector, the labor market situation and many others play a role," Vitouch said. Additionally, the number of newly enrolled is not the only conclusion: "After all, it is only about active studies and the number of graduates."