No big changes in MSc registration figures
The numbers for each programme are listed in the table below. They also include 14 students for the new programme Recreation, Tourism and Leisure. The biggest drops in registration are for the Environmental Sciences, Soil and Water and Forestry programmes. According to Ms van Iterson of the Dean's Office, the number of students finally admitted is likely to rise slightly, as several applicants are still in the process of securing scholarships.
The figures do not include the Geographic Information Systems programme (GIS) or the Urban Environmental Management programme (UEM), since these students do not arrive in Wageningen until later. GIS starts at the International Institute for Aerospace Surveys and Earth Sciences (ITC) in Enschede, and continues in Wageningen from April 1997 onwards. The UEM programme starts in Rotterdam at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), and continues in Wageningen in the second term, starting January 1997. According to administrators from both ITC and IHS the number of applicants is still likely to change. Mr Klijnstra of the ITC student administration is surprised by the sharp decline in applications for the GIS programme, but cannot come up with any logical explanation: It will just be quiet next year," he concludes.