In a year of pandemic, Medicine and Psychology are the majors chosen by students

16/01/2021 – 14:16 Country

Traditional races set the trend again in registrations for the public and private universities facing the 2021 cycle, although some of them show a growth in the choice of medical sciences -in particular, nursing- and psychology, two professions considered essential in the fight against the pandemic.

According to a survey carried out among various universities, it was also observed that the enrollment level it was maintained and even exceeded that of 2020, despite the difficult year experienced by students as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

In this regard, the rectors consulted assured that the postponement until November of this year of the presentation of the certificates of completion of secondary studies, arranged by the National government, favored the enrollment of students.


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Delfina Veiravé, rector of the National University of the Northeast (UNNE) and president of the National Interuniversity Council (CIN), told Télam that in the house of studies she directs “there was the same level of enrollment as last year. (annotated) and others less, but the interest in traditional careers, among which is medicine, remained. “

The head of the body that brings together all public universities explained that this year “the accompaniment programs for students who come from middle school, “among other reasons -he added-” because we know (of the existence of) the heterogeneity in learning due to the lack of connectivity resources that existed last year “, especially among those students in a situation of vulnerability.


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In this sense, Veiravé pointed out that, “on the basis of what the universities already do, the courses and tutorials will be intensified to assist students in the first year of their careers.”

Veiravé also stressed that this year “the documentation required for admission since the presentation of the high school completion certificates, which will be to the benefit of the students. “

A year, about 590,000 students enroll in Argentine public universities and about 2,300,000 are those who study undergraduate careers, according to data from the latest report from the Secretariat for University Policies, which also highlights that 33.5 percent are between 17 and 19 years old and 23.2 percent choose careers related to science and technology.

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