Revolution slows (Cuba)

Universities in Cuba reduced their admissions by 26 per cent in the 2011-12 academic year, according to government statistics. The latest figures from the National Statistics Office show that Cuban institutions enrolled 351,116 students, a drop of more than 120,000 from the 473,309 recorded in the previous academic year. According to Fox News Latino, enrolment has been cut in all areas, but the social sciences and humanities have been hardest hit, despite having the second-highest number of admissions (more than 77,000). The most popular subject is medical sciences, with more than 118,000 students. Cuba announced in 2010 that it had more than 1 million university graduates.

Source: Times Higher Education