Record-High Freshmen Enrolled in Computer Science in Germany


German Informatics (GI) recently reported a 4% increase of freshmen in Computer Science for the academic year 2013. There are currently 33,800 Computer Science freshmen in Germany, the highest number ever recorded in the country. Despite this increase, Germany, as many other European countries, doesn’t have enough computing graduates to meet the demand for skilled workers. Another major challenge is the reduction of the high dropout rates in Computer Science studies which can reach up to 50% in the first year. More About Computer Science Students in Germany