Business administration, law most popular studies

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Business administration and law are the most popular studies among university students in Cyprus, according to the Statistical Service (Cystat).

These two studies are preferred by over a third of male students (33.5%), while the preference among women was 26.5%.

Studies in arts and humanities followed with these courses more popular among female students (17.7%) while among men, it was 7.1%.

Social sciences, journalism and information ranked third, with the percentage among women at 14.9% and men at 9.6%.

Engineering, manufacturing, and construction were more popular among male students, with 19.6%, but among women, it was a low 6%.

Education garnered overwhelming preference among female students, with 11.8% compared with men, whose share was just 1.6%.

Male students had a higher share in Information and Communication Technologies at 8.6%, with the respective share among women at 2.4%.

In the field of health and welfare, women (11.3%) and men (9.1%) were fairly equal.

The data concern young people aged 25-34, with the majority, namely 58.2% having a tertiary education level, followed by high school education with 31.8% and below high school level with 9.9%.