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Physics enrolments in Australian and New Zealand Universities 1997 - 2002

Jennings, P., de Laeter, J. and Putt, G. (2003) Physics enrolments in Australian and New Zealand Universities 1997 - 2002. Physicist, 40 (1). pp. 18-22.

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This is the twelfth of a series of triennial surveys of physics enrolments in Australian and New Zealand Universities. This project began in 1974 with surveys by de Laeter and Watson-Munro for physics enrolments at Australian Colleges of Advanced Education and Universities respectively in the period 1963 to 1973. The original aim of the surveys was to collect data for planning purposes and to study the effects of Government policy on the physics profession.

In 1975, de Laeter and Watson-Munro produced the first of these combined surveys for all Australian tertiary educational institutions covering the period 1965-1975. They repeated the exercise in 1979. Following the retirement of Professor Watson-Munro in 1979, Philip Jennings and John de Laeter combined to continue the surveys at triennial intervals through the eighties. In 1993 the survey was expanded to include New Zealand universities and Graeme Putt joined the team.

We now have a consistent set of data covering the period 1968 to 2002 for Australian universities and from 1991 to 2002 for New Zealand universities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Energy
Publisher: Australian Institute of Physics
Copyright: © 2003 Australian Institute of Physics
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