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STEM graduates on the rise in NZ

The proportion of higher education graduates in science, engineering and maths increased between 2011 and 2014, the government has reported, but women and minority groups are still underrepresented in the subjects.

An assessment published on 25 January shows an increasing proportion of students graduating in engineering, natural sciences, information technology, and health-related subjects.

Conversely, the assessment shows that there is a decreasing proportion of graduates studying subjects in the categories of society and culture, management, commerce, education and the creative arts. However, these subject areas still account for nearly 70 per cent of graduates in the country.

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