A Swedish court has ordered that Orebro University pay damages to three women who were refused admission in favor of male students who were admitted with lower grades. However, the university was not required to grant the women admission. University officials argued that were applying an affirmative action program to get more males into their programs because at present males are under-represented. The court ruled this affirmative action program to secure more male students could only be applied if the men had similar grades to those of women. The Swedish government is allowing universities to apply affirmative action programs for males since, at present, 60% of all Swedish university students are female.
Information from The Local
Ironically, a similar trend of more females in colleges than males is now present in the United States. Women now constitute about 55% of American college students. Will we witness male affirmative action programs in this nation?