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Student allocation in Vienna’s schools

LC/Festsaal 1 & Live-Stream 28.10.2020, 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
LanguageLecture in English, Discussion in German
Organizer WU (Viennay University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Kommunikation

The status quo and the need for reform

This event is organized by the Department of Strategy and Innovation.

When it comes to choosing the right elementary school, a number of factors besides the school’s location can play a role, including how likely it is to even get a place in the chosen school. For this reason, many parents plan their registration strategically. What are the current system’s weaknesses, and what possible approaches could be taken to fix them? Nobel laureate Alvin E. Roth gives us an insight into the design of the computer algorithms used to distribute kids to schools fairly in many cities around the world


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