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BIT Numerical Mathematics

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 307–317 | Cite as

Optimum allocation of places to students in a national university system

  • N. D. Francis
  • D. I. Fleming
Part I Computer Science

Abstract

In several countries, the allocation of university places to students is handled by a Central Applications Office at a national level. An algorithm based upon a constrained form of the well-known Stable Marriage Problem is presented for optimum assignment of places to students in the sense that their actual entry standards and the sum of their preferences for the courses assigned are optimised subject to the constraints imposed by the minimum entry standards and the number of places available. A method for the reduction of the size of large problems is also given.

Keywords

Computational Mathematic National Level Optimum Allocation Large Problem Optimum Assignment 
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© BIT Foundations 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. D. Francis
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. I. Fleming
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceTrinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland
  2. 2.Computer LaboratoryTrinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland

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