Candidates await the start of aptitude tests for the studies of medicine and dentistry at the University of Vienna, in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, July 6, 2012. The university's policy is apparently ... more 
Candidates await the start of aptitude tests for the studies of medicine and dentistry at the University of Vienna, in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, July 6, 2012. The university's policy is apparently unique in Europe. Those responsible for giving women a grading edge are aware that it could expose the institution to EU legal action, on charges of discrimination. But they argue that it is needed to even the playing field. Since the Vienna medical school introduced its current entrance exam six years ago, they say, women on average have scored significantly lower each time than men. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ronald Zak
Fri, Jul 6, 2012 10:04 AM EDT