MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 20:  A student is writing in the library for ancient studies of the Ludwig Maximilians university on October 20, 2011 in Munich, Germany. German universities set a record of 2.218 million matriculations in the 2010/2011 winter semester, a rise of 4.5%, and expect even more students in the coming winter semster, which starts in October. The end of compulsory military service in the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, which went into effect earlier this year, is a major contributing factor to the rise in the numbers of students arriving at universities across the country.  (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)