Competitiveness / Education

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

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24th April 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


IDEA CERGE-EI: The school homework load in the Czech Republic and in international comparison

Expert studies in this area did not reach consensus about the benefits of homeworks on pupils' education so far. And, no research has ever previously charted the homework load in the Czech Republic in comparison with other countries, nor what factors (schools, teachers, pupils) affect it, says the latest analysis published by the IDEA think-tank at CERGE-EI.
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11th February 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


INSEAD 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index

The 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report reveals that Switzerland, Singapore and the United States continue to lead the world in talent competitiveness, while countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa are seeing a progressive erosion of their talent base. The report confirms that talent issues have become a mainstream concern for firms, nations and cities, with talent performance seen as a critical factor to growth and prosperity.
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29th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Education


World Bank's Human Capital Index 2018: Children in the Czech Republic can expect to complete 13.9 years of schooling, but adjusted for quality of learning, it is equivalent to only 11.7 years

The World Bank's Human Capital Index measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18. The Czech Republic ranks 14th out of 157 countries assessed.
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27th September 2018 / Competitiveness / Education


Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019: 14 Czech Universities Made It to the Top List

A record number of 14 institutions is ranked among top universities globally this year, according to THE latest ranking. Charles University in Prague ranks 401st - 500th and continues to achieve the top position in Times Higher Education (THE) latest ranking among Czech universities. Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech second largest city, ranked 601st - 800th, followed by the Palacky University in Olomouc in Eastern Moravia.
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26th September 2018 / Competitiveness / Education


Eurostat: 65% in the EU, 45% in the Czech Republic Know at Least One Foreign Language | Hays on Rising Demand for Multilingual Candidates

On the occasion of the European Day of Languages, figures on self-reported language skills show that in 2016, 65 % of working-age adults in the European Union (EU) knew at least one foreign language. In some Member States, knowledge of foreign languages was particularly high. For example, more than 90 % of respondents knew at least one foreign language in these countries: Sweden (97 %), Latvia, Denmark and Lithuania (all 96%), Luxembourg (95 %), Finland and Malta (both 92 %) and Estonia (91 %).
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic