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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30th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Education


Radio Praha: Last year, roughly 20 per cent of Czechs had a university degree, up from 12.1 per cent in 2007

The percentage of Czechs with a university education has increased significantly over the past 10 years, data by the statistical office (ČSÚ) shows, Radio Praha reports. Last year, roughly 20 per cent of Czechs had a university degree, up from 12.1 per cent in 2007. Meanwhile, many Czech universities continue to accept applicants in some fields, particularly in technical disciplines, but also some philosophical, theological or natural sciences.
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13th June 2018 / Competitiveness / Education


STEM overdose? 3D printing provides relief

STEM subjects are traditionally favored and held in the highest regard while also being used as the measure of success for both schools and students. However, schools and universities should not forget the importance of soft skills, such as written and verbal communication, to enable students to have a well-rounded education. Once students enter the workplace, soft skills play an important part. Without soft skills, students who were adept at STEM subjects can still struggle to excel in their chosen career, Václav Muchna, CEO Y Soft Corporation writes.
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9th May 2018 / Competitiveness / Education


QS Best Student Cities: Prague ranks 4th, Brno 9th for student experience

Climbing two places from last year's cities ranking, London is now the top student city in the world. Home to several leading universities, including UCL (University College London), Imperial College London, and King's College London, the city has been a student favorite for years and performed particularly well in QS student survey. Prague ranks 30th, Brno 63rd overall.
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7th May 2018 / Competitiveness / Education


Three Czech universities among top 10 in Times Higher Education ranking of the best research-intensive universities in “New Europe”

The University of Tartu in Estonia has topped a new Times Higher Education table of the best research-intensive universities in “New Europe” – the 13 nations that have joined the European Union since 2004. Three Czech universities are among the top 10.
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5th April 2018 / Competitiveness / Education


Czech Republic Education Factsheet

The Czech Republic has an educated workforce, but the lack of technically educated people has been posing an obstacle to further development of the country. Is the Czech Republic suffocating what has been seen as a major competitive advantage?
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