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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2nd December 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


Masaryk University Brno: Experts warn against the aging and declining skills of teachers

In their research experts from the Institute of Educational Sciences of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University point out many problems of Czech secondary education. The largest number of teachers at Czech secondary schools is between 51 and 60 years of age. It is much harder for older teachers to maintain their working ability and it is also necessary to prevent burnout, which is more common in this age category of teachers. Professionals from MU are now coming up with tools to help teachers in cooperation with the non-profit organization Age Management.
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17th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


OECD Education at a Glance 2019: Czech Republic: Total expenditure on primary to tertiary educational institutions is relatively low

While most tertiary-educated adults in the Czech Republic hold a master’s degree, their employment advantage over those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is among the lowest across OECD countries. Total expenditure on primary to tertiary educational institutions is relatively low in the Czech Republic. Similarly to other OECD countries, the large majority of funding is publicly sourced. Teachers’ salaries in the Czech Republic are among the lowest across OECD countries and consistently below those of tertiary-educated adults at all levels of education. Vocational upper secondary education is attractive in the Czech Republic: Almost 7 out of 10 uppe secondary graduates obtained a vocational qualification in 2017 compared to 4 out of 10 on average across OECD countries. 
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26th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


QS World University Rankings 2020: Nine Czech Universities in Top 1,000

A total of 18 universities in the Czech Republic feature in the top 300 of the QS EECA University Rankings 2019 – a dedicated ranking of top universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia. Nine Czech universities have made it to the QS World University Ranking 2020.
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26th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


THE Europe Teaching Rankings 2019: Five Czech Unis Among 200 Most Popular for Teaching and Learning Environment

The Europe Teaching Rankings is part of Times Higher Education’s series of tables focusing on higher education institutions’ teaching and learning environments for students. The results are heavily drawn from the THE European Student Survey, that this year received responses from 125,000 students across 18 countries.
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13th May 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


expats.cz: Prague rated world’s best city to be a student

Prague has been rated the best city in the world to be a university student according to AppJobs, a popular app and website that helps students find part-time work in their city. 
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