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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25th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Education

OECD PISA: Financial literacy: 70.9% of Czech 15-year-old respondents worked outside school hours in 2012

According to OECD PISA 2015 report, total population of 15-year-old students enrolled at grade 7 or above in the Czech Republic is 90,076 (school-level exclusion rate reaches 2%). In 2012, majority was enrolled in the 9th (49.4%, more boys than girls) and 10th grade (46.2% more girls than boys).
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23rd March 2017 / Competitiveness / Education

QS World Universities Ranking by Subject: Two Czech universities among top 100

QS World Universities Ranking issued its 2017 ranking by subject of study, comprising 46 different subjects. The Czech Technical University in Prague is among top 100 universities globally in Civil & Structural Engineering. Charles University in Prague is among top 100 in Geography.
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13th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Education For some politicians, analysts and elites, it has become normal to state that Czech automotive industry is a set of assembly plants

For some politicians, analysts and elites, it has become normal to state that whole automotive industry in the Czech Rep is a set of assembly plants. But this is not true. The automotive sector comprises research and development, too, writes. Recent trends in university, vocational education graduates inside.
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10th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Education

QS Top 10 Student Cities - According to Students: Prague, Brno in the top 10

Between December 2016 and January 2017, more than 18,000 students and graduates rated their cities in eight categories: arts and culture, affordability, nightlife, employment opportunities, diversity, tolerance and inclusion, ease of getting around, and friendliness. Czech cities Prague and Brno made it to the top 10 student cities.
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29th December 2016 / Competitiveness / Education

WEF/EF: Which countries are best at English as a second language? Czech Republic ranks 16th worldwide

The Netherlands has emerged as the nation with the highest English language proficiency, according to the EF English Proficiency Index, with a score of 72. It is ahead of five other northern European nations at the top of the chart. The Czech Republic ranks 13th in Europe and 16th worldwide. 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic