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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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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24th September 2018 / Competitiveness / Education


OECD Education at a Glance: Czech Republic: Gender pay gap among the highest, spending per student from primary to tertiary level among the lowest in OECD

The most recent OECD Education at a Glance report finds that in the Czech Republic, gender pay gap is among the highest and spending per student from primary to tertiary level is among the lowest in OECD. 93% of  tertiary-educated men are employed, compared with 71% of tertiary-educated women. In 2016, 35-44 year-old women with a tertiary education earned 66% of what their male counterparts earned.
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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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