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 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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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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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic