CoverNational Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education – 2020/21
Luxembourg: OPOCE, 2020  Eurydice Report

This report presents a comparative overview of the main features of national student fee and financial support systems in European higher education in the 2020/21 academic year. It provides the reader with insights on whether any fees are charged to students in higher education, which students may have to pay such fees and how much. It also presents public financial support tools available to students, including grants and loans, as well as to their families, in the form of tax benefits to students’ parents and family allowances. [+]

La Comisión ha adoptado hoy dos iniciativas que potenciarán la contribución de la educación y la formación a la recuperación de la Unión Europea de la crisis del coronavirus y ayudarán a construir una Europa ecológica y digital. Al ofrecernos un panorama del Espacio Europeo de Educación que debe alcanzarse de aquí a 2025, la Comisión propone nuevas iniciativas, más inversiones y una mayor cooperación de los Estados miembros para ayudar a todos los europeos de cualquier edad a beneficiarse de la rica oferta de educación y formación de la UE. La Comisión también ha adoptado un nuevo Plan de Acción de Educación Digital que refleja las lecciones aprendidas de la crisis del coronavirus, y ha concebido un plan para lograr un ecosistema educativo digital de alto rendimiento con competencias digitales reforzadas para la transformación digital.

La Comunicación sobre el Espacio Europeo de Educación esboza cómo la cooperación puede enriquecer aún más la calidad, la inclusión y la dimensión digital y ecológica de los sistemas educativos de los Estados miembros. La Comunicación pone de manifiesto cómo los Estados miembros, trabajando juntos, pueden conformar un Espacio Europeo de Educación basado en la libertad de los alumnos y profesores para estudiar y trabajar en todo el continente y en la libertad de las instituciones para asociarse libremente entre sí dentro y fuera de Europa. | RAPID, IP/20/1743, 30.9.2020

CoverInsights to career outcomes and skills of Dutch graduates — 2019 edition

In this study, LinkedIn, Statistics Netherlands and Eurostat examine anonymised and aggregated data about graduates of Dutch-based higher education institutions among LinkedIn members to explore their professional career path in detail, e.g. how they progressed in the labour market or pursued further study after completing their first degree.

The dataset was built from a significant cohort of LinkedIn members who reported graduation from Dutch institutions on their profiles. They completed a Bachelor’s degree at a university of applied sciences or a Master’s degree from a research university, between 2010 and 2014.

In designing the study, LinkedIn, Statistics Netherlands and Eurostat worked together to assess the dataset and investigate its representativeness, through validation and robustness checks. An approach for analysing the early career outcomes of graduates was developed based on thorough analysis of the data.

In general, the study pursued two objectives: using LinkedIn data to produce valuable statistical information and to assess the quality of these data for official statistics. [+]

CoverThe Structure of the European Education Systems 2019/20: Schematic Diagrams
Luxemburgo: OPOCE, 2019. Eurydice Report

How do countries across Europe organise their education systems? What are the different models of organisation in primary and secondary education in Europe and how long does each educational level last? How diverse are the programmes offered at tertiary level?

The answers to all of these questions can be found in Eurydice's latest publication The Structure of the European Education Systems. You will discover, for example, that there are three main organisational models of primary and lower secondary education in Europe. The report includes a map visually showing these models, national schematic diagrams and a guide to reading the diagrams. The information is available for 43 European education systems, covering 38 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme. [+]

CoverNational student fee and support systems in European higher education 2018/19
Luxemburgo: OPOCE, 2019. Eurydice Facts and Figures

This annual report shows how fee and support systems (including grants and loans) interact in higher education in Europe. It provides both a comparative overview and individual country sheets outlining the main elements of national systems. In particular, the publication describes the range of fees charged to students, specifying the categories of students that are required to pay and those who may be exempt. Similarly, it explains the types and amounts of public support available in the form of grants and loans, as well as tax benefits and family allowances, where applicable. The report focuses on fees and support in public and government‐dependent private higher education institutions. It includes data on short‐cycle, first‐cycle (Bachelor level) and second‐cycle (Master level) programmes. Information covers 38 countries, including the 28 EU Member States as well as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey. [+]

CoverIntegrating Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Higher Education: National Policies and Measures
OPOCE, 2019. Eurydice Report

This report was planned in the wake of the refugee crisis and aims at assessing to what extent national systems are able to respond to the needs of asylum seekers and refugees in higher education. While there is a strong potential demand for higher education among refugees and many have previously been enrolled in university programmes in their home country, it cannot be taken for granted that this demand is easily met.

This report is divided into two main parts. The first presents a selection of indicators on migratory flows which provide the context for the report. Building on this, the second part offers an overview of policies, strategies and measures that exist across European countries for the integration of asylum seekers and refugees in higher education. Although, in a majority of countries there is no specific policy approach, good practice can be found in a few systems on matters such as recognition of undocumented qualifications, support to language learning, financial support and personal guidance services. [+]

CoverRegional and Urban Policy. Access to universities in the EU: a regional and territorial analysis By Hugo Poelman and Lewis Dijkstra
Regional Focus A series of short papers on regional research and indicators produced by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy 01/2018 December 2018

This regional focus shows the regions and areas that have good access to a university and those that do not. It uses data on the location of all universities, population grid statistics and the road network to measure the number of people who live more than a 45-minute drive from a university.

Convenient access to higher education can be an important asset for regional development and competitiveness. It can boost innovation and upgrade the skills of the labour force through education and lifelong learning. Widespread access will allow more people to attend university, including those who cannot afford to move to get a degree.

In general, universities are quite widely distributed across Europe. In the EU and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) area an average of four out of five people live within a 45-minute drive of the main campus of at least one university. Nevertheless, in one in five NUTS-3 regions the majority of the population cannot reach a university in 45 minutes. These regions together represent 14 % of the EU plus EFTA’s population. Two-thirds of these regions lost population since 2010, compared to less than one-third of the regions where the majority lives close to at least one university. Most of the regions with low access to a university are located in eastern Member States. [+]

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