Slovakia is educated

FOLLOWING Prague, Bratislava is the most educated region among all post-socialist countries in the EU. The level of education across Slovakia is about average for Europe, the daily SME wrote.

The figures come from a study published by the Vienna Institute for the Research of Qualifications and Education. The Austrian Chamber of Commerce ordered the study to indicate the quality of markets in Central and Eastern Europe.

Andrej Salner of the Slovak Governance Institute said that measuring the level of education achieved says nothing about the quality of the education, where Slovakia has significant shortcomings.

The Baltic countries and the Czech Republic performed the best in the rankings, while Austria lagged behind, according to the study's authors, because it has a different system of education.

The comparison was further distorted by the fact that some countries were divided into regions and some countries considered as single units. For example, Slovenia was treated as one region, while Slovakia was divided into Bratislava, western, central, and eastern regions.

"The impression of the East as home to mainly unskilled labour has been erased," the Austrian paper Ö Nachrichten wrote.

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