EU edges closer to higher education targetsPrague Post.
The share of people who have attended a tertiary education college or equivalent, has risen from 23.6% in 2002, when the series started, to 37.9% in 2014, for those between the ages of 30 and 34. Women have benefited the most from this increasing trend, as 42.3% have now been university educated or completed a course at a higher technical education institution, up to last year. The latest figures have confirmed a 17.8% rise in learning achievement for women compared to 2002, as back then 23.6% had completed tertiary education courses.
For men the increase was less significant as the leap was smaller, from 22.6% to 33.6% over the same 12-year period. The target for Europe’s 2020 strategy is that 40% of 30-34 year olds should have completed a higher education course.
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