An infographic made by Czech linguist, mathematician, and artist Jakub Marian shows the percentage of people across Europe who have a degree.
The maps show that there are only a few regions where more than half the population are educated to tertiary level (a degree or higher vocational training). These include London, Oxfordshire, eastern Scotland, Walloon Brabant in Belgium, Oslo in Norway, Helsinki in Finland, and Zurich in Switzerland.
Marian has produced two maps, using data from Eurostat statistics published in December last year.
One showing the percentage of people aged between 25 and 64 with a degree…
… and another showing the percentage of people aged between 30 and 34 with a degree…
Marian told Indy100 that one of the most interesting findings in the data is that Germany lags behind other countries.
I find it quite interesting that Germany has the lowest scores among all developed European economies, which can be seen especially in the second map.
However, this is not necessarily a bad thing, since the way the German education system works is different from other European countries.
Marian explains on his website that because it’s common for students in Germany to gain equivalent qualifications by studying half the time, while also doing an apprenticeship.