Education in Europe

Statista overview report on education systems in European countries

Education in Europe

Across Europe, there exists a vast array of different policies and attitudes towards education, with some countries reaping the full benefits of introducing digital technology to their learning infrastructure. At the same time, education has become something that is undertaken throughout life, with compulsory education often followed by university, and finally lifelong-learning encouraged by educational technology (EdTech). This report aims to give an overview of Europe's various education systems, and how well-equipped they are to take full advantage of the digital revolution.

Table of contents


  • Overview
  • GDP spending on education
  • Top performing countries

Compulsory education in Europe
  • Comparison of PISA scores
  • Analysis of education systems
  • Equality and social well-being

Classroom capability
  • Staff resources
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratios
  • Digital capability

Higher education in Europe
  • Top universities
  • Graduate demographics
  • Graduate prospects

EdTech and lifelong learning
  • EdTech investment in Europe
  • Growth of e-learning
  • Lifelong learning

Challenges and opportunities
  • Europe’s diversity a challenge
  • Potential for large economies to modernize

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