Among the things it shows:
- With currently of the age group in Higher education 39.9% the EU is very close to its target of 40%, although males and immigrants lag behind somewhat
- Do immigrant children feel at home at school? In the Netherlands ( >70%), Germany (>60%) and the UK (just under 60%) this is above the EU average of 58%. Sweden and Belgium hover around 50%, but in France less than 30% of immigrant children feel they belong at school.
- The employability bonus of HE is highest – looking at Aurora countries – in Germany, the Netherlands, followed closely together by Sweden and the UK and then by Belgium. France again scores significantly lower and below EU average.
- Conversely, Germany scores below average for ‘work experience during HE’, which may well be because their strong and high level practical training (Berufsausbildung) is not counted under higher education.
- Which students have most opportunity for an international experience? Among Aurora countries, the Netherlands stands out with 23,2% of the cohort, followed at a distance by Germany (17,8%), France (16,1%) and Sweden (14,4%). There are no mobility data for Belgium, but these are bound to exceed the deep low for the UK: a bare 4,1% of the cohort attains an international experience. Will that improve with Brexit?
October 22, 2018