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Spain beat Germany, France below Par

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 10 July 08 2019

July 2019

The European Commission has published its 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index, with various thematic reports on issues like Human Capital – Digital Inclusion and Skills; The EU ICT Sector and its R&D Performance; and Research and Innovation: ICT projects in Horizon 2020 Digital.

Across the Board, the EU countries are improving their digital performance, but still, need to up their game to meet the international competition. Within the EU, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Denmark perform best (where is Norway? – Norway is not in the EU J). Of the countries with an Aurora member university, only France scores below the EU average – and Spain scores higher than Germany!

Zooming in on the Netherlands, it is interesting to see that where it scores top three overall performance, it’s the weakest score is on Human Capital (education!!).

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