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Austria’s educational system is numbered among the best in the world.  One of the distinctive features of the Austrian educational system is the extensive co- operation prevailing between the business community and educational institutions.
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  • 4,9%

    share of GDP for education

    In 2015, 4.9% of GDP was spent in Austria on education, excluding the pre-primary sector, and the trend is an upward one.

  • 32.5%

    percentage of pupils in the dual system

    In 2015, 32.5% of pupils of the secondary level II attended combined school and occupational training, the successful dual system.

  • 16.7%

    percentage of the population with a university degree

    16.7% of the population aged between 25 and 64 have a degree from a university or an academic qualification.

  • 18.3

    pupils per class

    The average size of a primary school class in Austria is 18.3 pupils; the OECD average is 21.1 pupils.

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Source: Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
Universities and universities of applied sciences in Austria in 2018
Public universities 22
Private universities 13
Universities of applied sciences 21
Total: 56
Source: OECD – Education at a Glance 2018, country profile Austria
Education expenditure in Austria in 2015
Education expenditure per pupil/student in US dollars USD 15,043
Share of total education expenditure in GDP 4.9%

 



Last update : 10. November 2020