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The aim of the education statistics domain is to provide comparable statistics and indicators on key aspects of the education systems across Europe. The data cover participation and completion of education programmes by pupils and students, personnel in education and the cost and type of resources dedicated to education. The standards on international statistics on education and training systems are set by the three international organisations jointly administering the UOE data collection:
the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation Institute for Statistics (UNESCO-UIS),
the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and,
the Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT).
The following topics are covered:
Context - School-aged population, overall participation rates in education
Distribution of pupils/students by level
Participation/enrolment in education (ISCED 0-4)
Tertiary education participation
Tertiary education graduates
Teaching staff (ISCED 1-3)
Pupil/students-teacher ratio and average class size (ISCED 1-3)
Language learning (ISCED 1-3)
Expenditure on education in current prices
Expenditure on education in constant prices
Expenditure on education as % of GDP or public expenditure
Expenditure on public and private educational institutions
Financial aid to students
Funding of education
Other tables, used to measure progress towards the Lisbon objectives in education and training, are gathered in the Thematic indicators tables. They contain the following indicators: - Teachers and trainers - Mathematics, science and technology enrolments and graduates - Investments in education and training - Participation rates in education by age and sex - Foreign language learning - Student mobility
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