The global financial crisis has brought budget trims for higher education across Europe. But not in Poland and Lithuania.
According to the European University Association, based in Brussels, public funding for higher education has fallen at least 10 percent over the past two years in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Latvia.
According to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in Paris, more than 40 percent of secondary school teachers in five E.U. countries — Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, the Netherlands and Sweden — are 50 or older. In Germany and Italy it is more than 50 percent.