articles | 18 November 2020

Cyprus has 2nd highest proportion of graduates in business, law in EU

Cyprus has the second highest proportion of graduates in business, administration and law among EU member states, according to a Eurostat report published on the occasion of the International Day of Students.

The proportion was below 20% in Sweden, Italy, Finland and Spain, while it was particularly high in France (34.3%), Cyprus (39.0%) and Luxembourg (42.5%).

Approximately four million students graduated from tertiary education in the EU in 2018. Almost one quarter (24.6%) of the tertiary graduates studied business, administration or law.

The second most popular subject among the graduates was engineering, manufacturing and construction (15.2%), followed by health and welfare (13.7%) and education (10.3%).

Within the EU, close to three fifths (57.7%) of all graduates in 2018 were women.

10.9% of all tertiary education graduates were men graduating from engineering, manufacturing or construction courses, compared with 4.3% women, a difference of 6.7 percentage points.

ICT studies was the only other broad field were more men than women graduated.

The International Day of Students is marked annually on November 17.

Source: Cyprus Mail

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