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Flanders’ top-of-the-list educational system

Compared to its neighbors, Belgium, and Flanders as a region, was ranked at the top of the list for quality of education.

Quality of the education system in Belgium

Ranking Quality of primary education Quality of the education system Quality of math and science education

Quality of management schools

Belgium 6 15 7 5
France 37 40 21 10
Germany 20 9 15 23
Netherlands 4 6 5 3
UK 25 22 41 2

Source: The Global Competitiveness Report, World Economic Forum 2017-2018

Proven track record in math and sciences

Globally competitive management and business schools

Flanders is home to some of the best management and business schools around the globe. To highlight this with just one example: in 2017, the World Economic Forum stated that management schools in Belgium – and Flanders as a region – are the 5th-most competitive in the world.

Score Quality of management schools

Country Score 1-7 Global ranking
Switzerland 6.4 1
UK 6.0 2
Netherlands 6.0 3
Belgium 5.9 5
France 5.6 10
Finland 5.6 11
Denmark 5.6 14
Ireland 5.4 16
Germany 5.3 23
Austria 5.0 29

Source: World Economic Forum, The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018.

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