EC Research Reveals Decreasing Share of ICT Students in Europe


A recent report from Eurostat reveals that the share of ICT graduates in Europe has fallen from 4% in 2005 to 3.4% in 2009. The largest decreases were registered in Portugal (5.1% to 1.7%) and in the United Kingdom (5.9% to 4%). However this downward trend is not observed everywhere in Europe. Indeed countries such as Malta and Hungary have registered an increase of computing graduates. The report also highlights varying degrees of computer skills among EU citizens. More than three quarters of those aged 16-74 in the EU have used a computer, with the highest shares observed in Sweden (96%), Denmark, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (all 94%). However countries like Romania (50%), Bulgaria (55%) and Greece (59%) are still lagging far behind. Find Out More about Computer Skills in Europe