The recent “Bildungsmonitor 2012”
The two first places in the ranking go to Saxonia and Thuringiain the east. They are followed by the two economic hubs in thesouth, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Hamburg, Bremen andBrandenburg were the regions which managed to improve the mostcompared to last year.
STEM fosters long-term growth
“The greatest growth opportunities for the German educationsystem can be found where access to education is expanded to groupsin society that are subject to ‘Bildungsarmut’.” The latter refersto an individual lacking educational qualifications and skills.
A finding which stands out is the significant increase in STEM(Sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics) graduates. Theirnumbers have doubled between 2000 and 2010, which corresponds to168,000 people cumulatively. The report authors forecast that thiswill increase Germany’s long-term growth rate by 0,35%.