48.9% of people aged between 30 and 34 have undergone higher education, a percentage higher than the average for the European Union (37.9%) and Spain (42.3%). With a public university, which accounts for eight out of ten students, three private universities, almost a hundred vocational training centres, five international schools, more than ten official language schools, the world’s first Gastronomic University (Basque Culinary Center), Digipen (Institute of Technology Europe-Bilbao) and the Institute of Machine Tools (IMH), the Basque Country is the autonomous community with the most educational technology in its classrooms
Vocational training in the Basque Country is the first EU ‘test bench’ for introducing applied innovation learning. In the Basque Country, where the economic activity revolves around industry, vocational training is a fundamental pillar for preparing and getting people who are going to enter the labour market qualified. Vocational training in the Basque Country is committed to innovation in learning, methodologies and the type of classrooms and centres, and to vocational training that provides support to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Dual Vocational and University Education: practically all the degrees in the Basque university system include an agreement with companies that allows training to be carried out in a company.