Education and Research

OSKA study of labour force and skills anticipation in the field of education and research was completed in the first half of 2018.

Education and research play a key role in ensuring sustainable economic development in Estonia. In order to modernise our education, the knowledge and skills of educational staff must meet the 21st century needs. When organising the learning process, the education and training, institutions must consider the needs and capacity of the students and the changes brought by digital technology.

There are approximately 37,000 people employed in education and research.

OSKA study is centred on an integrated view of the field of education and research, where the labour force and skills need is analysed for pre-school education, basic and general upper secondary education, vocational education and training (VET), higher education and research. Teaching staff and heads of educational institutions of all levels are covered, as well as support staff, i.e. special education teachers.

Key findings of the study