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Estonia:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

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Overview Estonia

Contents

Estonia:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Estonia:Historical Development

Estonia:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Estonia:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Estonia:Political and Economic Situation

Estonia:Organisation and Governance

Estonia:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Estonia:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Estonia:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Estonia:Organisation of Private Education

Estonia:National Qualifications Framework

Estonia:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Estonia:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Estonia:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Estonia:Funding in Education

Estonia:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Estonia:Higher Education Funding

Estonia:Adult Education and Training Funding

Estonia:Early Childhood Education and Care

Estonia:Organisation

Estonia:Teaching and Learning

Estonia:Assessment

Estonia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Estonia:Single Structure Education (Integrated Primary and Lower Secondary Education)

Estonia:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Estonia:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Estonia:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Estonia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

Estonia:Upper Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Estonia:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Estonia:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Estonia:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Estonia:Higher Education

Estonia:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Estonia:First Cycle Programmes

Estonia:Bachelor

Estonia:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Estonia:Second Cycle Programmes

Estonia:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Estonia:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Estonia:Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Distribution of Responsibilities

Estonia:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Estonia:Main Providers

Estonia:Main Types of Provision

Estonia:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Estonia:Teachers and Education Staff

Estonia:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Estonia:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Estonia:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Estonia:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Management and Other Education Staff

Estonia:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Estonia:Management Staff for Higher Education

Estonia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Estonia:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Quality Assurance

Estonia:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Estonia:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Educational Support and Guidance

Estonia:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Estonia:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Estonia:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Estonia:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Estonia:Mobility and Internationalisation

Estonia:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Mobility in Higher Education

Estonia:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Estonia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Estonia:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Estonia:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Estonia:National Reforms in School Education

Estonia:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Estonia:National Reforms in Higher Education

Estonia:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Estonia:European Perspective

Estonia:Legislation

Estonia:Glossary


Educational institutions providing formal education, type of institution and year

2005/06
2010/11
2014/15
2014/15
General education schools
613
561
544
534
        primary schools 93 68 67
57
        basic schools 264
253 278
290
        upper secondary schools (incl. upper secondary schools for adults)
256
240
199
187
Vocational schools 58
51
44
42
Higher education institutions 39 33
25
24

Source: HaridusSilm (education database).


Students in formal education by education levels and stages (thousands)

2000/01
2005/06
2009/10
2014/15
2015/16
Total 305.8  
278.3   247.0  
222.9
221.9
General education 218.6 181.0 149.6 142.5
145.9
      basic school stage 180.5 138.8 114.6 116.3
120.0
      upper secondary school stage 38.0 42.1 35.1 26.2
25.9
Vocational education 30.9 29.0 28.4 25.2
24.9
      vocational training without the requirement of obtained basic education 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.4
0.8
      vocational training on the basis of basic education 17.5 18.9 18.2 14.5
16.4
      vocational training on the basis of upper secondary education 13.2 10.1 9.7 10.2
7.7
Higher education 56.4 68.3 69.0 55.2
51.1
      professional higher education 20.9 22.5 15.7
14.2
      vocational higher education 5.6 0.1 0.0
      diploma studies 17.1 2.4
      Bachelor's study 27.9 29.8 27.5 20.5
18.9
      integrated Bachelor's and Master's study 3.5 4.2 3.6
3.3
      Master's study 4.3 9.7 12.1 12.4
11.8
      Doctoral study 1.4 2.0 2.7 29
2.8

Source: HaridusSilm (education database).


Number of vocational institutions


2000/01
2005/06
2010/11
2014/15
2015/16
State vocational educational institutions
(in the administrative areas of other ministries)

3
3



State vocational educational institutions
(in the administrative area of MER)

59
38
37
35
29
Municipal vocational educational institutions

3
3
3
3
Private vocational educational institutions
17
14
11
6
3

Source: EHIS (Estonian Education Information System)


Number of vocational education students


2005/06
2009/10
2011/12
2014/15
2015/16
Vocational upper secondary education and vocational training
on the basis of basic education

18,884
18,225
16,083
12,596
8,409
Vocational training on the basis of secondary education
10,101
9,718
10,597
9,180
4,982
Vocational training without the requirement of obtained basic education
28
420
366
249
76
Level 2 vocational education



54
69
Level 3 vocational education



145
671
Level 4 vocational education (basic training)



1,290
4,060
Level 4 vocational education (vocational secondary education)



609
3,815
Level 4 vocational education (advanced training)



46
76
Level 5 vocational education (basic training)



934
2,315
Level 5 vocational education (advanced training)



134
434
Total
29,013
28,363
27,046
25,237
24,907

Source: HaridusSilm (education database).

Number of institutions providing higher education and number of students

1999/00 2004/05 2009/10 2013/14
2014/16
2015/16
Public universities 6 6 6 6
6
6
          number of students 30,633
41,340
46,830
44,765
42,205
39,037
Private universities 8 6 4 1
1
1
          number of students 6,641
6,615
3,517
1,508
1,5442
1,483
State institutions of professional higher education 8 7 10 9
8
8
          number of students 3,810
5,140
9,635
8,520
7,259
7,015
Private institutions of professional higher education 11 17 11 8
8
7
          number of students 5,756
7,399
7,279
4,024
3,548
3,254
Vocational schools 8 10 3 2 2
2
          number of students 2,734
7,266
1,724
1,181
760
303
Total number of institutions 41 43 34 26
25
24
Total number of students 49,574
67,760
68,985
59,998
55,214
51,092

Source: HaridusSilm (education database).