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Schools The Best Countries for Education  

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List Rules Nations with the best school systems

List of the Best Countries for Education in order of best to worst. What makes a country the best at education? Is it good international test scores and high graduation rates? Or does it basically boil down to which nation's school system gets the most funding? We need the help of Ranker voters to help weigh in on all of the factors and determine the best country for education.
 

In a 2012 study by Pearson education firm, Finland landed on top of their list of countries with great school systems. The Pearson study noted that having a culture supportive to education is one of the most important factors in somewhere being a good place for higher learning. Different teaching methods are used in schools across the globe, but if a society deems education important those countries offer better environments for education. Great teachers who know how to relate knowledge in many ways are also at the utmost importance when determining the best country for education.
 

Which country will top our list of the best for education? Decide which factors matter most to you and vote for the nation that you believe should be number one on Ranker's list of the best countries for schooling.

list ordered by

1
169 74
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Berlin

2
160 75
Finland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Helsinki

3
126 54
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Vienna

4
144 68
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Amsterdam

5
134 62
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Copenhagen

6
113 62
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Stockholm

7
98 54
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Education

8
110 71
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Riga

9
95 58
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Education
City of Brussels

10
96 59
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Education

11
106 68
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Bratislava

12
113 75
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Budapest

13
93 58
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Education
SnowyCae added Reykjavik

14
87 55
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Luxembourg

15
95 63
Australia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Canberra

16
50 29
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Education
bigcraig added Edinburgh

17
92 70
Canada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Ottawa

18
82 63
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Wellington

19
73 57
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Sofia

20
94 82
Russia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Moscow

21
104 95
England is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Education
London

22
88 80
Greece is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Athens

23
118 119
Japan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Tokyo

24
83 86
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Lisbon

25
77 80
France is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Paris

26
104 114
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Seoul

27
95 104
India is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Education
New Delhi

28
81 88
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Singapore

29
48 51
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Education
stpavel added Ljubljana

30
74 82
Chile is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Santiago

31
56 62
Peru is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Education
ChrisRafael added Lima

32
85 96
Italy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Rome

33
60 67
Albania is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Tirana

34
64 72
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Montevideo

35
5 3
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Education
John Horvat added Zagreb

36
80 91
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Brasília

37
100 115
Iran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Tehran

38
70 80
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Education
SnowyCae added Astana

39
86 99
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Manila

40
58 67
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Hanoi

41
79 94
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Mexico City

42
92 110
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Education
pan__Ali added Pyongyang

43
13 15
Tunisia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Education
diagocosta03 added Tunisia

44
81 97
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Kuala Lumpur

45
58 70
Laos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Vientiane

46
89 108
China is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Beijing

47
55 67
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Thimphu

48
73 89
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Jakarta

49
2 3
Kingdom of Croatia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Education
John Horvat added Kingdom of Croatia

50
51 63
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Phnom Penh