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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.

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Austria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Vienna
2
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Copenhagen
3
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Amsterdam
4
Finland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Helsinki
5
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Berlin
6
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Stockholm
7
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Education
SnowyCae added Reykjavik
8
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Education
9
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Riga
10
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Budapest
11
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Bratislava
12
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Education
13
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Luxembourg
14
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Education
City of Brussels
15
Australia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Canberra
16
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Education
John Horvat added Zagreb
17
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Education
bigcraig added Edinburgh
18
Canada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Ottawa
19
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Sofia
20
Russia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Moscow
21
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Wellington
22
Japan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Tokyo
23
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Education
stpavel added Ljubljana
24
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Seoul
25
Peru is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Education
ChrisRafael added Lima