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Population with tertiary education (25-64 years)

Persons with tertiary level education, ages 25-64, in %

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Capitals such as Oslo (and surrounding Akershus county), Vilnius, Tallinn, Copenhagen and Stockholm have the highest concentrations of tertiary educated people. They are joined by typical smaller university towns such as Uppsala, Tromsø or Kaunas as well as dynamic industrial centres such as Turku, Tampere, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim. 

Apart from the capitals and university towns, there exists a clear east-west divide, with higher concentrations of highly educated persons in the eastern states and comparatively lower concentrations in Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Russian regions.