The article contains information dealing with the educational activity of the adult Austrians, in particular with informal and uninstitutional education. In Austria, three out of four adults take part in education every year, which constitutes a very high percentage compared with other European Union countries. Younger adults, well educated people and those from bigger towns and cities are reported to study particularly intensively. They participate in education by reading, relations with other people, by means of the computer and other media, as well as by taking part in various cultural events. Moreover, studying in educational institutions is highly represented by the Austrians. Such an activity is declared by about 40% of the adults. The dominant areas in the adult educational offer deal with the social sciences, economy, law, but also health and services. Secondary as well as information technology and engineering education is an important area of adult education in general.
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