Is there any research/study/survey/dataset that looked at the trends on the time students spent on studying, over the the past few decades in different countries in the world (aside from the USA)?

I am mostly interested in the field of computer science, if field-specific, and college level, if level-specific.

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    In case anyone else tries the same thing I did: the OP is the same as on the earlier question about why study time in the US has declined, and so the linked sources in there probably aren't satisfactory.
    – chipbuster
    Jan 17, 2016 at 17:42
  • What are you trying to ask about the US that is not already answered by the data set in the other question?
    – jakebeal
    Jan 17, 2016 at 18:43
  • @chipbuster yes my question contains a link to this question. Jan 17, 2016 at 19:03
  • @jakebeal ok I'll exclude USA from the question. I am indeed looking for something similar for other countries. Jan 17, 2016 at 19:07

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For Germany the data is there in the form of the "Studierenden survey", which exists since 1982. However, I don't know if it is analysed. The datasets are available, so I added a list of links to the datasets for the different years in case you want to do the analysis yourself.

2012/13: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.5126

2009/10: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.11059

2006/07: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.4263

2003/04: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.4344

2000/01: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.4208

1997/98: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.3511

1994/95: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.3131

1992/93: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.3130

1989/90: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.2417

1986/87: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.2416

1984/85: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.1885

1982/83: http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.1884

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