Is mathematical education better outside UK and USA? Studying in UK I noticed that the Uk syllabus of 3-4 modules per area of mathematics, is often easily covered by one module in central Europe, for instance Italy or Germany. Looking online, I found out (link in the comments) that each year students in UK study between 300 and 600 hours less than anyone else in EU. The result is that a second year student in Eu has more skills and knowledge of a Master student in the UK.
Someone might argue it is quality not quantity that matters, however if we compare the exercises or the exam papers, EU exam papers are clearly richer and harder. Also, I challenged my tutor to solve one tricky exercise from a first year module in mathematical physics and he didn't know how to solve it, despite being an internationally renewed professor.
Is mathematics really taught in a better (surely different) way in mainland Europe compared to UK? If so, then way is it common knowledge that UK/USA degrees are worth more? Is a maths degree from the UK or USA REALLY equivalent to one from mainland Europe?
Here is a link to lecture notes of a "Mathematical Physics" module in Italy, I know you won't understand the language, but most words are similar in the titles, so you can have an idea.
EDIT: Here you can compare some lecture notes they are all from first years.
EDIT: The description of the bounty is wrong, I thought I was assigning the bounty to another question, I apologize, I got confused.