These two points are combined into one for a reason. If you have already chosen the field of your studies more or less, it is important not to be mistaken with the appropriate country.
For technical majors it is better to go to Germany, the Czech Republic and the United States, these countries historically lead in advanced technologies, engineering and innovation. Also, do not forget about Asian countries: Singapore, South Korea, Japan and China. They are now at the forefront of technological development.
For a degree in design and fashion, it is better to go to sunny Italy or sophisticated France — the birthplace of world famous brands and fashion designers. If you are interested in ecology, environmental protection and human rights movement, choose the countries of Nordic region (Sweden, Finland, Norway) or Switzerland. They are global activists in these areas. But remember that there can always be exceptions to this rule.