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Tertiary Education

Map No. 203

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Tertiary education is university education and post secondary vocational training. Worldwide about 105 million students were enrolled in tertiary education in 2002. The highest percentage of the student aged population enrolled is in Finland. Finland is 3.6 times the world average, with 140 times the chance of a tertiary education than in Mozambique.

Most territories are visible on this map. Those territories that have such low numbers of people going into tertiary education that they are hardly distinguishable are mainly in Central Africa.

India is at half the world average tertiary enrolment; China nearer two thirds; only 4 of 24 Middle Eastern territories are significantly below it.

"... the university is the uncorrupted institution of truth, that lofty temple where it is sought in solitude, liberty and honest discussion, not in compliance with any government, market or social interest ..." Alexander Kiossev, 2001

Territory size shows the proportion of people worldwide enrolled in tertiary education, who live there.

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