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Most educated countries in the world: South Korea, Canada and Japan, and….

Most educated countries in the world: South Korea, Canada and Japan, and….

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South Korea has an ever increasing important role in the world, including in the global travel and tourism industry, culture and trade. Education may have a lot to do with it.

South Korea is known as one of the four “Asian Tiger” economies, with an economy based on its fast-growing education, tech and tourism sectors.

More and more students are choosing to study in South Korea, and the country has recently seen dramatic increases in foreign enrolments.

The South Korean government has announced a plan to increase foreign enrolment to 200,000 by 2032 and is working hard to encourage even more students from America, Europe, and Asia to study in South Korea.

According to World Best Education System Top Survey 2017, many countries in the world now direct their attention to South Korea, especially in the field of culture and education. For the past years, South Korea has successfully brought forward their rich culture and education to the world. This is proven by some of their universities appearing high in World University Ranking in 2018, and more people becoming familiar with their culture.

South Korea has invested heavily and the share of public expenditure on education increased by 10 percentage points between 2005 and 2014, according to the OECD report, with spending up in a primary, secondary, and tertiary education.

The most educated countries in the world according to The World Economic Forum on ASEAN is South Korea. According to the OECD’s assessment of the percentage of people between the ages of 25 and 34 who have completed tertiary education. Levels of higher education are becoming increasingly important as globalization and technology reshape the needs of labor markets.

There’s a focus on science and technology subjects. South Korea’s share of graduates and new university entrants in engineering, manufacturing and construction is much higher than the OECD averages.

Canada is second on the list, with 61 percent of 25-34 year-olds holding a tertiary qualification. Even so, while the nation has a large share of higher-educated adults, few continue beyond a bachelor’s degree, the OECD statistics show.

Third on the list is Japan, which sends a large proportion to higher education, even though fees are high. At tertiary level, only 34 percent of the total expenditure on educational institutions comes from public sources, compared with the OECD average of 70 percent. Households foot most of the bill, contributing 51 percent of expenditure on tertiary education, more than twice the OECD average.

Lithuania is fourth on the list. Here higher education attainment rates have increased largely over the past 15 years as expenditure on tertiary institutions expanded to exceed the OECD average.

In fifth place is the U.K., which spends the highest proportion of its wealth on primary to tertiary education, according to the OECD. As well as an above-average.

In the second half of the top 10, Norway is the only Scandinavian nation to feature, alongside Luxembourg, Australia, Switzerland and the US. Perhaps surprisingly, despite being almost universally admired for its education system, Finland doesn’t make the top 10.

When taking in to account people aged between 25 and 64, Canada topped the list, followed by Japan, Israel and Korea. Finland — where tertiary students don’t have to pay fees — does make the top 10 in this case, coming in at number eight.

The 10 most advanced countries for Education: 

1. South Korea 🇰🇷 2. Canada 🇨🇦 3. Japan 🇯🇵 4. Lithuania 🇱🇹 5. UK 🇬🇧 6. Luxembourg 🇱🇺 7. Australia 🇦🇺 8. Switzerland 🇨🇭 9. Norway 🇳🇴 10. United States 🇺🇸

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