Higher education today is chosen by more than ever, the number of people in Europe, China and the United States. However, despite the fact that applicants in our country and in the United States are rushing for the cherished crust with record perseverance, we continue to lag behind, and America – for nothing that 8 of the top 10 universities in the world are located in this part of the globe – reduces the indicators for the level of adult education.
The OECD defines the level of education of adults as the proportion of people aged 25 to 64 who have ever completed higher education in any form, be it a two-year, four-year degree or a specialist degree.
In their opinion, the list of the most educated countries looks like this:
- Norway (43.02%)
- Finland (43.6%)
- Australia (43.74%)
- United States (45.67%)
- United Kingdom (45.96%)
- South Korea (46.86%)
- Israel (49.90%)
- Japan (50.5%)
- Canada (56.27%).
As you can easily see, the list of the most educated countries in the world is headed by Canada. According to data provided by the OECD, 56% of the population over the age of 25 years have completed some kind of higher education after graduating from secondary school.
During the Davos Economic Forum in 2016, the young Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau found it possible to declare that the education of Canadians is the country's greatest resource, even greater than natural resources.