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Tertiary Education

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Tertiary education is university education and post secondary vocational training. In absolute numbers India is leading the list, before China and Pakistan. The enrolment rate in India is 24 per cent, in China 39 and in Pakistan 10 per cent.

In 42 countries of the world less than 10 per cent are enrolled in tertiary education, in Malawi even less than 1 per cent.



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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to the population (age 17 to 24) enrolled in tertiary education in the period 2010-1015. 

Data sources
This map uses data from the 2016 United Nations Human Development Report and population estimates from the 2017 World Population Prospects (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets. Data for this map will soon be available as a download.

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