Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Ten Most Educated Countries in the World

A nation of eggheads:
1. Canada
> Pct. population with postsecondary education: 50%
> Avg. annual growth rate (1999 – 2009): 2.3% (5th lowest)
> GDP per capita: $39,070 (10th highest)
> Pop. change (2000 – 2009): 9.89% (10th highest)

In Canada, 50% of the adult population has completed tertiary education, easily the highest rate in the OECD. Each year, public and private expenditure on education amount to 2.5% of GDP, the fourth-highest rate in the world. Tertiary education spending accounts for 41% of total education spending in the country. In the U.S., the proportion is closer to 37%. In Israel, the rate is 22%. In Canada, nearly 25% of students have an immigrant background.
I wonder what each country's results would be less the MBA, an American innovation that has yet to complete its entrenchment in every corner of the globe. There's an enormous amount of advertising here for those.

ALSO EVERYONE FROM EVERY OTHER COUNTRY IS STUPID. There, I said it.

24 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Canadian Curling Association for the win!
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Another Kiwi said...

Fucking Canadians with their learnings and such! New Zild won the Rugby World Cup. KIWIS KIWIS KIWIS!!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

plus, you have Rush.

Substance McGravitas said...

Plus we're importing educated people like crazy. The cabs ain't gonna drive themselves!

vacuumslayer said...

You're so smart? Where are the hovercabs, hmmmm?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Their hovercabs are filled with eels, vs.
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tigris said...

50% of the adult population has completed tertiary education

Who needs to be learned how to do fancy shrub cuttin?

Substance McGravitas said...

Ha ha, tigris thinks we need the shrub people for more than half the year.

Smut Clyde said...

fancy shrub cuttin?

UTOPIARY.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Roger the Shrubber
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Dillon said...

plus, you have Rush.

Correct!

We also have Nickelback, for the 50% of Canadians without university degrees.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I call foul, everybody knows that Latveria is the most educated country in the world. Hell, how many other countries have a ruler with a doctorate?

Substance McGravitas said...

I agree that Latveria is strong in math and science, but it's oh-so-weak in the humanities.

PR said...

Yeah you dudes are so smart you elected Stephen Harper. Fucking brilliant.

Substance McGravitas said...

The electoral system was set up BEFORE we got all super-smart and stuff.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

plus, you have Rush.

It is, of course, 2.1.12 Day.

Rock On!

fish said...

If you guys are so smart, explain why you choose to live in Canada instead of Boca Raton. Can't, can you?

Substance McGravitas said...

Our top scientists are working on ways to make Canada's climate more like Boca Raton's. Preliminary experiments have gone well.

tigris said...

O, Canadian scientists. It was 60-something in Massachusetts yesterday, which I consider an act of war.

Captcha is ockfin, so blogger blames fish.

Substance McGravitas said...

Prior to the last snowfall - which was nice but brief - I resorted to taking pictures of frost.

fish said...

I am thinking of investing property on Hudson Bay. Should be about 10 years before I CASH IN!!!

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

without teh mba?!

Substance McGravitas said...

Sure! What do I care? I'm not even one of those!

M. Bouffant said...

If I may: ALSO EVERYONE FROM EVERY OTHER COUNTRY IS STUPIDER.

Doesn't mean y'all aren't imbeciles too. Just to a (slightly) lesser degree.