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population:
40,913,584 population for 2009, according to the Census Bureau
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literacy:
97.7% of adults and 99.1% of youth(15-24) are literate.

higher education
general enrollment ratio:
62% are enrolled in higher education.

49% - m
74% - f

Description of higher education in Argentina.
GER is the number of pupils enrolled in a given level of education regardless of age expressed as a percentage of the population in the theoretical age group for that level of education.
spending on education:
13.5% of government spending goes to education. Of that 18% goes to higher education.
number of universities/higher education institutions:
105 total institutions including profession and vocational tertiary institutions.

76 out of 105 rank in the top 8,000 universities in the world.

About 39 national universities are public and tuition is free. The others are Catholic or private universities and charge fees.
rank:
Universidad de Buenos Aires is ranked 272 in the world and 8th in Latin America.
access:
Internet Usage Statistics:
20,000,000 Internet users as of Dec./2008, 49.4% of the population, according to Price & Cooke.

Internet Broadband Connections:
3,185,300 broadband subscribers as of Sept/09, 7.8% of the population, according to ITU .
interesting:
  • Argentina educated three Nobel Prize winners in the sciences: Luis Federico Leloir, Bernardo Houssay and César Milstein the highest number in Latin America surpassing countries economically more developed and populated as Ireland or Spain.
  • As of 2010, Argentines are the only Latin Americans to have ever been honored with a Rolf Schock Prize.
  • The Argentine population at large benefits from a relatively high level of educational attainment, by regional standards.
sources: http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=124&IF_Language=eng&BR_Country=320&BR_Region=40520
http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=198&IF_Language=eng
http://www.webometrics.info/university_by_country.asp?country=ar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Argentina
http://www.webometrics.info/top100_continent.asp?cont=latin_america
http://www.internetworldstats.com/sa/ar.htm

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