[COUNTRY DETAILS]
population:
16,804,000 population for 2008, according to the UNESCO.
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chile

literacy:
98.6% of adults and 99.2% of youth(15-24) are literate.
higher education
general enrollment ratio (GER):
41% are enrolled in higher education (2002).

42% - m
40% - f

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:
18.2% of government spending goes to education. Of that 16% goes to higher education.
number of universities/higher education institutions:
83 total institutions including profession and vocational tertiary institutions.

51out of 83 rank in the top 8,000 universities in the world.

Students can choose between 25 state universities and over 55 private ones, which are increasingly growing in number.
rank:
Universidad de Chile is ranked 182 in the world and 4th in Latin America.
access:
Internet Usage Statistics:
8,369,036 Internet users as of December/2008, 50.4% of the population, according to IWS.

Internet Broadband Connections:
1,600,000 broadband subscribers as of June/09, 9.7% of the population, according to ITU
interesting:
  1. In 2008 UNIACC was purchased by the American company Apollo Group, parent company of the University of Phoenix, US.
  2. In 2009 INACAP signed an MOU with SUNY a main goal being a project to adopt and adapt SUNY Learning Network approaches to online faculty development and online course design.
  3. In 2006 student protests in Chile (also known as the Penguins' Revolution, because of the students' uniform) a series of ongoing student protests were carried out by high school students across Chile. The protests peaked on May 30 when 790,000 students adhered to strikes and marches throughout the country, becoming Chile's largest student demonstration of the past three decades.
sources:
http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=121&IF_Language=eng&BR_Country=1520&BR_Region=40520
http://www.virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Chile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_chile
http://www.webometrics.info/rank_by_country.asp?country=cl
http://www.internetworldstats.com/sa/cl.htm
http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/newslog/Chiles+Broadband+Sector+Grows+104+In+H1.aspx
http://www.webometrics.info/university_by_country.asp?country=cl
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_student_protests_in_Chile
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