[COUNTRY DETAILS]
population:
14,573,101 population for 2009, according to US Census Bureau.
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literacy:
84.2% of adults and 95.4% of youth(15-24) are literate.
higher education
general enrollment ratio (GER):
42% are enrolled in higher education.

39% - m
45% - 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:
8% of government spending goes to education. Of that an unknown % goes to higher education.
number of universities/higher education institutions:
70 universities and 300 higher institutes offer two to three years of post-secondary vocational or technical training.

15 out of 70 rank in the top 8,000 universities in the world.
rank:
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral is ranked 803in the world and 34th in Latin America.
access:
Internet Usage Statistics:
1,840,678 Internet users as of Sept/2009, 12.6% of the population, according to Supertel.

Internet Broadband Connections:
318,973 subscribers as of 2007, 1.73% of the population, according to ICT .
interesting:
  • Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTP) formerly the Open University of Loja. was created by presidential decree in 1971 and administered by the government until October 1997. Today, it is run by missionaries and views itself as 'an educational institution with a social purpose'. A non-profit organisation financed by the Ecuadorian State, it was a pioneer of distance learning in Latin America, with distance learning provision available since 1976. In 2005 they began a virtual learning environment and offer 30 courses online, 18 of them are graduate programs, the other 12 are postdgraduate programs with a total of more than 20,000 online student registrations.
  • Only 87% of the faculty in public universities have master's degrees, and fewer than 1% have doctorates (i.e. PhD, EdD).
sources:
http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/newslog/Ecuador+A+Million+Ecuadorians+Use+Web+Says+Regulator.aspx
http://www.internetworldstats.com/sa/ec.htm
http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=121&IF_Language=eng&BR_Country=2180&BR_Region=40520
http://www.virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Ecuador
http://www.webometrics.info/top100_continent.asp?cont=latin_america
http://www.webometrics.info/rank_by_country.asp?country=ec
http://www.virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Universidad_T%C3%A9cnica_Particular_de_Loja
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador#Health_and_education
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