[COUNTRY DETAILS]
population:
29,546,963 population for 2009, according to US Census Bureau.
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peru

literacy:
89.6% of adults and 97.4% of youth(15-24) are literate.
higher education
general enrollment ratio (GER):
31% are enrolled in higher education.

30% - m
32% - 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:
20.7% of government spending goes to education. Of that 15% goes to higher education.
number of universities/higher education institutions:
93 total institutions including profession and vocational tertiary institutions.

32 out of 93 rank in the top 8,000 universities in the world.
rank:
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú is ranked 672 in the world and 27th in Latin America.
access:
Internet Usage Statistics:
7,636,400 Internet users as of March/08, 25.8% of the population, according to Osiptel.

Internet Broadband Connections:
INEI's study showed that almost 75 percent of the Andean country's residents accessed the Web by going to internet booths, while only 16.9 percent of users had an internet connection in their home. Furthermore, it was reported that only 12.5 percent of Peruvians had access to the Internet at work while just 3.7 percent of the population cold log onto the web at a school. The study revealed that 41.9 percent of Lima had access to the Internet while only 6.2 percent of rural areas could log onto the Web.
interesting:
  • As of 2008, various institutions such as UNESCO, World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank have stated that Peru has the best education system in Latin America and that primary, secondary, and superior education attendance rates were the highest in Latin America.
  • By law Nº 28740, the National System of Quality, Evaluation, and Certification (del Sistema Nacional de Calidad, Evaluación y Certificación (SINEACE)) is a system that promotes the quality of the education in the country through the establishment of operating organizations which accredit the educational quality of the educations, from basic education to technical schools and universities.
  • The word Peru is derived from Birú, the name of a local ruler who lived near the Bay of San Miguel, Panama, in the early 16th century.
sources:
http://www.internetworldstats.com/sa/pe.htm
http://www.livinginperu.com/news/6776
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1224656.stm
http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=121&IF_Language=eng&BR_Country=6040&BR_Region=40520
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_peru
http://www.webometrics.info/university_by_country.asp?country=pe
http://www.virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Peru
http://www.webometrics.info/rank_by_country.asp?country=pe
http://www.webometrics.info/top200_latinamerica.asp?zoom_highlight=peru
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