Higher education evolves amid Great Recession

Determined to learn their way out of the Great Recession – or eager to rise above the deprivation of developing lands – unprecedented millions of people have enrolled in colleges and universities around the world in the past five years, write Justin Pope and Didi Tang for Associated Press.

Higher education is widely seen — both by nations and individuals — as the way to prosperity. Over roughly the past half-decade, according to UNESCO, enrolment in colleges and universities rose a third in China and almost two-thirds in Saudi Arabia, nearly doubled in Pakistan, tripled in Uganda, and surged by three million – 18% – in the United States. In 2001, global enrolment for the first time passed 100 million; a decade later, the estimated figure was 182 million.
Full report on The Japan Times site