How is the tertiary-educated population evolving?

New OECD report highlighting STEM trends

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Jun 09, 2018
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A new report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) titled How is the tertiary-educated population evolving?, forecasts that over the next decade, a growing proportion of young adults are expected to attain tertiary education, with China and India leading the way and in particular, in the fast-growing and highly relevant fields of STEM.

Nonetheless, while women in OECD and G20 countries are expected to experience a greater increase in tertiary attainment than men, they may continue to lag behind in STEM, where they have been consistently under-represented. 

The challenge for the near future will be to ensure that educational systems are able to provide tertiary degrees that are both of high quality and relevance, in an equitable and inclusive manner. 

Some report highlights:


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Martin Delahunty

Managing Director, InspiringSTEM Network

Founder & Managing Director, InspiringSTEM. Formerly, Global Director at Springer Nature. Highly experienced scientific technical and medical publisher. Extensive experience of working with international science research organisations, universities and academic researchers working on journals, digital communities and conferences. Proud UK Stem Ambassador. Experienced speaker and presenter. European Irish.

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