These are the most educated countries in the world

A student studies in Centennial Memorial Samsung Hall at the Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, August 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji                         AUNI

South Korea comes out far ahead in first place. Image: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Emma Charlton
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 Korea tops a list of most educated people between 25-34 years old
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 South Korea has high proportion of entrants for STEM subjects
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 Japan has a high level of private spending on education
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 Canada pips South Korea to the post when older age groups are included
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