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#9. Finland. It may be cold, but at least it's bright.
Population with tertiary education: 39.3% Average annual growth rate: 1.7% Education spending as pct. of GDP: 6.5% (11th highest)
PHOTO: A national Finish flag flies close to Puijo hill's observation tower on March 8, 2010 as training and qualification round of the Ski jumping world cup were cancelled due to bad wind conditions in Kuopio.