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#1. Russia. Ever heard of someone having more degrees than a Russian protractor? The Russians top the list in percentage of adults with a tertiary degrees.
Population with tertiary education: 53.5% Average annual growth rate: n/a Education spending as pct. of GDP: 4.9% (5th lowest)
PHOTO: A general view of Mikhail Lomonosov Moscow State University, taken from a helicopter in May 1995. Lomonosov University if one of seven Stalin-era towers built in Moscow after World War II.