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Icelanders invest in education

By Iceland Review

One third of all Icelanders, 99,963 individuals, are currently students according to data in Statistics Iceland’s latest publication of Hagtídindi. New data on registered students shows that, during the 2005-2006 school year, the total number of students in Iceland at all school levels will surpass 100 thousand.

According to Statistics Iceland, the number of university students (17,107 ) has almost doubled since 1998 while the number of students at the upper secondary level (25,093) has increased by 24.6% .

There are currently 42,200 students registered in schools at the upper secondary and university level of education with women registered students outnumbering men 57.2% vs. 42.8%.

There are currently 2,175 Icelandic students studying abroad.

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