"The new OECD report once again confirms that a continuous expansion of universities and related higher educational institutions is taking place in the 35 countries of the OECD. In a comparison of all OECD countries, Germany recorded the second largest increase in the enrolment rate of 20-24 year-olds in tertiary education. The indicator rose by eight percentage points to 29 per cent in 2014.
Indeed, this value equals the value already averaged by all OECD countries ten years ago. However, since Germany has a highly developed system of education in secondary evening schools, technical secondary schools and colleges, it can be considered to have a leading position in the development of higher education according to these OECD calculations. Nevertheless, one must keep in mind that comparisons between OECD countries and country rankings based on indicators are limited by existing differences in national education systems."
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