Participation rates in higher education have been growing steadily across the globe in recent years: between 2000 and 2014, the number of students in higher education institutions more than doubled, from 100m to 207m1.
But stark disparities remain: only 1% of the poorest students spent more than four years in higher education, compared to 20% of the richest.
SDG four aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Target 4.3 introduces technical, vocational, tertiary and adult education into the global development agenda with a target of ensuring that by 2030, all women and men have access to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university. In addition, target 4.7 challenges schools and universities to build in key sustainability concepts across their curriculums.
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