d/dt Universities

20 April 2011             #Wikipedia

While doing some work on helping to build the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge base by looking at Wikipedia category listswww.mediawiki.org, I found myself visualizing a bunch of Wikipedia data in fun ways. I call this “mental fish food”.

Here’s a timeseries of the number of educational institutions established each year. Two massive dips happened around the time of the Great Depression and the Vietnam War, which is interesting.

Universities created vs time