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No new data will be produced from these statistics.

2. Population with tertiary level education in 2000 and 2005

Tertiary level Field of science Year
2000 2005
Total of which women Total of which women
Total of tertiary degrees 959 363 527 502 1 063 631 595 119
Doctorate Total 14 111 4 375 19 409 7 047
Natural sciences 3 167 868 4 250 1 357
Engineering and technology 1 813 205 2 709 409
Medical and health sciences 4 671 1 795 5 983 2 709
Agricultural sciences 512 183 687 262
Social sciences 2 449 791 3 715 1 454
Humanities 1 499 533 2 065 856
Licentiate Total 8 466 2 951 8 976 3 499
Natural sciences 1 745 583 1 721 628
Engineering and technology 2 203 337 2 352 397
Medical and health sciences 226 175 261 206
Agricultural sciences 202 86 192 78
Social sciences 2 675 1 086 2 962 1 397
Humanities 1 415 684 1 488 793
Higher-degree level Total 223 751 111 838 271 017 142 312
Natural sciences 23 067 10 984 28 304 13 745
Engineering and technology 38 267 6 043 45 937 8 008
Medical and health sciences 26 358 16 493 29 603 19 264
Agricultural sciences 7 784 3 327 8 371 3 855
Social sciences 89 882 47 330 111 928 63 036
Humanities 38 393 27 661 46 874 34 404
Other tertiary degrees Undefined field of science 713 035 408 338 764 229 442 261

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2006. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Markku Virtaharju (09) 1734 3290

Director in charge: Kaija Hovi


Updated 19.12.2007

Referencing instructions:

Statistics: Human resources of science and technology [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-3244. 2006, 2. Population with tertiary level education in 2000 and 2005 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.6.2019].
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