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6. Persons with doctorate level and higher-degree level tertiary education as a percentage by the field of science in 2007

6. Persons with doctorate level and higher-degree level tertiary education as a percentage by the field of science in 2007
In Finland the highest educated population has most often completed degrees from the field of social sciences. Forty per cent of those with doctorate level or higher tertiary level degrees were social scientists. The large proportion of social sciences is explained by the fact that in addition to social scientists, this main group also includes educational science, law and business. The next biggest group of the highly educated, or 17 per cent, comes from the fields of humanities and arts, and technology. Those with doctorate level degrees are more evenly divided into fields of science. Around one fifth of those with doctorate level degrees are in each of the fields of social, medical and health and natural sciences.

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2007. Statistics Finland

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Updated 22.04.2010

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