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2. Population with a tertiary degree in 2001 and 2007

Tertiary degree Field of science Year
2001 2007
Total of which women Total of which women
Tertiary degrees total Fields of science total 979 020 540 369 1 109 735 626 244
Doctorate Fields of science total 15 119 4 862 21 823 8 343
Natural sciences 3 424 949 4 868 1 628
Engineering and technology 1 975 238 3 275 575
Medical and health sciences 4 846 1 932 6 309 2 981
Agricultural sciences 654 258 824 331
Social sciences 2 585 883 4 241 1 803
Humanities 1 635 602 2 306 1 025
Licentiate Fields of science total 8 630 3 078 9 057 3 639
Natural sciences 1 818 611 1 791 666
Engineering and technology 2 237 348 2 391 441
Medical and health sciences 244 192 255 201
Agricultural sciences 190 74 160 62
Social sciences 2 708 1 144 2 970 1 460
Humanities 1 433 709 1 490 809
Higher degree level Fields of science total 232 540 117 378 292 745 156 464
Natural sciences 24 645 11 717 31 125 15 108
Engineering and technology 39 704 6 371 51 112 10 029
Medical and health sciences 25 572 16 173 30 089 19 903
Agricultural sciences 9 192 4 205 8 572 4 045
Social sciences 93 385 49 953 121 250 70 011
Humanities 40 042 28 959 50 597 37 368
Other tertiary degrees Undefined field of science 722 731 415 051 786 110 457 798

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

Inquiries: Marianne Kaplas (09) 1734 3421, tiede.teknologia@stat.fi

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds


Updated 22.04.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Human resources of science and technology [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-3244. 2008, 2. Population with a tertiary degree in 2001 and 2007 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.6.2019].
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