These statistics have been discontinued.

No new data will be produced from these statistics.

Appendix table 2. Population with a tertiary degree in 2000 and 2008

Tertiary degree Fields of science 2000 2008
Total of which women Total of which women
Tertiary degrees total Fields of science total 959 363 527 502 1 143 638 648 781
Doctorate Fields of science total 14 111 4 375 23 066 9 122
Natural sciences 3 226 874 5 124 1 771
Engineering and technology 1 813 205 3 476 647
Medical and health sciences 4 564 1 741 6 601 3 219
Agricultural sciences 619 237 873 364
Social sciences 2 390 785 4 543 2 007
Humanities 1 499 533 2 449 1 114
Licentiate Fields of science total 8 466 2 951 9 127 3 721
Natural sciences 1 801 596 1 803 682
Engineering and technology 2 203 337 2 394 440
Medical and health sciences 226 175 256 200
Agricultural sciences 202 86 163 65
Social sciences 2 619 1 073 3 039 1 531
Humanities 1 415 684 1 472 803
Higher-level tertiary degree Fields of science total 223 751 111 838 311 283 168 543
Natural sciences 23 628 11 194 33 839 16 483
Engineering and technology 38 267 6 043 53 107 10 591
Medical and health sciences 25 133 15 784 31 390 20 984
Agricultural sciences 9 009 4 036 9 020 4 339
Social sciences 89 321 47 120 130 108 76 203
Humanities 38 393 27 661 53 819 39 943
Other tertiary degrees Field of science undefined 713 035 408 338 800 162 467 395

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2009. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds


Updated 24.3.2011

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Human resources of science and technology [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-3244. 2009, Appendix table 2. Population with a tertiary degree in 2000 and 2008 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.2.2019].
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