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Appendix table 2. Population with a tertiary degree in 2000 and 2009

    2000 2009
Tertiary degree Fields of science Total of which women Total of which women
Tertiary degrees total Fields of science total 959 363 527 502 1 166 432 663 741
Doctorate Fields of science total 14 111 4 375 24 371 9 879
Natural sciences 3 226 874 5 386 1 913
Engineering and technology 1 813 205 3 717 714
Medical and health sciences 4 564 1 741 6 900 3 443
Agricultural sciences 619 237 911 392
Social sciences 2 390 785 4 878 2 218
Humanities 1 499 533 2 579 1 199
Licentiate Fields of science total 8 466 2 951 9 083 3 737
Natural sciences 1 801 596 1 793 684
Engineering and technology 2 203 337 2 394 450
Medical and health sciences 226 175 249 194
Agricultural sciences 202 86 160 65
Social sciences 2 619 1 073 3 053 1 562
Humanities 1 415 684 1 434 782
Higher-level tertiary degree Fields of science total 223 751 111 838 319 713 173 853
Natural sciences 23 628 11 194 34 213 16 676
Engineering and technology 38 267 6 043 55 274 11 163
Medical and health sciences 25 133 15 784 32 408 21 835
Agricultural sciences 9 009 4 036 9 135 4 478
Social sciences 89 321 47 120 133 611 78 713
Humanities 38 393 27 661 55 072 40 988
Other tertiary degrees Field of science undefined 713 035 408 338 813 265 476 272

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2010. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marianne Kaplas 09 1734 3421

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds


Updated 22.03.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Human resources of science and technology [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-3244. 2010, Appendix table 2. Population with a tertiary degree in 2000 and 2009 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.12.2018].
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