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Appendix table 1. Tertiary degrees by the field of science in 1991, 2000 and 2011

    Year (completion of degree)
Tertiary degree Fields of science 1991 2000 2011
Tertiary degrees total Fields of science total 38 134 37 225 51 441
Doctorate Fields of science total 542 1 142 1 653
Natural sciences 121 245 352
Engineering and technology 78 152 286
Medical and health sciences 187 330 361
Agricultural sciences 13 43 60
Social sciences 80 234 399
Humanities 63 138 195
Licentiate Fields of science total 615 746 203
Natural sciences 136 177 34
Engineering and technology 154 145 37
Medical and health sciences 22 27 5
Agricultural sciences 18 9 1
Social sciences 167 269 100
Humanities 118 119 26
Higher-level tertiary degree Fields of science total 10 161 12 404 14 752
Natural sciences 877 1 377 1 543
Engineering and technology 1 538 2 009 2 191
Medical and health sciences 1 626 1 661 2 352
Agricultural sciences 213 219 332
Social sciences 4 241 4 980 5 912
Humanities 1 666 2 158 2 422
Other tertiary degrees Fields of science total 26 816 22 933 34 833

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2011. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marianne Kaplas 09 1734 3421

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 21.03.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Human resources of science and technology [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-3244. 2011, Appendix table 1. Tertiary degrees by the field of science in 1991, 2000 and 2011 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.7.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tthv/2011/tthv_2011_2013-03-21_tau_001_en.html