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Appendix table 2. Population with a tertiary degree in 2000 and 2010

    2000 2010
Tertiary degree Fields of science Total of which women Total of which women
Tertiary degrees total Fields of science total 959 363 527 502 1 190 974 678 858
Doctorate Fields of science total 14 111 4 375 25 528 10 573
Natural sciences 3 226 874 5 616 2 029
Engineering and technology 1 813 205 3 958 780
Medical and health sciences 4 564 1 741 7 131 3 652
Agricultural sciences 619 237 934 412
Social sciences 2 390 785 5 187 2 421
Humanities 1 499 533 2 702 1 279
Licentiate Fields of science total 8 466 2 951 9 002 3 742
Natural sciences 1 801 596 1 766 678
Engineering and technology 2 203 337 2 363 449
Medical and health sciences 226 175 247 193
Agricultural sciences 202 86 159 65
Social sciences 2 619 1 073 3 064 1 597
Humanities 1 415 684 1 403 760
Higher-level tertiary degree Fields of science total 223 751 111 838 331 616 180 634
Natural sciences 23 628 11 194 34 935 17 086
Engineering and technology 38 267 6 043 59 196 12 039
Medical and health sciences 25 133 15 784 33 663 22 878
Agricultural sciences 9 009 4 036 9 345 4 683
Social sciences 89 321 47 120 137 941 81 762
Humanities 38 393 27 661 56 536 42 186
Other tertiary degrees Field of science undefined 713 035 408 338 824 828 483 909

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 2. Population with a tertiary degree in 2000 and 2010 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.2.2019].
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