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Appendix table 1. Tertiary degrees by the field of science in 1992, 2000 and 2012

    Year (completion of degree)
Tertiary degree Fields of science 1992 2000 2012
Tertiary degrees total Fields of science total 40,675 37,225 53,302
Doctorate Fields of science total 546 1,142 1,655
Natural sciences 118 245 326
Engineering and technology 88 152 307
Medical and health sciences 178 330 366
Agricultural sciences 24 43 48
Social sciences 85 234 404
Humanities 53 138 204
Licentiate Fields of science total 680 746 179
Natural sciences 153 177 27
Engineering and technology 166 145 44
Medical and health sciences 17 27 1
Agricultural sciences 24 9 1
Social sciences 205 269 84
Humanities 115 119 22
Higher level tertiary degree Fields of science total 10,285 12,404 16,093
Natural sciences 915 1,377 1,582
Engineering and technology 1,572 2,009 2,584
Medical and health sciences 1,581 1,661 2,414
Agricultural sciences 232 219 354
Social sciences 4,371 4,980 6,552
Humanities 1,614 2,158 2,607
Other tertiary degrees Fields of science total 29,164 22,933 35,375

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2012. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marianne Kaplas 09 1734 3421

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 20.3.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Human resources of science and technology [e-publication].
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