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Appendix table 2. Population with a tertiary degree in 2000 and 2011

    2000 2011
Tertiary degree Fields of science Total of which women Total of which women
Tertiary degrees total Fields of science total 959,363 527,502 1 213,221 693,950
Doctorate Fields of science total 14 ,11 4,375 26,795 11,317
Natural sciences 3,226 874 5,873 2,164
Engineering and technology 1,813 205 4,185 851
Medical and health sciences 4,564 1,741 7,398 3,858
Agricultural sciences 619 237 973 446
Social sciences 2,390 785 5,520 2,621
Humanities 1,499 533 2,846 1,377
Licentiate Fields of science total 8,466 2,951 8,891 3,740
Natural sciences 1,801 596 1,735 674
Engineering and technology 2,203 337 2,333 446
Medical and health sciences 226 175 244 190
Agricultural sciences 202 86 157 65
Social sciences 2,619 1,073 3,065 1,630
Humanities 1,415 684 1,357 735
Higher level tertiary degree Fields of science total 223,751 111,838 342,061 187,712
Natural sciences 23,628 11,194 35,751 17,544
Engineering and technology 38,267 6,043 60,669 12,500
Medical and health sciences 25,133 15,784 35,104 24,093
Agricultural sciences 9,009 4,036 9,512 4,842
Social sciences 89,321 47,120 142,769 85,165
Humanities 38,393 27,661 58,256 43,568
Other tertiary degrees Field of science undefined 713,035 408,338 835,474 491,181

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

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Updated 20.3.2014

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