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1 Education 25 University education 2 Number of university students decreased and that of degrees increased in 2 According to Statistics Finland's Education Statistics, a of 6,8 students attended university education leading to a degree in 2. The number of students went down by two per cent compared to the previous year. Altogether,2 degrees were attained, which was almost three per cent more than in the year before. The number of doctorate degrees grew most, by eight per cent. university degrees 2 2 University students In all, 89,9 students were studying for a lower university degree and 9,7 for a higher university degree. There were, students studying for professional specialisation in medicine, veterinary and dentistry and, studying for licentiate's degrees. The share of those studying for a doctorate degree among all students was per cent, or 8,5 students. The numbers of new students studying for a lower and higher university degree grew slightly, but the number of those studying for a doctorate degree went down. In 2, 7,5 students started studying for a lower university degree and 7, for a higher university degree. Fewer than,7 students started studies for a doctorate degree. Helsinki Quoting is encouraged provided Statistics Finland is acknowledged as the source.

2 University students by fields of education (Educational Administration s classification 995) and gender in 2 In 2, the highest numbers of students were studying in the field of administration and commerce, 26 per cent. There were nearly as many students in the field of humanities and education, 25 per cent. The third most students were studying in the field of technology and transport, 9 per cent. The proportion of of all students attending education leading to a degree was 5 per cent but the variation was large when viewed by field of education. In the field of humanities and education, the proportion of was 75 per cent and in the field of health and social services it was 67 per cent, but in the field of technology and transport the proportion was only 22 per cent. The number of students was highest at the University of Helsinki,,8. The second most students were found at Aalto University, 8, and the third most at the University of Turku, 6,8. University degrees The number of degrees attained at universities increased. In 2, the number of higher university degrees was,9 and that of lower university degrees,6. degrees at the doctorate level numbered almost,9. Of all degrees completed at universities, over six per cent were attained by foreign students, the figure being nine per cent for higher university degrees and 2 per cent for doctorate degrees. In 2, most degrees were completed in the field of administration and commerce and in the field of humanities and education, 28 per cent in both. The third most degrees were completed in the field of technology and transport, 8 per cent. Most doctors graduated in the field of natural resources, 2 per cent. Examined by university, most degrees were completed at the University of Helsinki, 6,. The second most degrees were attained at Aalto University and the University of Turku, in both,5 degrees. Data on university students and degrees pertaining to 2 were for the first time produced from the national database of universities. More detailed time series data on university students and degrees by education and university are available in the tables in databases. 2

3 Contents Tables Appendix tables Appendix table. Students in universities and completed university degrees by level of education, fields of education (Educational Administration's classification 995) and gender in 2... Appendix table 2. Students in universities and completed university degrees by region in Appendix table. Students in universities and completed university degrees by universities in 2...7

4 Appendix tables Appendix table. Students in universities and completed university degrees by level of education, fields of education (Educational Administration's classification 995) and gender in 2 Level of education University Bachelor s degree Higher university degree (Master) resources commerce resources commerce resources commerce Professional specialisation in medicine, veterinary and dentistry New students, New students, Students, Students, and degrees and degrees,

5 Level of education Licentiate s degree Doctoral degree resources commerce resources commerce New students, New students, Students, Students, and degrees and degrees,

6 Appendix table 2. Students in universities and completed university degrees by region in 2 Regions of Education Whole Country, Total Mainland Finland Uusimaa Varsinais-Suomi Satakunta Kanta-Häme Pirkanmaa Päijät-Häme Kymenlaakso South Karelia Etelä-Savo Pohjois-Savo North Karelia Central Finland South Ostrobothnia Ostrobothnia Central Ostrobothnia North Ostrobothnia Kainuu Lapland Åland Åland New students, New students, Students, Students, and degrees and degrees,

7 Appendix table. Students in universities and completed university degrees by universities in 2 University Total Aalto University Hanken School of Economics Lappeenranta University of Technology National Defence University Tampere University of Technology University of Eastern Finland University of Helsinki University of Jyväskylä University of Lapland University of Oulu University of Tampere University of Turku University of Vaasa University of the Arts Helsinki Åbo Akademi University New students, New students, Students, Students, and degrees and degrees,

8 Education 25 Inquiries Anna Loukkola Director in charge: Riitta Harala Source: Education. Statistics Finland Communication and Information Services, Statistics Finland tel Publication orders, Edita Publishing Oy tel ISSN = Official Statistics of Finland ISSN 22-8 (pdf)

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