Chapter 4 Long Descriptions

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Science and Engineering Graduates at the Doctoral Level, per 100,000 Population, 2012
Country Science degrees
per 100,000 population in 2012
Engineering degrees per 100,000 population in 2012 Total science and engineering degrees per 100,000 population
(2006)
Switzerland 13.9 6.2 18.8
Sweden 9.1 8.7 20.0
Ireland 11.2 4.5 11.2
Slovak Republic 5.3 10.2 6.6
United Kingdom 9.1 4.7 11.3
Germany 10.1 3.4 9.7
Finland 6.1 7.2 14.6
Austria 6.9 5.7 10.0
Portugal 6.9 5.5 17.8
Czech Republic 6.8 5.2 8.7
Denmark 4.9 6.9 7.3
Norway* 11.4 0.2
New Zealand 8.1 3.0 6.1
Netherlands* 4.9 6.1
Australia 6.8 3.8 8.6
Belgium 4.7 5.1 7.7
Canada 6.3 3.3 4.6
Korea 3.3 6.3 6.1
Spain 7.4 1.7 6.0
United States 5.3 2.9 6.3
Italy* 4.4 3.3
Luxembourg* 5.5 1.3
Iceland 4.4 0.9 2.0
Greece 2.6 2.5 9.8
Japan* 1.9 2.8
Hungary 2.9 1.0 1.9
Turkey 1.4 0.8 0.8
Mexico 0.7 0.5 0.6

Source: OECD, Graduates by Field of Study and Population, October 2014.

* Note: Data for total science and engineering degrees per 100,000 population in 2006 are not available for Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg and Japan. Return to Text

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Description of Figure 4-2

University (Tertiary-A) Graduates in Health, Engineering, Science and Business per 100,000 Population, 2006 and 2012
country Health Engineering Science Business
2006 2012 2006 2012 2006 2012 2006 2012
Poland 101.6 173.1 59.0 81.8 107.0 106.5 357.1 432.0
Australia (2011) 129.8 167.3 42.3 44.0 147.5 115.6 331.2 395.4
New Zealand 132.2 186.4 34.0 34.4 124.6 143.4 252.9 233.5
Slovak Republic 68.6 104.9 66.1 98.7 59.7 94.6 123.4 226.5
Finland 110.1 147.7 122.6 135.5 59.1 67.6 120.8 153.2
Iceland 105.0 135.8 39.3 80.7 83.0 95.4 198.7 186.8
United Kingdom 84.0 109.1 37.1 43.8 114.3 127.8 131.6 175.0
Portugal 102.9 133.7 31.6 94.6 55.3 59.0 78.6 138.3
Czech Republic 32.8 51.1 61.7 59.3 42.8 86.4 112.9 218.8
Denmark 94.8 121.2 34.3 41.4 53.0 75.6 96.9 149.4
Korea 33.8 47.8 117.6 133.5 67.3 74.7 84.9 131.2
United States 60.4 93.2 28.9 33.7 63.3 75.3 160.6 184.9
Netherlands 80.2 113.6 26.9 28.9 45.8 51.6 142.2 181.0
Sweden 123.9 130.2 79.2 82.4 40.2 44.7 67.6 77.4
Norway 136.9 134.1 31.5 49.2 53.2 49.5 70.0 100.2
Canada 54.0 63.9 40.8 36.1 64.8 78.9 126.1 126.9
Austria 23.4 44.6 25.1 51.7 47.2 64.6 58.2 139.1
Turkey 20.4 28.1 13.8 23.2 26.3 45.8 59.0 188.3
Switzerland 23.3 51.1 41.4 47.6 46.2 57.3 89.9 111.2
Germany 16.4 18.7 26.7 62.1 49.4 87.1 54.2 96.6
Spain 58.1 75.2 41.6 48.9 42.1 49.7 69.6 90.5
Hungary 31.9 34.2 22.6 50.9 36.8 34.8 197.8 131.4
Belgium 39.7 89.7 25.8 50.1 39.4 34.6 46.9 75.5
Italy 84.1 91.2 56.8 32.2 40.6 41.1 75.1 71.5
Mexico 31.0 40.0 22.8 61.1 40.4 24.5 83.9 108.9
Greece 0.0 28.9 24.5 26.6 0.0 55.3 0.0 39.3
Luxembourg 0.0 1.7 0.0 2.3 0.0 15.1 0.0 34.1

Source: OECD, Graduates by Field of Study and Population, October 2014.

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Description of Figure 4-3

College (Tertiary-B) Graduates in Business, Engineering, Science and Health per 100,000 Population, 2008 and 2012
Country Health Engineering Science Business
2008 2012 2008 2012 2008 2012 2008 2012
Switzerland 62.8 32.5 38.1 38.1 22.2 9.6 184.9 129.0
Canada 67.0 37.5 54.5 27.4 25.1 14.9 121.4 98.6
Korea 46.7 49.9 74.6 71.7 16.2 10.4 59.1 52.6
New Zealand 26.8 32.3 9.0 12.2 53.9 63.1 71.6 105.8
Belgium 58.1 63.9 18.1 19.0 11.5 14.0 71.3 70.3
Turkey 0.7 10.9 34.3 35.9 16.7 22.8 72.7 116.7
United States 51.1 69.8 9.6 11.7 9.3 13.2 34.3 39.1
Greece 28.8 31.3 19.9 32.4 9.3 14.6 44.5 47.2
Denmark 3.3 4.8 12.4 17.5 4.3 6.6 71.4 92.8
United Kingdom 64.7 45.4 6.6 7.4 20.8 20.0 22.0 24.0
Spain 20.1 27.5 29.6 23.2 12.8 8.8 38.9 48.1
Germany 51.3 74.7 14.8 19.5 0.4 1.1 10.1 15.8
Ireland 0.0 26.6 0.0 21.1 57.6 30.6 0.0 22.2
Austria 15.3 10.7 22.5 29.9 1.2 2.3 11.0 24.3
Hungary 1.2 0.0 2.6 1.3 1.1 6.0 32.4 59.7
Sweden 6.2 6.5 9.0 15.9 5.6 6.9 16.9 27.3
Czech Republic 13.4 15.8 2.7 2.2 3.3 2.9 20.7 17.9
Luxembourg 0.0 16.4 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.8 0.0 50.1
Mexico 1.0 1.5 3.6 13.2 4.2 0.4 6.9 11.5

Source: OECD, Graduates by Field of Study and Population, October 2014.

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