OECD: Science and Engineering Doctoral Degrees 2004

A look at the contribution of science and engineering doctoral degrees as a percentage of total new doctoral degrees in respective OECD countries in year 2004:

a) % of Science and Engineering doctoral degrees from all fields:
Greece – 69.9
Denmark – 67.4
France – 66.3
United States – 62.3
Sweden – 62.2
Belgium – 61.3
Italy – 60.4
Ireland – 60.2
United Kingdom – 60.0
Canada – 58.6
Portugal – 57.0
Netherlands – 55.9
New Zealand – 54.1
Australia – 54.0
Finland – 51.3
Japan – 48.1
Germany – 47.0
Austria – 45.3
Spain – 45.0
South Korea – 44.4
Switzerland – 43.4
Norway – 16.4

b) % of Females awarded with doctoral degrees in Science and Engineering:
Portugal – 50.8
Norway – 48.4
Italy – 46.8
New Zealand 46.3
Spain – 45.6
Ireland – 41.6
Australia – 40.5
Finland – 40.4
United Kingdom – 38.1
France – 37.5
United States – 37.4
Canada – 35.9
Netherlands – 33.4
Austria – 33.4
Sweden – 33.3
Greece – 32.0
Switzerland – 31.7
Belgium – 30.6
Germany – 30.4
Denmark – 28.6
Japan – 17.1
South Korea – 16.1
Taiwan (2005) – 14.2

Source: National Science Foundation, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

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