Education and research

Academic degree in 15-74 age group, gender, per cent, 2011/2012
LandWomenMen
Denmark 57.6%42.4%
Finland 61.3%38.7%
Iceland 66.8%33.2%
Norway 61.0%39.0%
Sweden 62.9%37.1%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland 74.7%25.3%
Åland Islands 53.2%46.8%

Percentage of population aged 18–24 with at most a lower secondary education and not in further education or training, 2013
LandWomenMen
Denmark 6.2%9.9%
Finland 8.3%10.4%
Iceland 16.4%24.4%
Norway 11.6%15.7%
Sweden 6.2%7.9%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Percentage of women and men as rectors at higher education institutions in the Nordic region in 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 14%86%
Finland 25%75%
Iceland 20%80%
Norway 32%68%
Sweden 27%73%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Percentage of women and men on the research council boards in the Nordic region in 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 35%65%
Finland 45%55%
Iceland 40%60%
Norway 46%54%
Sweden 49%51%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade A (The single highest grade/post at which research is normally conducted), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 15%85%
Finland 24%76%
Iceland 24%76%
Norway 21%79%
Sweden 20%80%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade B (Researchers working in positions not as senior as top position (A) but more senior than newly qualified PhD holders), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 29%71%
Finland 52%48%
Iceland 36%64%
Norway 37%63%
Sweden 48%52%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade C (The first grade/post into which a newly qualified PhD graduate would normally be recruited), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 38%62%
Finland 52%48%
Iceland 49%51%
Norway 48%52%
Sweden 43%57%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade D (Either postgraduate students not yet holding a PhD degree who are engaged as researchers or researchers working in posts that do not normally require a PhD), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 47%53%
Finland 45%55%
Iceland --
Norway 55%45%
Sweden 50%50%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Results of the PISA survey: mathematics, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Denmark 493507
Finland 520517
Iceland 496490
Norway 488490
Sweden 480477
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Results of the PISA survey: reading, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Denmark 512481
Finland 556494
Iceland 508457
Norway 528481
Sweden 509458
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Results of the PISA survey: science, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Denmark 493504
Finland 554537
Iceland 480477
Norway 496493
Sweden 489481
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Engineering, manufacturing and construction, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 6.3%16.4%
Finland 8.4%42.1%
Iceland 4.6%17.0%
Norway 3.5%15.1%
Sweden 8.1%29.1%
Faroe Islands 0.0%0.0%
Greenland 1.3%6.2%
Åland Islands --

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Health and welfare, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 28.9%9.7%
Finland 24.7%6.2%
Iceland 18.5%4.8%
Norway 26.9%9.1%
Sweden 23.1%8.9%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland 7.3%3.4%
Åland Islands --

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Humanities and arts, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 14.1%11.0%
Finland 18.4%9.1%
Iceland 15.0%14.4%
Norway 10.3%10.5%
Sweden 13.9%12.8%
Faroe Islands 14.9%4.4%
Greenland 21.0%29.2%
Åland Islands --

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Science, mathematics and computing, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 5.2%13.0%
Finland 7.2%13.6%
Iceland 5.2%14.9%
Norway 4.9%13.9%
Sweden 6.5%13.1%
Faroe Islands 6.1%18.8%
Greenland 0.0%0.0%
Åland Islands --

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Social sciences, business and law, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 30.8%37.4%
Finland 25.4%20.3%
Iceland 34.6%38.5%
Norway 30.4%33.7%
Sweden 28.0%25.5%
Faroe Islands 16.4%17.7%
Greenland 8.0%16.9%
Åland Islands --

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Teacher training, education and science, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 12.1%6.6%
Finland 7.4%2.2%
Iceland 18.8%7.9%
Norway 18.4%9.0%
Sweden 16.8%7.1%
Faroe Islands 62.6%19.2%
Greenland 54.9%32.0%
Åland Islands --

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