Increase in foreigners‘ doctoral degrees in Norway

06.08.2002
From 1990 to 2001 approximately 7000 people did their doctoral degree in Norway. Of these, 12 per cent were foreign citizens. In 2001, the percentage rose to 19, which is nearly the double of the number in 1990.
From 1990 to 2001 approximately 7000 people did their doctoral degree in Norway. Of these, 12 per cent were foreign citizens. In 2001, the percentage rose to 19, which is nearly the double of the number in 1990.

19 per cent of the foreigners were Nordic citizens, including which 48 per cent were Europeans. 29 per cent were from Asia and 13 per cent from Africa. Only 10 per cent of the foreigners were Americans. The foreigners represent a total of 80 nationalities.

Most of the foreigners, one third, graduate at NTNU in Trondheim. The universities of Oslo and Bergen each graduate 25 per cent of the foreigners. The Agricultural University of Norway had the largest number of foreigners compared to the total of doctoral students, 17 per cent.

Read more at NIFU (Norwegian version only).
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