Degrees in mathematics, science and technology
1 in 5 of awarded degrees is a mathematics, science or technology degree
In 2017, 19% of the total number of the degrees awarded by higher education institutions in the Flemish Community were mathematics, science or technology degrees. This share remained fairly stable between 2015 and 2017.
Flanders performs poorly by international standards for degrees in mathematics, science and technology
With 19% of degrees in mathematics, science and technology, Flanders performed rather poorly in comparison with the rest of Europe in 2017. Germany achieved 36%. But Sweden, Finland, the United Kingdom and France too scored more than 25% degrees in mathematics, science and technology. With 17%, Belgium and the Netherlands did worse than Flanders.
Degrees in mathematics, science and technology in higher education: degrees in the international specified fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (UNESCO – ISCED Fields of Education and Training 2013). These are the subjects that are directly related to professions in technology-innovative areas.