Definition: University-level HRST

Research and development

University-level HRST are people who fulfil one or other of the following conditions:
a) successfully completed education at the third level of the type that leads to a first or postgraduate university degree or equivalent, in an S&T field of study; or
b) not formally qualified as above, but employed in an S&T occupation where the above qualifications are normally required.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), "The measurement of scientific and technological activities; manual on the measurement of human resources devoted to S&T; Canberra Manual", OECD, Paris, 1995, p. 19

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