Glossary:Human resources in science and technology (HRST)

Human resources in science and technology, abbreviated as HRST, refers to those persons who fulfil one or the other of the following conditions:

  • successfully completed education at the third level
  • not formally qualified as above, but employed in a S&T occupation where the above qualifications are normally required.

Related abbreviations in statistical reporting

  • HRSTE: human resources in science and technology by level of education. Those people who have successfully completed a tertiary level education (until 2013, ISCED97 - levels 5A, 5B, 6; starting with 2014, ISCED2011 - levels 5 to 8);
  • HRSTO: human resources in science and technology by occupation. Those people not formally qualified as above but employed in a S&T occupation where the above qualifications are normally required (ISCO-08 major groups 2 and 3);
  • HRSTC: human resources in science and technology - core. Those people who have successfully completed a tertiary level education AND are employed in a S&T occupation;
  • SE: scientists and engineers. Those people who work in ISCO-08 groups 21 Science and engineering professionals, 22 Health professionals, 25 Information and communications technology professionals;
  • HRSTU: human resources in science and technology - unemployed. Those people who have successfully completed a tertiary level education AND are unemployed (in any kind of job, not only in a S&T occupation);
  • NON_HRSTU: human resources NOT in science and technology - unemployed. Those people who have not fulfilled the HRST requirements AND are unemployed.

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