HC Deb 15 February 1995 vol 254 c664W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to his answer of 2 February,Official Report, columns 757–58, what number of research scientists and engineers were employed by higher education institutes in each year since 1981–82.

Mr. Robert G. Hughes

The estimated number of research scientists and engineers, as defined by OECD, employed in HEIs are available only for selected years and are shown in the table. It should be noted that these data are derived from total HEI staff numbers using a set of factors representing the proportion of time that different categories of staff spend on teaching or research. The numbers also include academics working directly on research and development, and the time of central support staff attributed to R and D.

Research scientists and engineers engaged on R and D within HEIs, 1986–19921
(Full-time equivalents)
1986 1988 1990 1991 1992
UK 25,000 26,000 28,000 29,000 31,000


1 The definition of R and D employment is from the Frascati manual.


Forward Look 1994 Statistical Supplement (table 1.7.1).

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