Prior to its restructuring into the Technology and Innovation Institute (TECH-IN), the Ethiopian Science and Technology Information Center (STIC) within the Ministry of Innovation and Technology conducted a study on PhD holders residing in Ethiopia irrespective of their citizenship.
The study is mainly based on the UNESCO manual, “Mapping Careers and Mobility of Doctorate Holders of 2012”. The major objective of the study is to collect internationally comparable statistics on their demographic and educational characteristics, employment situation, international mobility and contributions to R&D in Ethiopia.
The target population of the study was PhD holders below age 70, and it involved 908 scholars from a wide range of disciplines. The study employed quantitative research design approach and used questionnaire as data collection instrument. It also used both descriptive and inferential statistics.