Cover of higher education & research in France, facts and figures

📄 Source:MENESR-DEPP.

 Coverage:Metropolitan France + overseas departments (DOM) - public sector.

The non-teaching staff listed in the payroll file are staff who are active and are paid from the 'Higher education courses and university research' (Formations supérieures et recherche universitaire - Programme 150) and 'Student life' (Vie étudiante - Programme 231) budgets in higher education institutions. Non-teaching staff working in autonomous institutions applying the provisions of the Law on University Freedoms and Responsibilities (Loi relative aux libertés et responsabilités des universités - LRU) are also taken into account. Based on their institution number, staff have been extracted from human resources databases: the AGORA directory for administrative, technical, health and social personnel, POPPEE-ITRF for engineers and technical staff for research and training and POPPEE-BIB for library personnel. Museum staff, and those working in 'Youth and Sports' and 'Research' are excluded from the scope of the survey, as are staff of the French Regional Student Services Agency (CROUS), as well as all those paid from the budgets of the institutions. The totals given therefore differ from those appearing in the social audit for 2014-15 part II – MENESR.

With regard to non-teaching personnel, the Social Report takes into account numbers of personnel in university service networks and non-tenured personnel mostly paid out of the institution's budget. As these categories of personnel are not directly paid by the State, they are not accounted for in the payroll. With regard to the Social Report, the payroll covers nearly the whole scope of tenured non-teaching personnel (96%) and a tiny proportion of non-tenured personnel (1.4%).

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05 non-teaching staff in public higher education under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research

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In 2014-15, 56,500 non-teaching staff fulfilled administrative, technical or support functions in public higher education and research institutions (excluding scientific and technological public institutions).

In the academic year 2014-15, 56,500 staff carried out administrative, technical or support functions in public higher education institutions, including autonomous institutions. Numbers were at an equivalent level to 2009-10, following a decline up to 2014. Engineers and technical staff for research and training (ITRF) made up the majority of non-teaching staff (68.0%). Their number has increased significantly since 2009-10 (+14.1%). This rise is mainly due to the increase in category A and B posts (respectively 18.7% and 26.7%). Administrative, health and social personnel (ASS) represented 24% of higher education non-teaching staff in 2014. They lost a quarter of their personnel over the period. This decrease was particularly marked for staff in category C (-23%) and B (-21%). By contrast, the number of personnel in category A stayed at nearly the same level between 2009 and 2014 (-1%).

Irrespective of the profession, category C employees make up the largest proportion. This is especially the case for ASS, as over half of staff belong to that category (53%). They represent 42% of ITRF and 38% of library personnel.

Personnel in category A account for around a third of ITRF and library staff, but only 18% of ASS. A quarter of the ITRF and ASS personnel are in category B. Slightly more library staff are in this category (30%).

Staff are predominantly female (63%), but the proportion of women differs according to the profession. They are especially well represented among ASS personnel (84%), and represent 70% of library personnel and 54% of ITRF.

The average age of staff is around 46. ASS personnel are a little older (47.2) than their ITRF (46.2) and library (45.1) counterparts.

Most non-teaching staff in higher education included within the scope (see opposite) have tenure. Those who are non-tenured work almost exclusively in the ASS branch.

Around 7% of staff have a part-time job. This proportion varies according to the position held and the management category. It is therefore more common among ASS staff (18%) than ITRF (3%) or library personnel (7%). Part-time work is also more frequent among category C staff in ASS sectors.

📄 Source:MENESR-DEPP.
 Coverage:Metropolitan France + overseas departments (DOM) - public sector.

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PROUTEAU Danielle. Non-teaching staff in public higher education under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research. In: Higher education & research in France, facts and figures - 50 indicators [online]. KABLA-LANGLOIS Isabelle (dir.). Paris: Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, 2016. 9th ed. Chapter 05 [Accessed 06/17/2019]. ISBN 978-2-11-151572-7. https://publication.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/eesr/9EN/EESR9EN_ES_05-non_teaching_staff_in_public_higher_education_under_the_responsibility_of_the_french_ministry_of_education_higher_education_and_research.php

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The non-teaching staff listed in the payroll file are staff who are active and are paid from the 'Higher education courses and university research' (Formations supérieures et recherche universitaire - Programme 150) and 'Student life' (Vie étudiante - Programme 231) budgets in higher education institutions. Non-teaching staff working in autonomous institutions applying the provisions of the Law on University Freedoms and Responsibilities (Loi relative aux libertés et responsabilités des universités - LRU) are also taken into account. Based on their institution number, staff have been extracted from human resources databases: the AGORA directory for administrative, technical, health and social personnel, POPPEE-ITRF for engineers and technical staff for research and training and POPPEE-BIB for library personnel. Museum staff, and those working in 'Youth and Sports' and 'Research' are excluded from the scope of the survey, as are staff of the French Regional Student Services Agency (CROUS), as well as all those paid from the budgets of the institutions. The totals given therefore differ from those appearing in the social audit for 2014-15 part II – MENESR.

With regard to non-teaching personnel, the Social Report takes into account numbers of personnel in university service networks and non-tenured personnel mostly paid out of the institution's budget. As these categories of personnel are not directly paid by the State, they are not accounted for in the payroll. With regard to the Social Report, the payroll covers nearly the whole scope of tenured non-teaching personnel (96%) and a tiny proportion of non-tenured personnel (1.4%).

 

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Numbers of non-teaching staff
56,500
 non-teaching staff
2014
Metropolitan France + overseas departments
 
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Coverage: higher education institutions under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR)
Source: MENESR-DEPP
Number of engineers and technical staff for research and training (ITRF)
38,398
 Engineers and technical staff for research and training (ITRF)
2014
Metropolitan France + overseas departments
 
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Coverage: higher education institutions under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR)
Source: MENESR-DEPP
Number of administrative, health and social personnel (ASS)
13,433
 administrative, social and healthcare staff
2014
Metropolitan France + overseas departments
 
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Coverage: higher education institutions under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR)
Source: MENESR-DEPP
Number of library staff
4,588
 library staff
2014
Metropolitan France + overseas departments
 
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Share of women in non-teaching staff
62.0%
 
2014
Metropolitan France + overseas departments
 
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Extract from the chapter "05. non-teaching staff in public higher education under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research".

Coverage: higher education institutions under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR)
Source: MENESR-DEPP

05.01 Administrative, technical and support staff in 2014-15 (paid from the 'Higher education courses and university research' and 'Student life' budgets)

 
Numbers of staff Average age Share of women (%) Share of part-time (%)
Engineers, technical staff for research and training (ITRF) Category A Research engineers 2,207 48.6 36.0 1.5
Design engineers 6,759 45.1 51.4 2.0
Assistant engineers 3,239 44.1 48.5 1.1
Total category A 12,205 45.5 47.9 1.7
Category B Research technicians 9,973 45.8 54.3 2.7
Category C Technical assistants 16,220 46.9 59.8 5.1
Total ITRF 38,398 46.2 54.6 3.4
Administrative, health and social (ASS) staff Category A Educational and civil administrators 127 49.5 53.5 0.0
Managing directors and central admin. directors 2 92 51.8 37.0 0.0
University councillors and accountants 33 51.6 33.3 0.0
State administration attachés 1,826 47.9 68.6 8.2
Nurses 271 50.9 95.9 35.8
Other category A bodies 47 47.7 66.0 8.5
Total category A 2,396 48.5 69.2 10.5
Category B Administration secretaries 3,295 46.8 85.7 17.4
Social services assistants & nurses 74 47.1 100.0 25.7
Total category B 3,369 46.8 86.0 17.6
Category C Administrative assistants 7,000 47.6 90.2 21.8
Technical assistants in educational institutions 94 51.2 43.6 3.2
Total category C 7,094 47.6 89.6 21.5
Tenured 12,859 47.6 84.8 18.4
Non-tenured 574 37.7 57.0 9.1
Total ASS 13,433 47.2 83.6 18.0
Libraries Category A Library custodians 3 932 44.0 67.9 4.5
Librarians 504 45.5 76.6 5.8
Total category A 1,436 44.5 71.0 4.9
Category B Library assistants  and technicians 1,384 44.1 76.7 8.5
Category C Warehouse keepers 1,768 46.2 62.1 6.8
Total libraries 4,588 45.1 69.3 6.8
Management, inspection, education, careers guidance (DIEO) Category A Inspectors 8 56.0 25.0 0
Principal education adviser 34 46.6 61.8 97
Careers advice personnel 13 55.4 61.5 100
Category A teachers 23 48.5 52.2 9
Total DIEO 1 84 48.2 52.4 57.1
All staff 56,503 46.3 62.7 7.2
of which tenured 55,923 46.4 62.7 7.2
of which non-tenured 580 37.7 9.0 56.6
 

1 Managing directors and directors of central administration.
2 Including 73 trainee curators.
3 Including non-tenured staff.

📄 Source:MENESR-DEPP
 Coverage: Metropolitan France + overseas departments (DOM).

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05.02 Non-teaching staff - Distribution by type of staff in 2014-15 (%)

ITRF
ASS
Libraries
DIEO
  
 
 
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05.03 Proportion of women in main bodies of non-teaching staff in 2014-15 (in %)

Research engineers
Assistant engineers
Design engineer
Contractual and temporary staffl
Technical assistants
Warehouse staff
All
Administration attachés
Custodians
Library assistants
Librarian
Administrative secretary
Administrative assistant
 
 
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 Coverage: Metropolitan France + overseas departments (DOM).

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Other editions

Etat de l'enseignement supérieur et de la rechercheHigher education & research in France, facts and figures 10th edition - June 2017
05 - non-teaching staff in public higher education under the responsability of the french ministry of education, higher education and research - Danielle Prouteau
In 2015-16, 60,200 non-teaching staff fulfilled administrative, technical or support functions in public higher education and research institutions (excluding scientific and technological public institutions) [Consult the following page]
Etat de l'enseignement supérieur et de la rechercheHigher education & research in France, facts and figures 8th edition - November 2015
05 - non-teaching staff in public higher education under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research - Danielle Prouteau
In 2013-2014, 54,700 non-teaching staff fulfilled administrative, technical or support functions in public higher education institutions [Consult the following page]

Translation

 Etat de l'enseignement supérieur et de la rechercheL'état de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche en France n°9 - Juin 2016
05 - les personnels non-enseignants de l’enseignement supérieur public sous tutelle du MENESR - Danielle Prouteau
En 2014-15, 56 500 non-enseignants assurent des fonctions administratives, techniques ou d’encadrement au sein des établissements publics de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (hors EPST) [Consult the following page in french]


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