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2,274 people with doctoral degrees, mainly in research positions, in central government ministries and agencies
A joint survey by the Cabinet Secretariat Cabinet Personnel Affairs Bureau, the Cabinet Office Science, Technology and Innovation Promotion Secretariat, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Higher Education Bureau found that there are 25 doctoral degree holders enrolled in 2,274 central government ministries and agencies. .About two-thirds had a PhD before joining the ministry.
According to the Cabinet Office, the 2021th Science, Technology and Innovation Basic Plan compiled in March 3 called for improving the treatment of doctoral course students and expanding their career paths. The purpose of this study was to understand the actual situation of doctoral degree holders.
As a result, as of April 2022, 4, there were 1 people with doctoral degrees enrolled in 25 central government ministries and agencies, and about two-thirds of them had obtained their doctoral degrees before joining the ministry.Researchers accounted for the largest number of hires at 2,274%.This is followed by administrative positions at 3% and educational positions at 2%.
Ministry of Defense recruited the top 621, followed by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare 596, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism 368, Ministry of the Environment 126, Ministry of Education 117, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 113, National Police Agency. 78 from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 71 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and 69 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Imperial Household Agency, the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the National Police Agency, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of the Environment, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism are the only eight ministries that have established policies for hiring doctoral degree holders. was common inTen ministries and agencies, including the Cabinet Office, the Financial Services Agency, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, answered that they are considering the career paths of doctoral degree holders.
The Cabinet Office and others will continue the survey beyond fiscal 2023, and will start a new survey of doctoral degree holders among those hired by government ministries and agencies.
reference:[Cabinet Office] Announcement of survey results for consideration of utilization of doctoral degree holders in ministries and agencies