Merchant: Institution

An institution is an organisation which fulfills at least one of the following criteria:

  • the organization is dedicated to education and research and grants academic degrees according to ISCED 2011 [ISCED] or equivalent internationally recognized degree levels.
  • the organization is a research library or archive
  • the organization is primarily dedicated to conducting research
  • the organization is a teaching hospital
  • any organization explicitly denoted as an education and research institution by a government entity in the jurisdiction where the claim of being a education and research institution is made
  • the funding mechanism (private, public or mixed) is not a factor in the definition. For instance, privately funded research institutions may be included if they fulfill at least one of the criteria above.
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