The Ringgold Type classification has been specifically developed to categorize institutions worldwide. The Ringgold Type classification has two parts: sector/subject or type. The first part before the / will give an indication of the sector of the organization: academic, corporate, government (central government), hospital, other (non-profit institutions), public (local government), school, consortium. The part after the / gives an indication of the subject or type of the institution.
See also Ringgold Tiers list