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Expenditure of universities in the Netherlands by type of expenditure

data publication
12 October 2020
university expenditure
In this data publication we show trends in the expenditure of universities in the Netherlands by type of expenditure and focus on the expenditure types of individual universities.

In short

  • The development of university expenditure is characterized by an upward trend and a fairly constant distribution over the various cost categories.
  • The personnel costs are on average amounting to approximately two-thirds of the expenditure. ​​​​​​​
  • Tilburg University (UvT) has the largest share of personnel costs in 2020 compared to the other universities.

Expenditure of universities in the Netherlands by type of expenditure

Analysis
The development of university expenditure is characterized by an upward trend and (from 2005) a fairly constant distribution over the various cost categories, with personnel costs on average amounting to approximately two-thirds of the expenditure.
 

Expenditure of universities in the Netherlands by university and type of expenditure

Analysis
Tilburg University (UvT) has the largest share of personnel costs in 2020 compared to the other universities. Tilburg University's share of 'Other costs' is smaller than average. In 2020, TU Delft (TUD) has the largest share of accommodation costs compared to the other universities, but here as well the share of 'Other costs' is smaller than average.