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04 December 2020

The share of foreign scientific personnel

The indicator shows the share of foreign scientific personnel by a) university b) scientific field and c) function category.

Analysis
The share of foreign scientific personnel varies substantially between the universities.The share at the TU Delft (TUD), University of Maastricht (UM), and Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) is highest (55.1 to 57.5%). The share at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) is lowest with 19.2%.

Between 2003 and 2019, the share of foreign scientific personnel increased in all scientific fields. Engineering has with 55.4% the largest share of foreign scientific personnel. Law shows the smallest share of 24.2% of foreign scientific personnel.

In every function category there has been an increase of the share of foreign scientific personnel between 2003 and 2019. The share of foreign scientific personnel is the highest amongst PhD's. Amongst full professors, this share is the smallest.

For an explanation of the used definitions and acronyms we kindly refer to the web page Definitions for Science in Figures.