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The share of foreign scientific personnel at Netherlands universities, overall and by area of origin

data publication
27 August 2021
Academic careers university personnel
In this data publication we show the development of foreign scientific personnel as a share of total scientific personnel at Netherlands universities, as well as the distribution of foreign scientific personnel at Netherlands universities for (clusters of) countries of origin.

In short

  • The share of foreign academic staff is growing.
  • In 2020, 43.7% of academic staff came from abroad.
  • Most of the foreign scientific personnel come from Europe.

How has the share of foreign academic staff developed?

What is the origin of the foreign scientific staff?

Analysis
The share of foreign scientific personnel at universities in the Netherlands has grown over the  past decade, from 19.8% in 2003 to 43.7% in 2020. This growth can be seen in all university personnel categories, in all universities and in all scientific areas. 

The largest share of foreign scientific personnel at the Netherlands universities is coming from Europe, 59% of total. 
 

facts and figures

19,8% share of foreign academic staff in 2003

43,7% share of foreign academic staff in 2019

58,8% of the foreign academic staff comes from Europe