Increase non-Dutch academic staff


The internationalisation of staffing in universities has gained momentum over the past few years.


The number of university lecturers and doctoral students of other nationalities has increased rapidly over the past few years. The category of Researchers, in particular post-doctoral students, there, too, the proportion of international staff was already sizeable, but it still increased. This development was visible to a lesser extent among senior university lecturers (UHDs) and professors.






Universities are competing internationally to attract the best researchers. In terms of salary, Dutch universities cannot compete with American, British and Swiss universities, but they fare well against most countries in continental Europe.


Last updated on 21-8-2021