International exchange gives a qualitative push to academic education and research
Academic research is always conducted across borders. For as long as universities have existed, fellow-researchers from different countries have been working together to advance their research. This has resulted in close contact between peers through scientific journals and conferences, and cooperative research projects. Cooperation can also be found at the level of the research group, faculty, or university as a whole. Dutch universities aim to be attractive to talented researchers around the world. This allows us to do top-quality research and offer students the best teachers in their field.
Country of origin of international staff at Dutch universities
From all over the world, researchers come to the Netherlands to conduct research, both for short and for longer periods of time. They contribute to research, education and innovation. They also strengthen the contacts with their countries and universities of origin.
The efforts of the Dutch government and universities to attract international talent starts to pay off. The Netherlands becomes for more and more scientists an attractive country to work.
Dutch researchers publish their research with colleagues from all over the world. This map shows that Dutch researchers co-publish most often with researchers from other European countries and the United States. At the same time, cooperation with researchers from emerging economies are also increasngly important.
Research that was conducted in cooperation with international researchers generally has a higher impact score once it has been published. This means that these publications are read more frequently and are cited more often in prestigious journals.