The proportion of immigrants in Norwegian academia continues to grow
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In 2018, 29 per cent of the researchers and academic staff at Norwegian universities, university colleges, health trusts and research institutes had an immigrant background. The numbers have doubled since 2007. About 80 per cent of the researchers with an immigrant background are internationally mobile researchers with higher education from abroad. Norwegian higher education and research institutions have a high share of immigrants in the workforce. The largest group of immigrants in Norwegian research comes from Germany, followed by Sweden and China. The highest share of immigrants and descendants of immigrants is found in temporary positions such as postdocs and research fellows, and in natural sciences and engineering and technology (STEM-fields).