Many Nordic researchers in Norway

The last ten years the number of foreign researchers in Norway has more than doubled, according to statistics from the Research Council of Norway. Nordic researchers constitute 25 percent of this population.

In 1991 Norway had approximately 1200 foreign researchers, a number that had grown to 2600 in 2001. However, in this period the total number of researchers in Norway has grown.

The percentage of foreign researchers is now 12, compared to 9 in 1991. Nordic researchers constitute 25 percent of the population, with approximately 700 persons. The data shows that Swedish researchers constitute the largest group with 300 persons, followed by Germany, Denmark, Great Britain and USA, each with 200-300 persons. Half og the foreign researchers are employed at the univeristies, whereas the rest work at institutes or university colleges.
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