Immigrants and descendants of immigrants account for a quarter of all research staff across Norway’s higher education institutions in 2014, a working paper has found.
The working paper was produced by the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (Nifu) and published on 7 December. It found that the proportion of immigrants among researchers in Norway was significantly higher than amongst the general or student populations.
The proportion of immigrants and their descendants among researchers increased from 17 per cent in 2007 to 25 per cent in 2014, according to the study. In the same period, the proportion of immigrants among the general population increased from 10 per cent to 16 per cent.