International academic talent important for the economic development of the region South-Holland

'Attracting academic talent is imperative for the universities. I don’t know of any research group these days without international postdocs. It is not just their international expertise and contribution to our scientific work that matters.

They also bring new methods and perspectives with them and, crucially, contacts from institutions across the world.' says Prof. Pancras Hogendoorn, member of the LEaDing Fellows Steering Committee and dean of Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and also a member of the Zuid-Holland Economic Board.

‘The term knowledge economy is made up of two words that precisely define what it means: the link between investing in knowledge and economic prosperity. In my view, you cannot apply a successful economic strategy without strong knowledge institutions. And, for that, we also need international scientific talent.’

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