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People and figures

For every three staff members, two are contractual.
Staff members younger than 40 mostly have a contractual position, while older staff members are more often statutory.
At the end of 2018, a total of 34 non-Belgians (21% of the staff) worked at the Institute. This brings us to a total of 20 different nationalities (including Belgian) stretching over 3 continents.
The overall male-female ratio was 70% men compared to 30% women.
More than 80% of the personnel has a Master’s degree or Master of Science degree.
Only 25% of the female employees are statutory, as opposed to 38% of the male employees.
BIRA-IASB's scientific activities strongly rely on the support of services such as engineering, IT, communication, administration and infrastructure.