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People and figures

The highest percentage of women in level D. In the higher levels the percentages of women vary between 25 and 31%.
Across the different levels of the hierarchy in our institute, women hold 9 out of 31 leadership positions (or 29%).
The aim is to achieve a better balance and an inclusive practice of science in all its richness.
The share of contractual employees among scientists is much higher than in support services.
In 2020, 30% of the institute's staff are women (=49 persons). 70% (=112 persons) are male.
36 people of foreign nationality. 16 different nationalities.
The proportion of scientists has increased, while the support staff has proportionally decreased.
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.
Staff members younger than 40 mostly have a contractual position, while older staff members are more often statutory.
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.
For every three staff members, two are contractual.