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January 23, 2022

Erudera: A 49.7% increase of Romanian international staff in UK since 2014/15

The United Kingdom has seen a 49.7 percent increase in the number of international staff from Romania during the 2018/19 academic year compared to 2014/15.

Romania is one of the top 20 countries with the most significant change in international academic staff working at UK higher education institutions, Erudera.com reports. According to the data provided, in 2018/19 there were 1,295 academic staff working in the UK.

Gent Ukëhajdaraj from Erudera attributes this increase to the prestigious reputation of UK universities, their history, quality education, and the multi-cultural environment they provide.

“The UK is the second most popular study destination worldwide, which makes it a very attractive country not just for students but for academic staff as well. The reputation of universities like Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, as well as the UK higher education system continues to fascinate ambitious people who want to make a larger impact,” Ukëhajdaraj said.

The top academic disciplines where Romanian academic staff at UK higher education institutions were working on were:

Engineering & Technology – 185
Medicine, dentistry & health – 130
Social studies – 130
Biological, mathematical & physical sciences – 125
Administration & business studies – 80

According to official statistics, 91,805 out of the total number of academic staff working at UK higher education institutions in 2018/19 were international. The top five countries of nationality for international staff at UK higher education institutions were Italy, Ireland, Germany, China and the United States. 58.4% of international staff were EU nationals.


About Erudera


Erudera is the world’s first education search platform backed by AI.

Erudera’s mission is to completely change the way students research their university and study program options using technology, make it easier for them to make decisions based on data and detailed information, and help more students make their dream of studying abroad a reality.

Using Erudera, students will be able to find their ideal university and study program recommended to them based on their personality, academic achievements, career prospects, and personal preferences, so they can do better research, compare available options, and come to a better decision on their own.


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