About us

AcademicTransfer is the top career platform for those who work in science and academia. For every academic and researcher, in any phase of their career and in any sector or field. For over 20 years, AcademicTransfer has been filling vacancies at universities, university medical centres, research institutes, universities of applied science and the business community.

Millions of highly educated researchers from around the world rely on AcademicTransfer when looking for a job; on average, each job vacancy posted yields ten qualified candidates. Via AcademicTransfer, you'll find the highly educated talent you're looking for.

The cooperative

AcademicTransfer was founded in 1997 as an initiative of:

  • The VSNU, the Association of Universities in the Netherlands
  • The NFU, the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres
  • The WVOI, the Employers' Association of Research Institutes

Initially, the goal was to increase the transparency of the academic job market – and to do this via a single shared website. The plan was successful: AcademicTransfer quickly expanded into the premier signboard for all academic and scientific vacancies in the Netherlands.

Since 2008, AcademicTransfer has been a cooperative association of Dutch knowledge institutions: the Dutch universities, university medical centres and research organisations NWO, KNAW and the KB.

Mission & vision

Reaching the world's best scientists and academics and getting them interested in a career in the Netherlands: this is our mission. By presenting a united front to the job market, we strengthen the visibility and international position of Dutch science. This joint effort is the foundation on which AcademicTransfer is built and what makes us unique; no other country has adopted such an approach.

Our objective is to develop into a career platform where scientists and academics come together and support one another as they take further steps in their careers. We firmly believe in establishing a long-term connection between candidates and organisations. And we naturally intend to do this by offering the best experience, utilising the latest technologies.