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Young scientists criticise Dutch support for refugee academics

Tax rules and lack of grants place burden on at-risk scholars, report says

The Dutch system to support scientists seeking refuge in the country is not working well, despite a heightened awareness of their plight, the country’s Young Academy has warned.

The collective of young scientists, part of the KNAW science academy, said the war in Ukraine had brought pre-existing problems to the surface. In a report published on 23 January, it highlighted a series of hurdles preventing refugee scientists from settling in the Netherlands.

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