PhD and postdoc event

Visit to Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

19 February 2020 from 13:00 to 17:00 hrs
Centraal Bureau voor Statistiek, Henri Faasdreef 312, 2492 JP Den Haag
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The Academy’s Careers Centre is organising a series of visits to various organisations for PhD students and postdocs who want to explore career opportunities. Taking part gives them the opportunity to get to know an organisation better and see what career opportunities it may offer, as well as to make relevant contacts.

Target group

PhD students and postdocs who wish to explore career opportunities by taking a look at various relevant organisations.


The half-day visit will comprise:

  • Welcome (tea and coffee will be provided)
  • Presentation about The CBS
  • Presentation about The CBS’s research programmes
  • Presentation about career opportunities within the CBS and what the CBS looks for in prospective employees
  • 'Speed-dating' session

Statistics Netherlands

In a society in which the volume of information is growing explosively, it’s crucial to have free access to comprehensive, reliable data. As the Netherlands’s primary statistical agency, Statistics Netherlands (“the CBS”) provides reliable statistical information and data so as to clarify issues affecting the country. By doing so, it supports public debate, policy development and decision-making, thus contributing to prosperity, well-being, and democracy.

The CBS was set up in 1899 to meet the need for independent, reliable information to understand societal issues. It still plays that role and has grown to become an innovative knowledge organisation that continuously applies new technologies and developments so as to guarantee the quality of the data and its own independent position.

For more information, please visit the CBS’s website.