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Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

In a society where the amount of information is growing explosively, free access to reliable and integral data is crucial. As the national statistical office, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) provides reliable statistical information and data to produce insight into social issues, thus supporting the public debate, policy development and decision-making while contributing to prosperity, well-being and democracy.

CBS was established in 1899 in response to the need for independent and reliable information that advances the understanding of social issues. This is still the main role of CBS. Through time, CBS has grown into an innovative knowledge institution, with continuous adoption of new technologies and developments in order to safeguard the quality of its data and its independent position.

Making an impact

Everything we do at CBS has a tremendous social and economic impact. Based on our independent and reliable information, key policy decisions are taken by government institutions in The Hague and Brussels. Provinces, municipalities and businesses as well as individual citizens benefit from our research results, which make the headlines every single day.

Our IT specialists develop, test and monitor the applications used by our researchers. They maintain our networks and work on innovative projects together with Google and Microsoft, among others. CBS is continually focused on innovation: we are working on a big data infrastructure that is both unique in the world and state of the art. We are engaging in ambitious IT projects at every level in the organisation, from the collection to the processing of our data and from automation to our own newsroom.

Big data is becoming increasingly important. As an information service provider and high-tech IT organisation, CBS regularly has job opportunities for innovative researchers and ambitious IT specialists whose aim is to pioneer at the forefront of their discipline.

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