Our mission

SOFI-expertise is a collaboration of the Dutch Universities, the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and the Dutch Research Council (NWOi).with the aim of sharing, developing, and securing knowledge in the field of global mobility of research and teaching staff.

Our impact

Since it was established in 2006, SOFI-expertise has developed into a collaboration with impact. We handle almost all applications for the 30%-ruling in the Dutch scientific research and teaching sector; – over 3.000 global mobility queries annually. We also contribute to the further development of the internationalization staff at our member universities by offering training programs, continuously publishing news articles and managing our knowledge library at ‘sofi-expertise.topdesk.net

What our partners are saying
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“Sofi employees always and proactively think along in solutions. During a conversation, the answer to another ongoing case was given in passing. So the necessary time is saved!”

-Payroll & Tax service, Wageningen University and Research

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“Over the past few years we have asked SOFI expertise for advice in multiple cross-border labour cases. Despite the complexity of most of the cases SOFI’s advice is specific and to the point and well founded in terms of rules, regulations and legislation. We are most satisfied with SOFI’s services.”

- Cross-border labour team, University of Groningen

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“In my work as an HR advisor at an international university, I am very happy with SOFI-Expertise. Every question I have in the field of cross-border work, SOFI-Expertise answers with a lot of expertise and kindness.”

- Samantha Koot, HR advisor, Tilburg University

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The purpose of our collaboration
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is what Aristotle ones said. This definitely applies to our collaboration.

Due to increased globalization, you as an employer are increasingly faced with cross-border jurisdiction issues. The available capacity and knowledge in the field of cross-border work and global mobility within your own institution is often scarce, sometimes only entrusted to one person. By participating in our collaboration this vulnerability can be removed.

Our team and collaborators

Erik van Beers


Alpana Singh

Manager – Applications & Data Privacy

Geny Santurio Gonzalez

Labour Law Advisor

Raquel Lopez

Back-office Support

Linda Theunissen

Training Coordinator

Anne Dikhooff

HR Employee

Anne Steenwelle

Payroll Administrator

Helma Tits

Operations Coordinator