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Number of higher education teachers in France 2008-2017

This statistic illustrates the evolution of the number of teachers in the higher education institutions in France between 2008 and 2017. During the 2016-2017 school year, nearly 70,000 teachers were employed in universities and other higher education institutions in France.

Number of teachers in the higher education in France from 2008 to 2017*

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Release date

September 2017



Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Special properties

Metropolitan France and overseas

Supplementary notes

* Heads of clinics, assistants and university hospital practitioners, instructors, temporary teaching and research associates and contract doctoral students are not included in higher education. Are taken into account the teachers in IUFM / ESPÉ.

From 2011, the island of Mayotte is included in the data.

The source adds the following information: "Since 2006, no longer counted persons paid on regularization advance accounts (some of the teachers in Greta for example), nor the technicians and workers in charge of local authorities. In 2008, the staff of institutions having acquired their autonomy in higher education were not taken into account. "

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