07 février 2015

Brain drain: which UK regions hold on to their graduates?

The Guardian homeBy . The east Midlands has the lowest retention of graduates of any UK region while Northern Ireland has the highes. More...

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21 décembre 2014

University funding reform ‘will cause brain drain’ to London

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Unfashionable areas of study face funding cuts under new proposals. Ministers have been warned of a potential “brain drain” of researchers away from smaller universities and a further concentration of talent in London and the south-east if they go ahead with a major funding reform. More...

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07 décembre 2014

Over 100,000 Greek Scientists Working Abroad

By Ioanna Zikakou. In the midst of the financial crisis that hit Greece over 5 years ago, young people are leaving the country in search for a better future. This is another tragic side effect of the crisis that has cost Greece some of its brightest young scientists.
More than 100,000 Greek scientists are working or looking for a better job position abroad. Meanwhile, 30,000 Greeks are also studying out of the country and plan on setting up their lives away from their homeland. See more...

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22 novembre 2014

A matter of honours - China is trying to reverse its brain drain

FINE porcelain, Chinese-landscape scrolls and calligraphy adorn the office of Shi Yigong, dean of the School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Little about his ornamentation hints at Mr Shi’s 18 years in America, where, like thousands of Chinese students, he decamped for graduate study in the early 1990s. Mr Shi eventually became a professor at Princeton University but he began to feel like a “bystander” as his native country started to prosper. In 2008, at the age of 40, he returned to his homeland. He was one of the most famous Chinese scholars to do so; an emblem for the government’s attempts to match its academic achievements to its economic ones. More...

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16 novembre 2014

Minimising brain drain – The pros and cons

By Laura W Perna, Kata Orosz and Zakir Jumakulov. One approach that governments around the world use to build their nation’s human capital is to offer subsidies that enable students in the home country to study at post-secondary education institutions in other nations. This approach is particularly popular in nations that are, using the definition of the World Economic Forum, transitioning from an efficiency-driven to an innovation-driven economy. Read more...

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05 novembre 2014

Northern Ireland brain drain: 'The majority of our young who leave will never return'

Belfast TelegraphBy Professor Patrick Johnston, vice-chancellor Queen's University Belfast, and Professor Richard Barnett, vice-chancellor University of Ulster. One of Northern Ireland's greatest natural resources is our skilled, talented people. People who are the lifeblood of local and international businesses, the research base and ultimately, our economy.
Higher education contributes £1.5bn annually to the local economy, and is a key economic driver providing 8,000 high-quality graduates each year who are sought after by investors and indigenous businesses. More...

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23 octobre 2014

Les diplômés ne quittent pas la France

VousNousIlsPar Sandra Ktourza. Dans Les Echos, Pierre-Henri Bono, cher­cheur au LIEPP de Sciences-Po, juge qu'il n'y a pas de fuite des cer­veaux en France. Un point de vue unanime ?
C'est un avis que l'on n'a pas cou­tume d'entendre sou­vent en France. Dans une tri­bune inti­tu­lée "La fuite des cer­veaux, un fan­tasme fran­çais" publiée par Les Echos, le cher­cheur Pierre-Henri Bono, direc­teur de pro­jet au LIEPP (Laboratoire inter­dis­ci­pli­naire d'évaluation des poli­tiques publiques) de Sciences-Po, s'intéresse à l'exode des diplô­més français. Suite de l'article...

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19 octobre 2014

'Brain drain' sets in at Greek universities as thousands study abroad

More and more Greeks are moving to Germany to complete their university studies in the hope of improving their chances in the job market. Radical cuts continue to threaten the quality of teaching in Greece.
Despite the quality of degrees in their homeland, an increasing number of Greek students are moving abroad to study. In Germany alone, between 2012 and 2013, the number of Greek students rose by 13 percent. In 2012, Germany's Federal Statistical Office totaled almost 6,000 Greek students, of which more than 1,100 had directly begun their studies in Germany. More...

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13 octobre 2014

Peruvian scientists unhappy with ‘brain gain’ scheme

By Zoraida Portillo. When Maria Quintana returned from her high-tech lab in Sweden to Peru’s National University of Engineering in 2011, she was dismayed to find herself sharing a small, plywood room with three other researchers, faced with broken equipment and without the chemicals she needed for her solar power research. Read more...

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21 septembre 2014

Fellowships: Turning brain drain into brain circulation

https://p4.storage.canalblog.com/47/93/1154600/98964068.pngBy Torsten Wiesel. Overseas scholarships that encourage scientists to return to their home countries are helping to rebuild science in Latin America, says Torsten Wiesel.
It takes a long time for a country to build a strong base in science, but only a short time to destroy it. Germany was a sad example. It was a world leader in the sciences for more than a century, until its science base was demolished during the Nazi era, and the country ceded its position to the United States. It has taken decades for Germany to rise again to its current level of excellence. More...

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