Transnational mobility networks and academic social capital among early‐career academics: beyond common‐sense assumptions
The imperative of academic mobility is rooted in the assumption that mobility contributes to academic excellence because it allows academics to build transnational academic networks. Based on biographical interviews and an analysis of the mobility networks of early‐career academics at three universities (Zurich, Cambridge, and UCLA), we examine the composition of these academics’ networks at different times and discuss the role of transnational ties within them.
Study Shows How Italy Faces Brain Drain That Defies Expectations
A brain drain of emigrating researchers might not be as bad as it sounds for Italy, according to an analysis that found that the worst-performing - as well as the best - researchers were leaving the country.
U.S. Climate Scientists Flee For France To 'Make Our Planet Great Again'
Fourteen climate researchers, including six from U.S. universities, have been selected for French President Emmanuel Macron’s “Make Our Planet Great Again” initiative. The scientists applied to move to France to carry out climate science projects in the country’s top research laboratories.
Science and engineering fields saw a 6 percent decrease in international graduate students from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017, and almost all of that decrease was concentrated in two fields: computer science and engineering. This follows steady increases from 2005 to 2015 and comes at a time when demand for tech workers outstrips supply.