13 avril 2017

Is the brain drain always negative?

By Jamil Salmi and Katya Salmi. According to the United Nations, there were 244 million international migrants in 2015, representing a growth of 41% since 2000. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development or OECD countries host nearly 50% of the world’s migrants, with a higher rate of highly skilled migration (tertiary-educated) than net migration. More...

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Plea to universities to alleviate Syria’s brain drain

By Nic Mitchell. The Institute of International Education, or IIE, wants every one of the 15,000 universities around the world to offer a tuition-free place to one Syrian student and rescue one Syrian academic displaced by the civil war. More...

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12 avril 2017

China steps up its brain gain drive to attract and retain overseas talent

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Features, Yojana Sharma outlines new measures taken by China to lure overseas talent – including international students and Chinese who left for a foreign education – in its bid to become an innovation economy. And Tunde Fatunde reports on calls for government action in Nigeria after university students emerge as prime targets in a fraudulent Ponzi scheme.
   In Commentary, Anand Kulkarni says the Global Talent Competitiveness Index shows the importance of a broader set of capabilities in attracting and retaining the best talent than are covered in university rankings, such as lifestyle and tolerance for immigrants. Futao Huang outlines the changes that have occurred in doctoral education in China in the past decades – including a considerable shift from Soviet to US influence – and some of the challenges ahead. Robert Coelen describes how proposed changes to Dutch legislation will enhance higher education internationalisation, encouraging recruitment of young international scholars to the Netherlands and of more students at offshore campuses. Ruwayshid Ali wonders if dramatic cuts to student admissions and scholarships in Saudi Arabia amid falling oil prices are the right strategy. And Rahul Choudaha says universities will need to be innovative to overcome the challenges to international student mobility posed by the collision of political changes in leading destination countries with economic changes in major source countries.
   In World Blog, Nita Temmerman cautions university teachers to be aware of the effect their feedback to students has on the motivation and morale of the student.
   In our Q&A section, Ramadhan Rajab interviews Professor Mohamed Ahmed Jimale about the state of higher education in Somalia, which is beginning to recover after a 23-year civil war.
   Last but not least, you are invited to register for the upcoming free webinar on “International Student Mobility Trends: Shifting recruitment priorities and strategies”, to be held on 12 April, hosted by University World News in partnership with DrEducation and StudyPortals. More...

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23 février 2017

Canada’s accidental brain drain

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Canada’s accidental brain drain
Adam Crymble, University Affairs, 2017/01/26
According to this article, "Canada has relied upon its supposedly self-evident and enduring allure to bring expats back," it is losing too many of its best and brightest, and "ending the brain drain should be a priority for the federal minister of innovation." I don't agree. More...

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01 février 2017

"Si l'université ne se réorganise pas, on va perdre nos cerveaux"

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "lepoint.fr"Aujourd'hui avocat, Louis Vogel fut président de la Conférence des présidents d'université. Un regard décapant sur les dysfonctionnements de la France. Voir l'article...

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24 janvier 2017

Finland’s Brain Drain

HomeBy Ellie Bothwell for Times Higher Education. Finnish academics fear that government funding cuts could result in long-term damage to the country’s higher education sector after figures showed an increase in the number of highly educated people moving abroad, while evidence mounts that leading academics are leaving to take up positions elsewhere. Read more...

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26 septembre 2016

Solving the problems of medical brain drain

By Gillian Brock. There is a major shortage of human resources available to meet enormous contemporary healthcare needs. The World Health Organization estimates the global shortage to be approximately 7.2 million healthcare workers, with the shortage particularly acute in low-income countries where health needs are greatest. Read more...

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15 août 2016

Science talent to leave UK post-Brexit, survey warns

By Yojana Sharma. A survey of academics in the United Kingdom has found that some world-class scientists have already turned down posts at universities in the UK since the referendum in June that voted in favour of Britain leaving the European Union and one in five were planning to leave UK research posts, citing Brexit as the reason. Read more...

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15 juillet 2016

Is Panama on the verge of a scientific brain drain?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "sfgate.com logo"By Javier E. Sanchez-Galan. Government support for research into new scientific learning and new technologies is crucial – and difficult to get. What little money is available is hotly contested among researchers. They fight to justify investing taxpayer dollars in projects that at times appear risky, but offer significant returns if they are successful – solving global problems, advancing human knowledge and improving economic development. More...

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08 juillet 2016

Quand APB encourage la fuite des cerveaux

Par Sophie de Tarlé. On critique beaucoup le système Admission Post-Bac et sa supposée complexité. Mais selon Sophie de Tarlé, rédactrice en chef du Figaro Étudiant, ce n’est pas à la plateforme APB qu’il faut s’attaquer, mais à l’interdiction de la sélection à l’université. Suite...

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