International mobility can benefit both source and destination countries
Benefits to the UK:
- high-quality researchers
- access to mix of skills
- wider supply of well-qualified researchers
- development of international networks
Benefits to Source Countries:
- access to networks and skills
- UK is host to many EU-funded early career researchers and doctoral students, many of whom will return home with skills, knowledge and networks
- 40% of foreign-born researchers report on-going research collaborations with researchers in their countries of origin
Adapted from International mobility of researchers: A review of the literature by Susan Guthrie, Catherine Lichten, Jennie Corbett and Steven Wooding, RR-1991/1-RS, 2017, available at https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1991.html.
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