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International mobility can benefit both source and destination countries

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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