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Brain Drain in higher education – European context

March 12, 2021

This report looks to address the topic of Brain Drain in an international context, focusing on the impact on Higher Education within the European Higher Education Area.  We have assessed the underlying mechanisms contributing to Brain Drain and the potential measures for convergence to Brain Circulation, considering economic, social, and educational factors. Our conclusions point to discrepancies in national legislation between the EU and non-EU countries, contributing to highly-skilled individuals’ emigration. Developing internationalisation, recognition of prior learning, institutional transparency and research investments are only some of the measures contributing to Brain Drain mitigation. Removing technical and structural barriers and improving students` conditions can lead to mobile yet stable Brain Migration across EHEA.

Link to the report: BRAIN DRAIN IN HIGHER EDUCATION- EUROPEAN CONTEXT

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