[Paleopsych] CHE: Europe Strives to Keep Its Scientists at Home
Werbos, Dr. Paul J.
paul.werbos at verizon.net
Mon Aug 30 20:12:49 UTC 2004
At 10:40 AM 8/30/2004 -0400, Premise Checker wrote:
>Europe Strives to Keep Its Scientists at Home
>The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4.9.3
> The continent battles the lure of U.S. labs, but some researchers say
> the 'brain drain' is overstated
> By AISHA LABI
> Europeans have worried for decades about the loss of top scientific
> talent to the United States, and some recent studies show that the
> "brain drain" is getting worse.
> Now Europe is fighting back, with new steps designed to keep
> scientists at home.
> Some researchers, however, argue that their colleagues are overstating
> the problem. And some see hope that recent changes, such as
> limitations on stem-cell research in the United States, are
> encouraging more scientists to stay in Europe.
A department chair of a major engineering university came to an interview
last year -- and said only about 5 percent of their PhD candidates are US
That's probably about typical. Many, many consequences.
But -- the post 9/11 cutting in half of the pool will have a big impact.
Of course, technology is just one area. We have many more
It is sad to hear people in the capitol talking about the US technological
China and India... when a majority of our engineers are actually from
there, and are not
always sympathetic with recent trends.
Of course, am understating it all.
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