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Triggering Skilled Migration: Factors Influencing the Mobility of Early Career Scientists to Germany

This policy brief examines the factors that influence the mobility of highly-skilled personnel to Germany, with a focus on early career and doctoral scientists in the natural sciences. It takes into account the legal frameworks in place at the national and EU level to attract the highly-skilled, as well as "mobility triggers" such as networks, undergraduate mobility and family contexts, which also have an effect on the decision to migrate. Finally, the brief offers some suggestions on how knowledge of these triggers could help Germany increase its inflow of highly-skilled people. (Published 2/2007)

   
Die Mobilität von Hochqualifizierten ist stärker von individuellen Erwägungen geprägt: bezüglich der Möglichkeiten, in ihrem Fachgebiet effektiv und erfolgreich zu arbeiten, sowie ihrer familiären und persönlichen Lebensumstände.

Jessica Guth

Introduction

The debate surrounding the need for highly-skilled personnel in Germany is often carried out in the media and in public discussion. The competition for well-qualified staff has long been discussed in terms of "brain gain" and "brain drain". Weiter...

Peter Werning bringt der sudanesischen Ärztin Fatima Musa (r) die deutsche Sprache im Rahmen eines Patientengespräches am 29.11.2011 in einem Notfallraum des Städtischen Klinikums in Braunschweig näher. Ein spezieller Sprachkurs hilft ausländischen Ärzten und Pflegern im Braunschweiger Klinikum den teils verwirrenden deutschen Begriffen auf die Spur zu kommen.

Jessica Guth

Why is everyone talking about mobility?

According to the European Commission, "human resources are, to a large extent, the key of research efforts, excellence and performances. The number of researchers and their mobility are two important aspects of this issue." Weiter...

Broschüren mit dem Titel «Arbeitsrecht Informationen für Arbeitnehmer und Arbeitgeber»

Jessica Guth

What legal framework is in place in Germany to attract highly-skilled workers?

The legal framework affecting the movement of highly-skilled workers to Germany is comprised of legislation at both the EU and national level. At the EU level, Regulation 1612/68, gives individuals the right to take up employment in another member state. Weiter...

Die italienische Biologin Maria Rosa Spina, Biochemiker Sanjoy Roychowdhury aus Indien und Prof. Dr. Gerald Wolf (l-r) arbeiten am 09.08.2000 gemeinsam im Labor des Instituts für Neurobiologie an der Otto-von Guericke-Universität Magdeburg.

Who is coming to Germany? The data issue

Together with France and the UK, Germany employed 54% of all full time research and development workers in the EU25 in 2003. Germany is attractive to foreign researchers and was chosen as one of the top destinations for scientists. Weiter...

Mit dem diesjährigen internationalen Forschungspreis der italienischen Nunzio Pascale-Stiftung ist Dr. Carlo Pergola vom Institut für Pharmazie der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena ausgezeichnet worden (Foto vom 07.07.2011). Gemeinsam mit Kollegen aus Jena, Tübingen und Neapel (Italien) ist es dem Nachwuchswissenschaftler gelungen, einen neuen Wirkstoff-Kandidaten zur Behandlung von Allergien und Entzündungen ausfindig zu machen.

How is the mobility of early career scientists affected by national legislation and EU enlargement?

Legal provisions affecting access to labour markets and social security provisions as well as administrative procedures for taking up employment seem to play a significant role in scientists' choice of destination. Weiter...

Abschlussfeier der Uni Bonn

Other factors influencing the mobility of scientists and their choice of destination: mobility triggers

Traditional migration literature tends to view the motivation for moving and the choice of destination country in terms of push and pull factors. Basic economic migration models emphasise the role of wage differentials as reasons for migrating. Weiter...

Jessica Guth

Conclusions

The preceding points have highlighted the subtle and complex nature of the factors that shape and influence the mobility of early career scientists. A better understanding of the issues faced by scientists can be a tool in shaping policy decisions. Weiter...

Triggering Skilled Migration

References and further reading

Here you can find a list of references as well as further reading for the Policy Brief "Triggering Skilled Migration: Factors Influencing the Mobility of Early Career Scientists to Germany" by Jessica Guth. Weiter...

 

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Zahlen zu Asyl in Deutschland

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