ERIC Number: ED082939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Scientists Abroad. A Study of the International Movement of Persons in Science and Technology.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
An assessment of the international movement of persons in the fields of science and technology is presented in this book issued by UNESCO in 1971 on the basis of questionnaire responses. The first questionnaire used was concerned with travel by scientists, engineers, and technicians; and the second dealt with foreign students in international organizations and non-governmental institutions. The book is divided into three sections. The first section presents a general summary of application of science and technology to national development, spectra of scientific and technological activities, classes of skilled personnel, various types of movement, and outflow of talented persons in developing countries. The second section is related to survey content and responses, foreign students' major fields, criteria for selection of students studying abroad, and governmental comments on the movement. The third section deals with measures to encourage students' return, increase the benefits of movement, and minimize brain drain. Further research in the problems is recommended. Included in the appendices are the 1969 questionnaire to Member States and the 1970 questionnaire to organizations. (CC)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Engineering Education, Foreign Students, International Education, Labor Utilization, Professional Personnel, Science Education, Surveys
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).