Italy: Brain Drain or Brain Circulation?

  • Chantal Saint-Blancat University of Padua
Keywords: Italy, brain drain, brain circulation, Italian scientists, Europe, scientific diaspora


Giving a Voice to Italian Scientists in Europe, a research project based on 83 in-depth interviews and a subsequent online survey, shows that transforming brain drain into brain circulation or into a potential scientific diaspora is not an easy task. Overturning Italy’s low level of investment in R&D and building reciprocal acknowledgment and trust between scientists abroad and in their country are identified as prerequisites for this transformation.

How to Cite
Saint-Blancat, C. (2018). Italy: Brain Drain or Brain Circulation?. International Higher Education, (96), 10-11.
Mobility and Internationalization