Here to Stay

Where the United States Stands in the International Competition for STEM Talent

  • Jack Corrigan Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology
  • Remco Zwetsloot Center for Strategic and International Studies
Keywords: International students, immigration, talent, stay rates, STEM, technology competition, brain drain

Abstract

Today, the United States is a top destination for international students pursuing doctoral degrees in STEM fields. Contrary to some claims, the vast majority of these students choose to stay in the United States after graduation. This ability to attract and retain top talent gives the United States a significant advantage. However, the country risks losing this edge if it fails to reform its immigration process to keep up with other countries.

Author Biographies

Jack Corrigan , Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology

Jack Corrigan is a research analyst at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, DC, US. Email: jack.corrigan@georgetown.edu

Remco Zwetsloot, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Remco Zwetsloot is a Trustee Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC, US. Twitter: @r_zwetsloot

Published
2022-01-07
How to Cite
Corrigan , J., & Zwetsloot, R. (2022). Here to Stay. International Higher Education, (109), 22-24. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14491
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Articles