Brain gain:
The Higher Education Policy Institute has just published a major report, Brain Drain: Migration of Academic Staff to and from the UK. The title is somewhat misleading, since they found that arrivals outweight departures. Most of those emigrating are young researchers going to the USA, sharpening their skills but then returning home after a few years. Young European researchers do the same, but are coming to the UK instead of to the USA. We also draw in more researchers from the USA than we loose to it. The report’s research methodology seems sound, so it’s heartening news that – at least among academics, if not creatives – the “brain drain” is not actually happening.