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Infographic: Scientists on the move

Today scientists are more mobile than ever. They travel across the world to exchange knowledge, to collect research data or to collaborate with colleagues in international projects. Did you know that Germany is one of the most important host countries for internationally mobile scientists? 

Why do scientists go abroad? Which countries do they mainly come from? The infographic “Scientists on the move” has answers to these and other questions on the topic.

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Your experiences on academic mobility

What have been your experiences as a mobile researcher? What tips could you give your colleagues who are planning a research residency abroad? Share your experiences and comment below.

November 2016

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Juan Carlos Schiappa-Pietra
19 September 2019

Hi!
There is a mistake in the text published and would kindly ask your help to correct it.
It says:
Is there an international standard to measure who is a scientist and who is not? Such a standard would help to know who is doing comparative research about national scientific communities, country per country.
It should say:
Is there an international standard to measure who is a scientist and who is not? Such as standard would help to know who is doing scientific research, country per country and help in this way for compartive research about each national scientific community.
(In no case there was an intention to question the work of those involved in this interesting report)
Thanks!

Juan Carlos Schiappa-Pietra
18 September 2019

Hi!
1. In a different report, I read recently that Germany ranked third in the world in scientific research (which I understand is measured by the number of scientists). Do you know the reason why in this report Germany ranks in fourth place? Is there an international standard to measure who is a scientist and who is not? Such a standard would help to know who is doing comparative research about national scientific communities, country per country.

2. In this study do you differentiate between technical development and scientific development? A new type of superconductive material will be a scientific break thought but a new type of hammer or screwdriver would be a technical improvement.

3. The figure of a country with 350,000 full-time scientists is pretty impressive. However, considering that in the future the single most relevant economic difference between countries will be knowledge, do you foresee from a national and international perspective and increase in the size of the scientific community?
4. It is really sad to find a small contribution to scientific mobility by Africa and South America.
Does Germany consider helping in closing this gap with more frequent exchange with this non-privileged scientific communities?

Noor Cahyo, Dr.
21 June 2018

Germany, is known as high-tech country. But, I don't hear his reputation about marine geoscience exploration yet. It'll be better, when we could joint research of this field more intensively and seriously.

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