About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to showcase discussions on the engagement of scientific diasporas for the development of their country of origin. The intense mobility experienced by scientists from the Global South could become an asset for developing countries to have access to the knowledge and technology they desperately need to tackle their challenges. Highly educated human resources emigrate due to numerous factors; articulating such valuable scientific diasporas and channeling their contributions to strengthen the science and technology contexts back home requires decisive, effective, and good quality policies. The first step requires identifying, mapping, and characterizing such a scientific workforce. Then, devising mechanisms, incentives and designing sustained policies becomes mandatory.
We invite manuscripts in relation to engaging scientific diasporas for development in the following subtopics:
● Brain Drain, Brain Gain, Brain Circulation
● Scientific mobility and migration of skilled talent - Socio-economic, cultural, political, and institutional aspects.
● Knowledge Networks and Technology Transfer
● Scientific Diaspora and Capacity Building
● Identities, Cultures, and Global Scientists
● Mega Science and International Research Consortia
● International STEM Education
● Science Diplomacy/Innovation Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
● Gender, Equity and Science Diasporas
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Keywords: Scientific Workforce, Scientific Diasporas, STI Policy, Diaspora Scientists, Scientist Mobility, Knowledge Networks
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