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Global mobility of research and innovation personnel evidence report

Report summarising evidence on the movement of researchers between countries, with a focus on researchers entering the UK

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Global mobility of research and innovation personnel evidence report (digital design version)

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This report is based on the key findings of different sources of evidence on the international mobility of researchers, especially in relation to their entry to the UK. The evidence summarised in the report was published between 2013 and 2023.

The report includes:

  • what makes the UK attractive
  • the impact of international mobility and collaboration
  • areas for future research
  • limitations of the evidence base
  • next steps
  • methodology (in accessible HTML version only)
  • bibliography of evidence (in accessible HTML version only)

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  • 11 December 2023
    Updated report published

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