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Homecoming scientist. Repatriating talent

TROITSK HALL, October 17 10:00 — 11:15

Since the beginning of Perestroika, more than two hundred thousand scientists have left Russia. In the Global Talent Competitiveness Index of the INSEAD International Business School, whose aim is to assess the resources and efforts expended by states on developing human capital, Russia has entered the top 10 countries in the section "brain drain". The main reasons for scientists and talent immigrating are the feeling of professional uselessness in country, economic problems and lack of confidence in the future, the loss of hope for improvement, anxiety for their children’s future and their education levels. Is it possible to expect changes in the situation on any of the above mentioned points? How is it possible to reverse the “brain drain”?
What are the results of the program for returning talented fellow citizens living abroad? What is preventing us from achieving better results?
What conditions, comparable to foreign ones, are necessary for "returning" scientists to work and live?
In the West, science is created in universities and national laboratories, in Russia it is mainly academic. Are the RAS institutes ready for the return of "retrained" scientists?
In its attempts to try and stop the "brain drain", the state sends talented young people to study abroad free of charge on condition of later working in Russia. How successful are such programs?

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