Drivers and Dynamics of High-Skilled Migration
This project (2012-2014) aims to improve understanding of the drivers and dynamics of high‐skilled migration, and in particular the role of policy in this type of migration. A key focus is on the mobility of students and academics within the global South and North, including increasing migration to developing countries.
The project will comprise international surveys among students and longitudinal data analysis of migration flows.
High-skilled and student migration are among the fastest growing migration phenomena in the world, but we have little knowledge about the effectiveness of policies to attract the ‘best and brightest’.
IMI will collect and make available to the public unique data, and generate evidence-based research to the benefit of the global research and policy community.
This project is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a philanthropic, not-for-profit grantmaking institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance.