Scientists worry Washington’s political crackdown may lead to Chinese brain-drain

There have been increasing reports on probes or arrests involving scientists of Chinese descent by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, raising doubts over the agency’s claim that it does not conduct investigations based solely on race, ethnicity or national origin. Enditem

Brain drain: Loss of leadership experience at Air NZ raises culture concerns for union

Like the Government, Air New Zealand went hard and early in its response to Covid-19. Just days into New Zealand’s alert level 4 lockdown in March the airline said it would be downsizing to a third of what it was pre-pandemic.

Woman, 23, is diagnosed with a brain bleed that had been a hidden ‘ticking time bomb’ since birth after collapsing on a night out with friends

Cabin crew member Jade, who now has aphasia (a condition affecting her speech), dyslexia and a loss of part of her eyesight, remained in hospital from November 9 to December 18 and had to learn how to read, write, walk and talk all over again.

NEP 2020 is a major step towards making India a knowledge economy, says PM Modi

“The prime minister said good ideas, no matter where they emerge from, should be adopted. NEP is a major step towards making India a knowledge economy. To tackle brain drain, we have allowed the best global varsities to come to India. We have to promote technological solutions in our colleges and universities,” he said.

Higher education in the UK is morally bankrupt. I’m taking my family and my research millions, and I’m off

On the day we learned that my wife’s British citizenship application had been successful, my son broke down in tears. For months he had worried that his mother would be “deported” after ministers – Theresa May, Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd, Brandon Lewis – said that EU citizens could be made to leave. The Brexit decision […]

Former Brazilian ministers slam budget cuts to science and technology

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Education is collateral damage of rising tensions

According to an online petition started by one of the university’s alumni, the fields of the scholars’ work do not pose security risks to the university or the US. Having lived in Texas for about eight years, I know what the University of North Texas has done to the scholars is not part of southern […]

Sky Views: Is the EU as united as it says it is?

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Washington creates McCarthyist campus climate: China Daily editorial

US scientists have warned of a Chinese brain drain as the crackdown on alleged foreign interference at universities drives away scientists of Chinese descent. Over the past several decades, Chinese talents studying and working in the US have been a driving force behind its technological supremacy globally. In most high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, Asian […]

Trump’s immigration ban stranded a scientist with no job and no home

Rodolfo Dirzo said that he worries that “this madness has the potential to escalate to many other countries of the world.” Chaitan Khosla, a Stanford chemistry professor, called Trump’s executive order a particularly worrisome example of “the xenophobia that is spreading like the plague in our country.” He added that he’s certain that the order […]