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

Where does all this leave me and my family? I was awarded a €10m collaborative grant from the European Research Council to study the European “common good” with partners in Berlin, Sofia and Budapest. My share of the grant comes with me. The offer from a German university with a higher salary was attractive; the […]

Former Brazilian ministers slam budget cuts to science and technology

Current science and technology minister, astronaut Marcos Pontes , has made unsuccessful attempts to stop further budgetary reductions in his department and has often been quoted as saying that he regards science and technology resource as an investment rather than spend.

Education is collateral damage of rising tensions

The university probably made the decision under pressure from Texas politicians, some of whom are zealously pushing the US administration’s anti-China agenda, which has been partly created by people such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who found a new political life in campaigning against China after his failed presidential bid. The University of North Texas […]

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

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Washington creates McCarthyist campus climate: China Daily editorial

The US State Department said on Wednesday that the country has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry from China of students and researchers deemed security risks. Chad Wolf, the acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security, had previously accused China of […]

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

While the organizers of the open letter have not identified themselves, they told The Verge that they only include signatures sent from email addresses ending in ‘.edu’ — which signifies the email came from someone at an academic institution. Between 40 and 50 volunteers are working to verify those addresses. While The Verge has not […]