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Backward 'Brain Drain' Calls Indians Home From US

Economy exerts pull on well-educated thirtysomethings

(Newser) - While much of the world suffers economic meltdown, India’s economy is comparatively healthy—and that may be reversing a longstanding “brain drain” of Indians to American shores, Sandip Roy reports for NPR. “It’s the hottest topic at potluck dinners all over Silicon Valley—which friend or... More »

Booming India Sees 'Brain Gain'

Expats return home to enjoy new economy

(Newser) - India's educated are no longer rushing to the West for big bucks and a better lifestyle, the Guardian reports. More university grads are refusing to emigrate and many expats are returning home—a trend experts are dubbing "brain gain." One Indian, formerly in London, said he would "... More »

US Needs More Visas, Gates Tells Congress

America's status as tech leader is in jeopardy, he says

(Newser) - Bill Gates exhorted Congress today to increase the number of available H-1B visas for highly skilled foreigners, and invest more in domestic education in science and technology, cNet reports. "It makes no sense to educate people in our universities, often subsidized by US taxpayers, and then insist they return... More »

Record Brain Drain Rocks Britain as Emigration Soars

Professionals heading to life overseas

(Newser) - The UK is experiencing the worst "brain drain" of any country as the British move abroad to seek better lives at the highest rate since just after World War II, a study has found. More than a tenth of the highest-skilled Brits have moved overseas for reasons that one... More »

In Higher Education, the Rich Get Richer

Funding gap widens breach between Ivies, public schools

(Newser) - As Ivy League schools upgrade dorms, financial aid, and student-faculty ratios, America’s public universities are losing out, BusinessWeek reports. The "Ivy Plus" schools, which include Stanford and MIT, represent 1% of the US student population but are the richest by far. "We can add resources in almost... More »

US Visa Logjam Triggers Reverse Brain Drain

Thousands of skilled workers wait for documents

(Newser) - Just as the US tightens immigration controls, a huge backlog in processing visas for legal migrants is causing a "reverse brain drain," forcing sought-after scientists, engineers, doctors and entrepreneurs to return to their home countries, according to a report released yesterday. One million would-be immigrants are competing for... More »

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