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brain drain

The loss of educated and skilled workers to other locations, often ones that provide better financial compensation or job opportunities. The state has some of the nation's best universities, but it suffers from brain drain as graduates often flee to find more lucrative job opportunities elsewhere.
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brain drain

The departure of educated or talented persons for better pay or jobs elsewhere, as in The repression of free speech in Germany triggered a brain drain to Britain and America. The term originated about 1960, when many British scientists and intellectuals emigrated to the United States for a better working climate.
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Lilly Endowment grants $303 million to Indiana colleges and universities for brain drain and related issues since 1999.
It's interesting to note that Canada is not the only country with a brain drain controversy.
It also provides a useful window to the literature on brain drain in general and the Indian emigration in particular.
Utilising a vast array of up-to-date data combined with informal interviews and apposite illustrations, this book will encourage fresh thinking on the phenomenon of brain drain.
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We have shown that the business of reversing brain drain is also the business of creating a better life for citizens and residents.
95 quadrillion rials (about $65 billion), Iran gives $150 billion dollars or more than twice as much "in assistance to other countries" through this brain drain, FarajiDana said in a speech at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran.
Yesterday's report is the latest in a long line to have raised fears over Wales' apparent brain drain to other UK nations.
Bulgaria has lost some EUR 20 B as a result of the brain drain in the past 20 years, according to the participants in a conference on migrant labor treatment in Sofia Friday.
They claimed the move would result in 30 research groups closing across UK universities an d could see a brain drain as top neuroscientists leave the UK to work overseas.
The Union of Students in Ireland said the country is facing a brain drain as young people flee the wrecked economy.
It also helps minimise the negative impact of a brain drain on the development of the Arab world.
Singapore spends highly on both education and on 'head hunting' or a reverse brain drain (brain gain) of the best talent around the globe.
THE North East is at risk of a brain drain as council chiefs prepare for job losses in the impending local government shake-up.