brain-drain


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brain-drain

n. the movement of intellectuals from one country to another where the pay and job opportunities are better. Where there is a good education system, there will always be a brain-drain.
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The survey also asked workers what companies could do to avoid a brain-drain of their best talents.
Perhaps even more encouraging is the response that followed the 1999 brain-drain warning.
As a fledgling university in the northern district of Mzuzu seeks to educate a new generation, reversing the brain-drain that is compounding the country's reliance on foreign aid and externally imposed 'solutions', a design was sought that would meet thc university's extensive campus expansion programme.
BRITAIN is facing a brain-drain of top talent as thousands of students head abroad to escape paying back tuition fees.
They say they predicted the brain-drain 18 months ago when ministers went ahead with plans to treat self-employed IT experts as employees.
Asked about the recent brain-drain of top executives from Micros oft, including the long sabbatical of Brad Silverberg, who's said to have turned down Belluzzo's new position, Ballmer was defiant.