Immigrant Scientists

Posted: May 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm, Last Updated: May 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

In my latest op-ed in El País (Spain’s leading newspaper) I argue that Spain should celebrate, not lament, the fact that more and more of its scientists go abroad every year. The country’s meager investment in R&D should be cause of great concern (Spain invests 1.2% of its GDP, vs. the OECD average of 2.4% and South Korea’s 4.2%), but, ironically, not the diaspora it has contributed to, and which will have a positive long-term impact on Spanish research production.

You can read it in Spanish here.

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Write to Ángel Cabrera at president@gmu.edu

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