Should Edinburgh University worry about contributing to brain drain?

Should Edinburgh University worry about contributing to brain drain?
Speaker: Kieran Oberman # Chancellor's Fellow in Politics, University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Prof Sue Welburn # Chair of Medical and Veterinary Molecular Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Jake Broadhurst # Head of Global Academies Directorate, University of Edinburgh
Hosted by
Introduced by
Date and Time
13th Mar 2015 13:10 - 13th Mar 2015 14:30
Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar rooms 1 and 2

This lunchtime Ethics Forum session explores the challenge that brain drain presents for global justice and human development, and how universities can contribute to reversing this trend.

Register for your free ticket on Eventbrite

The phenomenon of skilled workers migrating from developing to developed countries is seen by many as a cause for concern, with developing countries footing the bill for training while developed countries enjoy the rewards. But do universities contribute to this pattern? Do international students from developing countries return home after graduation? Does international recruitment support brain drain by targeting academic elites for scholarships?

Short talks from a panel of speakers will be followed by a Q&A/discussion session. All are welcome to attend and take part in discussion.

The Ethics Forum is held in partnership with the Just World Institute and the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Join the Just World Institute's facebook page to stay up to date on all upcoming events.