Migration and Mobility

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Scholarly Migration Database

Aliakbar Akbaritabar, Tom Theile, Emilio Zagheni, Maciej Danko, László Németh; in Collaboration with Ridhi Kashyap (University of Oxford, United Kingdom), Francesco C. Billari (Bocconi University, Milan, Italy), Guy Stecklov (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

The Scholarly Migration Database is a systematically prepared and updated database on the migration of scholars worldwide. Its main goal is to document scientific mobility patterns and trends across time and space and to facilitate future research.  Detailed Description

Global net migration rates

International net migration rates (NMR) worldwide based on Scopus data. Net-migration rates of scholars worldwide from 2013-2017 based on Scopus in terms of the rate per 1,000 active scholars are shown and highlights countries with red colours experience a negative net rate indicating sending a higher number of scholars abroad than the number of scholars they receive. © Akbaritabar, A., Theile, T. & Zagheni, E. Global flows and rates of international migration of scholars. WP-2023-018

Research Keywords:

Education and Science, Internal Migration, Housing, Urbanisation, International Migration, Ethnic Minorities, Migration, Statistics and Mathematics

Region keywords:

Africa, America, Asia, Europe, World


Akbaritabar, A.; Theile, T.; Zagheni, E.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2023-018. (2023)    
Şanlitürk, A. E.; Zagheni, E.; Dańko, M. J.; Theile, T.; Akbaritabar, A.:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 120:4, e2217937120–e2217937120. (2023)    
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