Mobility and internationalization

Scientific communication and international mobility are essential for the overall training of young scientists, and international cooperation has been directly linked to high-quality science and innovation, as well as building communities transgressing national boarders. The academic community is an international community, where the academic citizenship is not always equal to state citizenship.

Highly skilled and well-educated workers, such as scientists and scholars, transfer their knowledge from one place to another through migration. Given this situation, it is important to understand the dynamics, location factors, and knowledge flow associated with the mobility decisions of scientists and researchers.

Mobility is therefore understood broadly to cover all the ways a researcher migrates outside of her institutions, as well as the possibility of being affected by mobility to the institution. Mobility encompasses taking a Ph.D. in a different country than your own, longer and shorter visitations to – and stays at – other institutions, following courses at other institutions, going to international conferences, taking part in hackathons, summer schools, and winter schools, as well as facilitating collaborations and exchanges from visiting scholars at the home institution.

Working group members: Camilla Holm (Leader)

Current projects: none

Previous projects: none