Research cluster: Mobility of the Highly Skilled

Start of the project: 01-Jul-2016

As national economies increasingly focus on high-tech innovation processes and national societies become globalised, the mobility of highly skilled people has become a central topic in political and scientific discourse. This has prompted DZHW to launch a research cluster on the Mobility of the Highly Skilled.

The target groups are individuals holding a higher education entry qualification, students and higher education graduates. The cluster examines conducive and inhibiting factors as well as effects of the mobility of highly skilled people on three analytical levels. On a micro level, the main focus is on the role of individual-level determinants and career-related effects. The meso level focuses on the role of specific working environments and partnership constellations, and on the impact of mobility on both sending and receiving institutions. At the macro level, the moderating role of country-specific contexts and the effects on national economies are taken into account. The overall aim is to contribute to theory building and methodological development within the research field. Another objective is to discuss the practical implications (e.g. for the design of data collection instruments) of investigating a target group that is hard to capture with traditional survey tools that largely operate within the boundaries of single countries or regions.

Both DZHW and external scientists are involved in the cluster.

The first workshop of the research cluster took place on the 11th May 2017 in Hannover. You may download the programme here. Two Workshops took place in 2018. The workshop "International Student Mobility and Migration: Trajectories, Transitions, and Social Transformations", organised and carried out in cooperation with IMISCOE, took place in Hanover on October 17th and 18th of 2018. Please download the programme here. The workshop „Heterogeneous Effects of Studying Abroad” took place on October 19, 2018 in Hanover. Please download the programme here.

Participants of the second workshop on the topic "International student mobility and migration: Trajectories, transitions, and social transformations" im Oktober 2018. Left to right Antonina Levatino, Julia Reinold, Annique Lombard, Nonie Tuxen, Inge Hooijen, Nicolai Netz, Yvonne Riaño, Christof van Mol, Eva Vögtle, Sören Carlson, Dorina Dedgjoni, Andreas Herz, Carola Bauschke-Urban.

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Publications

Determinants and career effects of scientists’ international mobility: Final workshop of the SciMo project.

Netz, N., Hampel, S., Liedtke, M., & Aman, V. (2019).
Determinants and career effects of scientists’ international mobility: Final workshop of the SciMo project. Organisation des Workshops "Determinants and career effects of scientists’ international mobility: Final workshop of the SciMo project". DZHW, Hannover.

Why do graduates who spent part of their studies abroad get higher wages? Evidence from Germany.

Netz, N., & Kratz, F. (2018).
Why do graduates who spent part of their studies abroad get higher wages? Evidence from Germany. In Rybińska, A., & Şenyuva, Ö. (Hrsg.), Evidence-based policy in Erasmus+ (S. 46-47). Warsaw: Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE).

Heterogeneous Effects of Studying Abroad.

Netz, N., & Vögtle, E. (2018).
Heterogeneous Effects of Studying Abroad. Organisation des Workshops des DZHW-Forschungsclusters "Mobilität von Hochqualifizierten", DZHW, Hannover.

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Explaining scientists’ plans for international mobility from a life course perspective.

Netz, N., & Jaksztat, S. (2019, Februar).
Explaining scientists’ plans for international mobility from a life course perspective. Vortrag auf dem Workshop "Determinants and career effects of scientists’ international mobility: Final workshop of the SciMo project", DZHW, Hannover.

Research on scientists’ international mobility: SciMo and beyond.

Netz, N., Aman, V., Hampel, S., & Liedtke, M. (2019, Februar).
Research on scientists’ international mobility: SciMo and beyond. Vortrag auf dem Workshop "Determinants and career effects of scientists’ international mobility: Final workshop of the SciMo project", DZHW, Hannover.

How does international mobility influence scientists’ knowledge base? Conventional and new bibliometric approaches.

Aman, V. (2019, Februar).
How does international mobility influence scientists’ knowledge base? Conventional and new bibliometric approaches. Vortrag auf dem Workshop "Determinants and career effects of scientists’ international mobility: Final workshop of the SciMo project", DZHW, Hannover.

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International student mobility and migration: trajectories, transitions, and social transformations.

Netz, N., Raghuram, P., Riaño, Y., & Van Mol, C. (2018, Juli).
International student mobility and migration: trajectories, transitions, and social transformations. Organisation von zwei Sessions zum Thema auf der 15th IMISCOE Annual Conference, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spanien.

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