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.


Presenters of the first workshop of the research cluster on "Empirical research on international student mobility: Status quo and ways forward". From left to right: Nicolai Netz, Giorgio Di Pietro, Eva Vögtle, Christof van Mol, Julia Zimmermann, Knut Petzold, Monika Jungbauer-Gans.

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Publications

Transfer of formal knowledge through international scientific mobility - introduction of a network-based bibliometric method.

Aman, V. (2018).
Transfer of formal knowledge through international scientific mobility - introduction of a network-based bibliometric method. In STI 2018 Conference Proceedings (S.545-552). Leiden, The Netherlands: Leiden University.
ISBN 978-90-9031204-0

A new bibliometric approach to measure knowledge transfer of internationally mobile scientists.

Aman, V. (2018).
A new bibliometric approach to measure knowledge transfer of internationally mobile scientists. Scientometrics, Volume 117, Issue 1, 227–247.
Abstract

This study introduces a new bibliometric approach to study the effects of international scientific mobility on knowledge transfer. It is based on an analysis of internationally mobile and non-internationally mobile German scientists publishing in journals that are indexed in Scopus. Using bibliometric data such co-authored articles, references and lexical abstract terms from the Scopus database, a method is presented that is based on cosine similarity to measure the similarity of the knowledge base of authors and their co-authors. This quantifiable method is capable of revealing potential knowledge transfer between internationally mobile scientists and different types of co-authors.

Auslandsaufenthalte und Karriere. Wer macht einen studienbezogenen Auslandsaufenthalt und welche Auswirkungen hat dies auf den Berufsweg?

Netz, N. (2018).
Auslandsaufenthalte und Karriere. Wer macht einen studienbezogenen Auslandsaufenthalt und welche Auswirkungen hat dies auf den Berufsweg? oead.news, 106, 22-23.

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Presentations

How important are international experiences for becoming a tenured professor? Evidence from a factorial survey.

Netz, N., & Petzold, K. (2018, Oktober).
How important are international experiences for becoming a tenured professor? Evidence from a factorial survey. Vortrag auf dem 2nd Interdisciplinary Workshop for Junior Educational Researchers hosted by CIDER & LERN, Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Berlin.

Wissenschaftliche Karrieren ohne Grenzen? Zur Relevanz von Auslandserfahrungen beim Zugang zur Professur.

Netz, N., & Petzold, K. (2018, September).
Wissenschaftliche Karrieren ohne Grenzen? Zur Relevanz von Auslandserfahrungen beim Zugang zur Professur. Vortrag in der Session "Beschleunigungs- und Entgrenzungsdynamiken in der Wissenschaft" der DGS-Sektion Modellbildung und Simulation auf dem 39. DGS-Kongress, Universität Göttingen.

Welche Effekte hat internationale Mobilität auf die Karrieren von Wissenschaftler*innen? Ein systematisches Review.

Netz, N., Hampel, S., & Aman, V. (2018, September).
Welche Effekte hat internationale Mobilität auf die Karrieren von Wissenschaftler*innen? Ein systematisches Review. Vortrag in der Ad-hoc-Gruppe "Akademische Wege auf dem Prüfstand. Zum Nexus von sozialer und räumlicher Mobilität in der Wissenschaft" auf dem 39. DGS-Kongress, Universität Göttingen.

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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.

Empirical research on international student mobility: Status quo and ways forward.

Netz, N., & Vögtle, E. (2017, Mai).
Empirical research on international student mobility: Status quo and ways forward. Organisation des interdisziplinären Workshops des DZHW-Forschungsclusters "Mobilität von Hochqualifizierten", DZHW, Hannover.

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