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

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 A. Rybińska & Ö. Şenyuva (Hrsg.), Evidence-based policy in Erasmus+ (S. 46-47). Warsaw: Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE).

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

Does the Scopus author ID suffice to track scientific international mobility? A case study based on Leibniz laureates.

Aman, V. (2018).
Does the Scopus author ID suffice to track scientific international mobility? A case study based on Leibniz laureates. Scientometrics, Volume 117, Issue 2, 705-720.

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.

Skilled migrants have higher earning potential in countries with more inequality.

Parey, M., Ruhose, J., Waldinger, F., & Netz, N. (2018).
Skilled migrants have higher earning potential in countries with more inequality. LSE Business Review. London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Determinanten und Effekte von Auslandsmobilität im Studium (Dissertation).

Netz, N. (2018).
Determinanten und Effekte von Auslandsmobilität im Studium (Dissertation). Leibniz Universität Hannover.

EUROSTUDENT VI Synopsis of Indicators: Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe.

DZHW (Hrsg.), Hauschildt, K., Vögtle, E., Gwosć, C. (2018).
EUROSTUDENT VI Synopsis of Indicators: Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe. EUROSTUDENT VI Synopsis of Indicators. Hannover: DZHW.
ISBN 978-3-7639-5913-6

Which mechanisms explain monetary returns to international student mobility?

Kratz, F., & Netz, N. (2018).
Which mechanisms explain monetary returns to international student mobility? Studies in Higher Education, 43(2), 375-400.

The Selection of High-Skilled Emigrants.

Parey, M., Ruhose, J., Waldinger, F., & Netz, N. (2017).
The Selection of High-Skilled Emigrants. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(5), 776-792.

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

Netz, N., & Jaksztat, S. (2017).
Explaining scientists' plans for international mobility from a life course perspective. Research in Higher Education, 58(5), 497-519.

Internationale Mobilität von wissenschaftlichem Nachwuchs. Studien im Rahmen des Bundesberichts Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs (BuWiN 2017).

Netz, N., & Schirmer, H. (2017).
Internationale Mobilität von wissenschaftlichem Nachwuchs. Studien im Rahmen des Bundesberichts Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs (BuWiN 2017). Hannover: DZHW.

Neue Ungleichheiten im deutschen Hochschulsystem? Internationale Studierendenmobilität zwischen 1991 und 2012.

Finger, C., & Netz, N. (2016).
Neue Ungleichheiten im deutschen Hochschulsystem? Internationale Studierendenmobilität zwischen 1991 und 2012. WZBrief Bildung (No. 34). Berlin: WZB.

Why do students from underprivileged families less often intend to study abroad?

Lörz, M., Netz, N., & Quast, H. (2016).
Why do students from underprivileged families less often intend to study abroad? Higher Education 72(2), 153-174.

Soziale Ungleichheit und Bildungsmobilität. Warum ziehen Studierende aus weniger privilegiertem Elternhaus seltener einen Auslandsaufenthalt in Betracht?

Lörz, M., Netz, N., & Quast, H. (2016).
Soziale Ungleichheit und Bildungsmobilität. Warum ziehen Studierende aus weniger privilegiertem Elternhaus seltener einen Auslandsaufenthalt in Betracht? oead.news, 99, 6-7.

New Horizontal Inequalities in German Higher Education? Social Selectivity of Studying Abroad between 1991 and 2012.

Netz, N., & Finger, C. (2016).
New Horizontal Inequalities in German Higher Education? Social Selectivity of Studying Abroad between 1991 and 2012. Sociology of Education, 89(2), (79-98).

Networks of International Student Mobility: Enlargement and Consolidation of the European Transnational Education Space?

Vögtle, E.M. & Windzio, M. (2016).
Networks of International Student Mobility: Enlargement and Consolidation of the European Transnational Education Space? Higher Education, 1-19.
Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the impact of membership in the Bologna Process on patterns and driving forces of cross-national student mobility. Student exchange flows are analyzed for almost all Bologna Process member states and non-Bologna OECD members over a ten-year period (from 2000 to 2010). Based on social network analyses, we first visualize the exchange patterns between sampled countries. In doing so, we analyze the student exchange linkages to gain descriptive insights into the development of the network. Second, we use exponential random graph models (ERGM) to test which factors determine transnational student mobility.

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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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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.

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.

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

Netz, N., Vögtle, E., Riaño, Y., Van Mol, C., & Raghuram, P. (2018).
International student mobility and migration: trajectories, transitions, and social transformations. Organisation des Workshops des IMISCOE Research Clusters "International Student Mobility and Migration", DZHW, Hannover.

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