Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences

, Volume 89, Issue 4, pp 342–350 | Cite as

Global Experience in Interaction with Compatriot Scientists: Lessons for Russia

  • M. A. YurevichEmail author
  • V. A. MalakhovEmail author
  • D. S. AushkapEmail author
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Foreign experience has shown that close interaction with the national scientific diaspora is imperative to reinforce the scientific and technological potential of society. Academic studies have established specific traits of the global circulation of scientific personnel, including fruitful cooperation between emigrant scientists and the donor country. By the example of China, India, Korea, Taiwan, and Iran, this article shows the successful experience of developing a systems policy relative to national scientific diasporas. As for Russia, the state’s measures in this respect are uncoordinated and inconsistent. Proposals for widening cooperation with the Russian scientific diaspora are formulated.


scientific diaspora brain drain academic mobility international cooperation in science and technology scientific policy scientific personnel circulation. 



This article was prepared within the state assignment of the Russian Research Institute of Economics, Politics, and Law in Science and Technology (RIEPL) for 2018, project no. 31.12296.2018/12.1 “Study of the Structure of the Russian Scientific Diaspora and the Implementation of Mechanisms for Using Its Potential for the Development and International Communication of Russian Science.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Financial University under the Government of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Russian Research Institute of Economics, Politics, and Law in Science and TechnologyMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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