The Globalisation of Academic Mobility

Dr. Mathias Czaika, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford

The impact of globalisation processes and economic integration on the internationalisation of higher education has mainly been discussed with respect to students and their mobility to date. Less attention has been devoted to academics and scientists themselves as the producers of knowledge and providers of educational services, despite the fact that academic careers have long been associated with high levels of geographical mobility. Starting with ‘the broad picture’ by analysing bibliometric data, this talk examines the changing patterns of international academic mobility between 1970 and 2014. A unique dataset from a recent survey of about 10,000 Indian academics worldwide allows then exploration of the drivers and dynamics of international academic mobility among one of the largest academic diasporas worldwide.

About the speaker
Mathias Czaika is an Associate Professor in Migration and Development and Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford. Mathias is leading an interdisciplinary research group on ‘High-Skilled Migration’, focusing on the drivers and dynamics of international migration processes of skilled and highly skilled workers. His wider research interest is to understand international migration processes and, in particular, the role and relative importance of migration policy in shaping patterns of international migration. Prior to joining IMI in 2010, Mathias finished a PhD in Political Economy at the University of Freiburg, Germany, where he graduated in December 2008 with a dissertation on ‘The Political Economy of Refugee Migration and Foreign Aid’, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009.

Venue: Conference room (0.16 & 0.17)

Date: 10 November 2016

Time: 12:00 - 13:00


UNU-MERIT