Norway attracts foreign researchers

14.12.2005
Norway attracts more highly educated foreigners than Finland and Denmark do, and the average immigrant to Norway has 45 percent higher competence than the typical Norwegian.
These are among the results in a new report from the World Bank. It shows that USA attracts the most human competence from abroad, but also that Norway is a net receiver of competence. Numbers from 2000 show that 65.000 immigrants with high competence moved to Norway whereas 46.000 highly educated Norwegians emigrated. In 2001 the number of foreigners in scientific positions in Norway was 12,5 percent, the Research Council of Norway reports. Most of the foreign researchers come from OECD countries outside the Nordic region.
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