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Who Stays in Chemestry Research

VU International News and Reviews No. 118 August 27 2018

July 2019

A study commissioned by the US National Bureau of Economic Research surveyed Chemistry graduates for their preferred career and location after obtaining their doctoral degree. They found that foreign students are generally more interested in academic careers than U.S. students, even when controlling  for  ability  and  comparing students  from  similar  subfields  and  programs. And they found that foreign students prefer academic positions in the US over those abroad. So they conclude that the US is not doing too bad a job in retaining talented foreign graduates for postdoc positions.

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