Foreigners in the Polish Academic System at the Beginning of the 21st Century. A Quantitative Analysis of their Employment According to the Official Documents1
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AGH University of Science and Technology
Jagiellonian University
Publication date: 2014-03-30
Polish Sociological Review 2014;185(1):113-130
This is an empirical quantitative analysis of the official data coming from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The foreign scholars in Poland at the beginning of the 21st century are presented in the context of the global “brain circulation” or migration of highly qualified specialists. The second context is the present Polish academic system. In this paper we discuss characteristics of the analysed data base, universities and colleges where the foreign scholars are usually employed, the academic disciplines they represent, the relations between the number of foreign scholars and the institutional prestige of schools employing them, and conclusions on what we can and cannot learn from the data set analysed here.
In this article, we draw upon our Polish language text “Polska w świecie ‘krążących umysłów.’ Ilościowa analiza struktury zatrudnienia zagranicznych uczonych” published in Poland in the quarterly Zagadnienia Naukoznawstwa (see: Mucha and Łuczaj 2013). We appreciate the permission given to us by the Editors
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