International competition for science talent grows as pandemic-related restrictions change

January 6, 2022
Countries and postsecondary institutions are engaged in fierce competition for the best researchers, entrepreneurs, and students in the sciences as pandemic-related restrictions ease, write David Matthews and Richard L Hudson. Matthews and Hudson describe how countries are becoming more aware of the need for top science talent and have announced changes and initiatives to attract talent to them. Canada, they write, has recently made plans to hire 1,000 new academics and planning to expand the Canada Research Chairs Programme. The authors say that institutions in countries such as Canada, the US, Australia, and the UK are also facing competition from other countries as students become more willing to apply to study internationally. Science Business (Editorial)