As described in earlier articles, brain drain exists, and it has a significant impact on local economies. There has been recently a detailed analysis on how to counter-act this phenomenon, or how to make use of it.
Basically, there are three ways to counteract brain drain: 1) Creating administrative barriers against migration 2) Charging emigrants for their direct cost to the state (e.g. cost of education) 3. Engaging with the diaspora, by building interactive and strong communication links with the migrants – e.g. invitations to conferences, shared research activity.
The key objective is to increase the know-how of highly qualified people, and than involve them in the local sphere – it is the brand circulation.
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences conducted detailed survey of these emigrants to assess their motivations as well as how to re-integrate them into the home country’s intellectual community. The most trivial obstacle of starting this procedure was communication! They lack an organized way of talking to economic emigrants. It is no miracle. Just talking with them.