Poland in the World of Circulating Brains. International Scholars in Colleges and Universities of Cracow
Polska w świecie krążących umysłów. Zagraniczni pracownicy naukowo-dydaktyczni na uczelniach krakowskich
Keywords: academic migration; highly qualified migrants; internationalization of higher education; silicon valleys; academic careers
The authors examine the process of migration, work and life of scholars who came to Poland from abroad and were full-time employees in Cracow – in one of the Polish “silicon valleys”. They discuss academic environment of Cracow analysing the university’s websites and conducting in-depth interviews in two contexts: the world migration of highly qualified specialists and structural complexity of contemporary waves of migration, as well as the entire community of foreigners employed in the Polish research institutes.More...