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"Mobility of Knowledge" Survey – 2014 edition 

Approximately 17,000 foreign students, researchers and lecturers in FVG

17.11.2014 -

Once again positive feedback from the presence of highly skilled human capital in the scientific system of Friuli Venezia Giulia. This was reported in the latest edition of "Mobility of Knowledge", a survey carried out by the CER (Coordination of the Regional Research Centres) that was presented this morning at a press conference attended by Loredana Panariti, Regional Minister for labour, training, education, equal opportunities, youth policies and research showing data as at December 2013.


16,891 foreign students, researchers and lecturers have studied or worked at the regional scientific institutions mapped by the survey (20 research centres, 3 universities and 2 music conservatories). The object of the analysis was as follows: students enrolled and students under temporary mobility programs (incoming), permanently employed researchers and lecturers, researchers and lecturers under temporary mobility programs (incoming).


Compared to the previous survey, the most significant increase concerns the number of incoming researchers and lecturers, risen from 6,474 in 2012 to 8,381 in 2013, up by 1,907 units. Permanently employed researchers and lecturers are 5,216 units. The number of foreign students is 3,296, of which 2,704 enrolled and 592 incoming.


The survey confirms that most of the incoming researchers and students come from EU countries. An increase was reported in the number of researchers and lectures coming from non-EU countries, Africa and North America whilst the number of those coming from Asia remains basically unchanged. As regards students, the survey confirms that the largest part comes from EU countries. Mathematics, Physical Sciences, ICT, Engineering, Life sciences and sciences of the Universe represent the scientific areas chosen by most of the researchers and lecturers, whilst Social and Human sciences are generally preferred by students.


The institutions that took part to the "Mobility of Knowledge" Survey - 2014 edition are: Agemont Centro di Innovazione Tecnologica Srl unipersonale, CBM - Consorzio per il Centro di Biomedicina Molecolare, Plast-Optica S.p.A Research Centre, CETA - Centro di Ecologia Teorica ed Applicata, CISM - Centro Internazionale di Scienze Meccaniche, CNR ISMAR - Istituto di Scienze Marine, CNR - IOM Istituto Officina dei Materiali, State Music Conservatory "Giuseppe Tartini" of Trieste, State Music Conservatory "Jacopo Tomadini" of Udine, Consorzio per l'AREA di ricerca scientifica e tecnologica di Trieste, CRO - Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Fondazione Italiana Fegato Onlus - F.I.F, Fondazione Internazionale Trieste per il Progresso e la Libertà delle Scienze, Friuli Innovazione Centro di Ricerca e di Trasferimento Tecnologico, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics - ICTP, ICGEB - International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Sezione di Trieste, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics - OGS, Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico, SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, University of Trieste, University of Udine.