Educação & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0101-7330
RAMOS, Milena Yumi and VELHO, Lea. Doctoral training in Brazil and abroad: impacts on the propensity to migrate. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2011, vol.32, n.117, pp. 933-951. ISSN 0101-7330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-73302011000400003.
This paper discusses the Brazilian policies for doctoral training and their impact on international migration flows. The issue is analysed in the light of the brain drain studies, including modern conceptions of talent circulation and intellectual Diaspora. Yet, the text points outs that the propensity of Brazilian doctoral students to migrate has always been low, in comparative terms. And the recent changes in doctor training policies, which reduce the offer of scholarships for full studies abroad, has made this situation even worse. Nevertheless, so far, the impacts of such policy on the dynamics of knowledge production in Brazil as well as on the opportunities for Brazilian scientists to integrate global research networks have remained unknown.
Keywords : Doctoral studies; Human resources development policy; Brain circulation; Brazil.