Berlin - The President of the (DAAD), Margret Wintermantel, called for balanced relationship between immigrating and emigrating scientists in Germany. She emphasized that Germany has become enormously more attractive for internationally mobile researchers in recent years thanks to the excellence initiative, mobility and recovery programs.
The (EFI) published last Wednesday recommends increasing the promotion of the recruitment of foreign researchers and to offer these researchers attractive conditions. The DAAD supports these recommendations.
But it is not just about bringing researchers back to Germany: "Germany definitely benefits from emigrating scientists, even if not all of these scientists return to Germany at some point," said Wintermantel. Experience shows that emigrated scientists also kept close contacts to Germany, which often led to scientific collaborations with researchers in Germany. It is therefore particularly important to have balanced balance sheet in the exchange of scientists.
“Anyone who feels comfortable and welcome during their studies with us also returns as future scientist likes to go back to Germany, ”said Wintermantel. This shows how important welcoming culture is for international students and academics.