Researcher Mobility in Taiwan, 1996-2014

Researcher mobility has become a key area of interest for the potential enhancement of a country’s research performance. Current research suggests that researcher mobility results in win-win situations both in the short-term and the long-term.

Taiwan’s Science & Technology Policy Research and Information Center (STPI) commissioned Elsevier to study researcher mobility in Taiwan compared with China, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, and Switzerland.

This report examines the movements of researchers in and out of Taiwan, as well as their scholarly output and impact and how it differs across various mobility classes. It also provides some insights on the top countries to which and from which researchers in Taiwan move.

The analyses reveal that Taiwan’s researcher mobility is marked by relatively high numbers of researchers staying within the country, offset by highly impactful transitory mobility. It shows a net inflow of researchers that is the second highest amongst its comparators, and a researcher circulation that focuses on Asia Pacific.


Subjects, Products & Services: Analytical Services; Measuring Research Performance; Research Landscape Analysis; Research Management

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