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GANGA, Rafaela Neiva et al. From Portugal to Europe: A Micro-Level Sociology of Scientific Migration in Times of Eurozone Crisis. Migr. Inter [online]. 2018, vol.9, n.4, pp.9-38. ISSN 2594-0279.

Academic international mobility and intra-European highly skilled migration are consolidated trends. Strongly stimulated by EU policies, the opportunities are highly dynamic, and circulation through different jobs and countries is a striking feature of the academic community. However, for a fragile economy and scientific system such as Portugual’s these trends are synonymous with brain drain, particularly in times of Eurozone crisis. To study the role of the economic crisis in scientists’ decision-making process, in terms of their own migration, five individual portraits are analysed, taking into account that academic mobility is often associated with individual career perspectives and encouraged by European policies.

Keywords : individual portraits; scientists’ emigration; brain drain; Eurozone crisis; Portugal.

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