One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The emigration of highly trained or intelligent people from a particular country.
- ‘The brain drain to the oil-rich Arab countries and to the Western world became a flood.’
- ‘He was trying to set up his own institute, and threatening to join the brain drain to America if he didn't get the money.’
- ‘In the meantime capital flight, the exodus of businessmen and the brain drain will be downplayed by the Government.’
- ‘Its once generous welfare state now looks completely unaffordable and Germany is now suffering a brain drain of scientists.’
- ‘It seems they're experiencing something of a brain drain.’
- ‘If you are thinking of joining the brain drain and hopping the ditch, then these changes will directly influence the wages and conditions you get over there.’
- ‘Meanwhile, the brain drain was being tackled by recognition and reward schemes for contract researchers at the early stages of their careers, she said.’
- ‘The situation is hardly helped by the brain drain, in which Northern towns suffer an exodus of the most educated and skilled who are sucked away to London.’
- ‘The brain drain he was talking about wasn't a new problem, of course - but its threat to the region's future is perhaps at its greatest.’
- ‘After more than a decade without a real educational budget increase, the U.K. was falling victim to the same brain drain that we face in Australia.’
- ‘And then there is the question of how the NHS in Scotland is contributing to the brain drain of medical staff from Malawi and elsewhere.’
- ‘But agonised platitudes spoken in Brussels need to be transformed into programmes for encouraging research if the brain drain is ever to be plugged.’
- ‘That could help pay for better wages and facilities for the brightest university staff and limit the brain drain to better funded English institutions.’
- ‘No one was surprised when he joined the brain drain to take up a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota with Dr Earl Wood, a leading heart physiologist.’
- ‘His document looks at the country's declining birth rate and the continuing brain drain and presents an apocalyptic vision of the future in Scotland.’
- ‘A brain drain blighted the Labour governments of the 1970s, as high earners were driven abroad by penal income-tax rates.’
- ‘The problems, the political system, the brain drain and the heavy competition from more talent rich competitors will tell the real story.’
- ‘The present budget would certainly prevent the brain drain.’
- ‘Of course, he is still on African soil, which is a better situation than his joining the brain drain.’
- ‘This has caused many scientists to emigrate, and the brain drain has helped maintain relations with leading scientific institutions.’
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