International mobility of researchers: a survey of academics in the UK

The Royal Society has commissioned RAND Europe to investigate the international mobility of researchers, with a particular focus on the UK. The aim of the work is to better understand the patterns of mobility, drivers of and barriers to mobility, and the benefits and consequences of mobility of researchers.

In this report, RAND Europe report the findings of a survey of academic researchers currently based in the UK, providing a snapshot of trends, barriers and drivers in international mobility. In a related report, RAND Europe present a review of the literature on international researcher mobility.