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In: Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 51, no. 3


Analyzing Biographies of Foreign-born Academics in Slovakia: Why Highly Skilled Employees Decide to Choose a Peripheral Country

Kamil Łuczaj

ISSN 0049-1225 ISSN 1336-8613 (print)

Publisher: Sociologický ústav SAV

Year, pages: 2019, 250-271

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/sociologia.2019.51.3.12

Language: eng

Published: 26. 6. 2019

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Analyzing Biographies of Foreign-born Academics in Slo¬vakia: Why Highly Skilled Employees Decide to Choose a Peripheral Country. This paper summarizes findings from qualitative research conducted in Slovakia in early 2018. One of the main research questions was related to factors attracting foreign-born academics to Slovak higher education institutions. This data supplements limited knowledge derived from the official statistics. Using individual in-depth interviews (IDI), six types of foreign-born academics were distinguished: family-tied academics, commuters, socioeconomic migrants, transnational scholars, local enthusiasts, and last resort scholars. The paper includes a detailed characteristic of each category supported by extensive excerpts from the interviews. It facilitates a discussion regarding another dimension of the distinction between global academic centers and peripheries. Sociológia 2019, Vol. 51 (No. 3: 250-271)

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Łuczaj, K. 2019. Analyzing Biographies of Foreign-born Academics in Slovakia: Why Highly Skilled Employees Decide to Choose a Peripheral Country. In Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 51, no.3, pp. 250-271. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/sociologia.2019.51.3.12

APA:
Łuczaj, K. (2019). Analyzing Biographies of Foreign-born Academics in Slovakia: Why Highly Skilled Employees Decide to Choose a Peripheral Country. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 51(3), 250-271. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/sociologia.2019.51.3.12

Keywords: Academic migration; foreign-born scholars; Slovakia, Slovak academic system; higher education in Central Europe