Single market lures Britain's young scientists

Dickson, David
August 1991
New Scientist;8/24/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1783, p15
Discusses the Advisory Committee on Science and Technology (ACOST) report warning on the possible brain drain in British science as science and engineering graduates take advantage of the single European market. Call for the Department of Education and Science in Great Britain to take urgent action to address the possible brain drain; Impact of the declining number of young people entering the job market across the European Community.


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