Istat says 'brain drain' has doubled in Italy

Best minds, most educated fleeing to other countries

(ANSA) - Rome, May 20 - The 'brain drain' from Italy of some its best-trained and highly skilled workers is growing, national statistical agency Istat said Wednesday. It reported that 3,000 PhD holders graduating between 2008 and 2010, or almost 13%, live outside the country, That number is almost double the 7% of PhD grads from between 2004 and 2006, the agency said.
    Physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists are among the professionals most likely to leave, said Istat.
   

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