“No future for us left:” Academics leave Russia in beginnings of brain drain

Numerous Russian academics have left the country in recent weeks, reports Times HIgher Education, saying that there is no future left for them in the country amid free speech limitations and lost international ties. “Academic freedom is very important – I think that it’s coming to an end,” said one anonymous academic. “We’ll lose any opportunities to collaborate.” THE explains that Russian scholars have been “squeezed from all sides:” Russia’s parliament has “effectively criminalized” free speech on the Ukraine war, Western universities have severed their ties with Russian institutions, and a handful of journals have begun to refuse submissions from Russian scholars. In the wake of these pressures, THE suggests that the country could be experiencing a ‘brain drain’ as scholars seek refuge and opportunities outside Russia. Times Higher Education Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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