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Marina Lukšič-Hacin

Plans for a “Third Slovenian University” as Part of the Response to the Brain Drain Challenges of the 1970s and 1980s

During the forty years of debate on the brain drain in Slovenia, various ideas have emerged on how to prevent the long-term negative socioeconomic consequences of the brain drain. Proposals range from measures to curb the emigration of educated and highly-skilled personnel to considerations of the need to encourage return, to the idea of international cooperation, which was at the heart of the proposal for a “Third Slovenian University.” Outflows should be regulated in a way that does not represent an outflow of knowledge, but its enrichment—the organization of transnational networks through which knowledge circulates and returns.Keywords: migration, brain drain, Third Slovenian University, emigrants, mobility

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