New Zealand Embassy Paris, France

The New Zealand Research Diaspora

New approaches to the concept of researcher mobility suggest that expatriate researchers can still provide a valuable contribution to the national research sector, regardless of any intention to return.

In 2010, FRENZ* (Facilitating Research cooperation between Europe and New Zealand) launched a survey of EU-based New Zealand researchers to:

  • gauge the metrics of existing EU-New Zealand research collaboration;
  • achieve a better understanding of both the number and motivations for researcher mobility;
  • identify opportunities to better utilise the presence of New Zealand researchers in Europe with regard to enhancing collaboration;
  • identify further opportunities for cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

 

To access the survey results, visit the FRENZ project site.

[*FRENZ is a joint initiative funded by the European Commission (EC) and the New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI), which works to enhance the engagement of the NZ research community with the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)]

 

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