New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy

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.

FRENZ* (Facilitating Research cooperation between Europe and New Zealand) has launched a short online survey of EU-based New Zealand researchers in order 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 utilize the presence of New Zealand researchers in Europe with regard to enhancing collaboration
  • identify further opportunities for cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

The initiative also plans to establish an online tool to provide web-based information and services for researchers who wish to forge, maintain, or improve their contacts with relevant New Zealand-based researchers/research institutions.

FRENZ is inviting all EU-based New Zealand researchers to participate in this survey. For more information, and a link to the survey, please visit the FRENZ project website.

*FRENZ is a joint initiative funded by the European Commission (EC) and the New Zealand Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST), 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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