Nishat Kurwa on Monday, Oct. 22nd
The number of foreign citizens earning science-related doctorates in the U.S. has nearly doubled over the last 40 years, according to a new report.
The National Science Foundation looked at research doctorates in science, engineering, and health (SEH). In the 1960s, around 17 percent of these U.S. doctorates were earned by foreign citizens. By 2010, that number jumped to 40 percent.
About a quarter of recent graduates said they intended to look for work outside the U.S. But in one data point from 2008′s Survey of Doctoral Recipients, a full 96.6 percent of foreign citizen graduates reported living or working in the States.
Read the full report here.