The mobility of scientists as an example of inclusion of Russia’s in the world scientific community

Conference and Call for Papers
Date: Aug 15-17, 2009.
Venue: St. Petrsburg, Russia
Deadline for paper proposals: May 20, 2009.

Full call for papers:(word 397 kb)
Leading experts in the field of sociology of science, sociology of education and research and investigators of scientific mobility are invited from Russia and other countries to take part in the conference.

The conference aims:

  • to give a new vision of the development of migration processes in science and education to researchers on the topic of mobility;
  • to analyze various types of scientific mobility, taking into account modern tendencies in science and education;
  • to research the influence of mobility on the development of migration in modern science and on the division of scientific labor on the international stage;
  • to define indicators for that will help to build inclusiveness among countries in the world scientific community;
  • to analyze the role of scientific diasporas in assisting the development of domestic sciences.

Thematic Scope of the Conference:

  • Methodologies and methods of studying mobility, new approaches to studying mobility and the types of mobility of scientists.
  • Influences of mobility on the development of modern science and the new division of international scientific work.
  • Indicators of an inclusiveness of certain countries in the world scientific space.
  • The multipolarity of modern science: its problems and prospects.
  • A place for Russia in the international division of scientific labour.
  • The mobility of scientists in modern Russia: scales, regions and disciplinary features.
  • Comparative analyses of scientific policies related to scientists' mobility in such countries as Mexico, India, China, Portugal, Poland, Canada and the USA.
  • The role of scientific Diasporas in assisting the development of domestic sciences: the organization of scientific networks and ‘science for development'.
  • The mobility of scientists and the European Bologna Process.
  • Historical stages of Russian scientists' migration streams.