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Report: Israel losing its math PhDs

New report say 20% of professional mathematicians leave Israel in favor of overseas employment

Gad Lior
Published: 12.26.12, 13:35 / Israel News

A new report by the Central Bureau of Statistics warned Wednesday that Israel is failing to stem its brain drain and some 20% of its professional mathematicians are leaving the country on a regular basis.


According to a Wednesday report in Yedioth Ahronoth, one out of five exact sciences PhDs in Israel has been overseas for over three years.


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The majority of those seeking overseas employment are economists, engineers, mathematicians and doctors, the report said.


The report also said that 10.5% of all exact sciences PhDs now live abroad and that 7.2% of those who graduate their medical Master's programs chose to do the same.


Israel is also losing its engineers: According to the Central Bureau of Statistics 17.7% of Israelis with a PhD in engineering chose overseas employment as well.



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