Last updated: 06.23.2005.

Researchers Careers and Mobility

Zoya Gadeleva



            In EU resolutions the number of researchers, their mobility and researchers careers are considered as the most important aspects of human resource development in research and measures are undertaken to increase the number of researchers, to improve the structure and organization of researchers careers and to encourage and develop mobility - both transnational and inter sectoral. In the knowledge based societies the new production of knowledge creates conditions for growing researchers’ mobility and that puts for discussion the need of mechanisms and instruments, which enable the recording of the different professional achievements and the added value of mobility, of the impact of mobility on both the professional development of researchers as well as their knowledge production. The impact on researchers careers of the two types of mobility – between academic institutions and between academia and industry is discussed in the paper as well as the activities and measures undertaken by EU countries to create favorable environment for mobile researchers throughout their careers. Data about the mobility of Bulgarian researchers is analyzed in the context of EU science policy and its efforts to create integrated labour market for researchers



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