63 New Researchers Are Coming to Turkey With the Reverse Brain Drain Program

In her speech at the meeting she attended, Minister Mustafa Varank stated that 63 new researchers came to Turkey with the Reverse Brain Drain Program.

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, who participated in the “Horizon Europe Opening Entente” of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)  , gave information about research and collaborations in his speech.

Minister Varank announced the results of the second call of the National, International Leader and Young Researchers Program, also known as the brain drain to Turkey.

Minister Varank, stating that qualified manpower was invited to Turkey and participation was ensured, explained the latest developments in this regard ,  “Within the scope of TÜBİTAK’s International Leader and Young Researchers Programs, 63 new researchers, 47 of whom are Turkish, are coming to Turkey with the Reverse Brain Drain Program. . 27 senior researchers from 9 countries (USA, Germany, Austria, UK, China, France, Sweden, Japan, Russia) will attend 21 different universities and research centers in our country.Health sciences, social and human sciences, technical sciences and basic They will continue their studies in the fields of sciences in Turkey.” explained as.


Minister Varank stated at the TÜBİTAK meeting that the work done during the coronavirus epidemic and the European Union (EU) process, the industrial sector fully fulfilled its commitments to EU countries. Varank stated that they took commercial relations to the next level during the coronavirus epidemic.

Varank’s studies on the subject “We follow cooperation opportunities, we carry out science diploma activities.” he summed up.


Emphasizing the importance of human resources, Varank stated that scientists have started the mobilization to return home at TEKNOFEST, and that Turkey has been made attractive from all over the world with the International Leaders and Young Researchers Program.


Stating that 127 scientists came to the country in this process, and then the National Leading Researchers Program came into play, Varank explained that the TÜBİTAK Reverse Brain Drain Program started.


Noting that 36 young researchers from reputable universities and 12 countries will participate in studies at 21 universities during the process, Varank said that ecosystem studies are also continuing, ” 36 international young researchers from 12 countries will participate in 21 different universities and research centers in our country with the call for 2021. These young researchers are also Duke, It comes to our country from 31 successful universities and research centers such as Harvard, Humbold, MIT, Seoul, Stanford, Munich, Tokyo.” made the statement.


Minister Varank also noted that they will support 42 researchers who continue their research in Turkey within the scope of the “National Leading Researchers Program” announced for the first time , “Thus, we will further strengthen our country’s science, innovation and innovation ecosystem with the contributions of a total of 105 leaders and young researchers. Their number exceeds 200. our universities, more than 1600 R&D and design centers, 92 technology development regions and more than 200 thousand researchers, science centers, research infrastructures are the main actors of this ecosystem.We are now focused on increasing the quantity of this R&D and innovation ecosystem that has brought us significant success. For this, we produce innovative policies with the vision of a national technology move . “

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