01 Sep Stipendium Peregrinum Scholarship Programme – Hungary’s public investment in the future
Stipendium Peregrinum Scholarship Programme – Hungary’s public investment in the future
Paper presentation63Gergely Gosztonyi, National Talent Center, Hungary
Europe 1Thu 14:15 - 15:15
Instead of the brain-drain that characterises the Western world, Hungary’s Stipendium Peregrinum Scholarship Programme is one of the first in the world to achieve a kind of reverse brain-drain: young Hungarians acquire knowledge abroad at the world’s most prestigious higher education institutions and use it later within nation’s borders when they return. The fully state funded programme enables young people with outstanding talent to develop their skills in an optimal environment and to gain access to world-class knowledge. The article explains how the programme was developed, how it functions in its third year and what could be the experience that could be used by other countries world-wide.