Study finds many African alumni do ‘go back, give back’

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Launched during UC Berkeley in Dec 2013, a African Alumni Project was a two-year research effort to account a life and career trajectories of roughly 300 sub-Saharan African scholars who graduated between 1966 and 2014 from 6 universities in a U.S., Canada and Central America.

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The idea, an tusk of a partner universities’ appearance in a MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, “had to do with a foundation’s goals, and a speculation of change,” Robin Marsh, a campus’s lead researcher for a project, told Berkeley News final year. “They’re radically saying, ‘We are peaceful to deposit in these immature people — vast investments, general tuitions — since we trust they will be agents of change, transformative leaders. They will take their believe and skills and contacts from Berkeley, go home to their countries of start and widespread that believe and renovate multitude in certain ways.’

“The substructure called it ‘Go back, give back,’” Marsh explained. “And we suspicion it would be inestimable to know either past African scholars during UC Berkeley did, in fact, go behind and give back.”

Among a researchers’ findings — as laid out in a newly expelled report, “Beyond ‘Brain Drain’: Career Choices, Return Paths and Social Contributions of African Alumni —  was that “overwhelmingly, a alumni who participated in a investigate indicated a low joining to Africa and to African development,” yet students who go abroad for connoisseur investigate are “significantly some-more expected to lapse to Africa” than those enrolling as undergraduates. The news also found that a larger suit of women than group settle in a diaspora.

Source: UC Berkeley