fRDB Research Project
The survey was carried out by the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti between April and May 2009. The survey involved 41 Italian universities, accounting for about 91% of PhD students in Italy. We received 451 responses, roughly 18% of the total number of foreign PhDs in Italy.
A second group of questionnaires was also administered to foreign BIEM students at Università Bocconi (the BIEM is an undergraduate degree taught in English with an high percentage of foreign students compared to other Bocconi’s programs).
The questionnaire included questions concerning:
A first draft of the results on foreign PhD students in Italy was presented at the annual European Conference of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, “Brain Drain and Brain Gain”, on May 23th in Pisa.
Here we attach:
Our suggestions on how to attract foreign "talents" in Italy:
The dataset (with the codebook of the variables) and the questionnaire are now available for the researchers in this web page.
Data are password protected: in order to obtain free access to this database, users are kindly required to ask for them by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org (specifying the research purposes).