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Foreign Participation in U.S. Science and Engineering Higher Education and Labor Markets. Special Report [microform] / Susan G. Broyles and Others
Bib ID 5409441
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Broyles, Susan G
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1981 
76 p. 

Information is presented on foreign graduate students, foreign science and engineering (S/E) students in master's-granting institutions. The impact of these foreign graduates in the U.S. labor force is also assessed. The data were obtained from the National Science Foundation-conducted graduate science students and postdoctorates survey of academic deans and department heads and the annual Survey of Earned Doctorates. Findings include the following: the foreign share of all full-time S/E graduate students in doctorate-granting institutions increased in almost all S/E fields between 1974 and 1979, but the growth was most dramatic in engineering and mathematical/computer sciences; in engineering, foreign citizens constituted almost one-half of the graduating doctorates; if present trends continue throughout the 1980s, as much as one-sixth of the 1990 U.S. doctorate engineering labor force might be foreign citizens; in the field of agricultural science, almost all foreign doctorate recipients hold temporary visas, which indicates foreign countries' interest in high-technology training; foreign citizens with temporary visas received at least 20 percent of the S/E doctorates awarded in 1979, largely the fields of engineering and physical, mathematical, and agricultural sciences; about one-half of the foreign S/E postdoctorates held positions in the life sciences; and over one-half of the foreign students receiving S/E doctorates in the 1970s were from the Middle East and Asia. Technical notes and questionnaires are appended. (SW)


Availability: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Developing Nations.  |  Doctoral Degrees.  |  Employment Patterns.  |  Engineering.  |  Enrollment Trends.  |  Foreign Students.  |  Full Time Students.  |  Graduate Students.  |  Higher Education.  |  International Educational Exchange.  |  Masters Degrees.  |  Mathematics.  |  Postdoctoral Education.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Sciences.
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.  |  Numerical/Quantitative Data.
Other authors/contributors National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies
Available From ERIC 


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