Study on European researchers mobility in China

prepared in cooperation by
 

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* 1. What is your research career stage

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* 2. What is your overarching field or research

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* 3. How long do you intend to work in China

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* 4. Are you aware of the fact that many Chinese administrations often offer significant incentives and funding to international researchers that wish to come to China?

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* 5. Have you ever become a beneficiary of these incentives and funding programmes?

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* 6. If yes, could you please specify what kind of incentives and funding programmes you have received 

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* 7. If you were aware of these incentives, do you feel like the criteria of these incentives target researchers like yourself?

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* 8. If no, who do you think they target, and why do you think you are excluded? (E.g. senior vs young researcher; returnee vs foreign researcher; requirements on prestigious institution or priority field, etc.)

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* 9. What do you think are the main challenges affecting the mobility of European researchers in China? Please keep an answer selected and move it up or down according to the importance perceived)

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* 10. If you ranked “visa issues” as one of the main challenges affecting your mobility, what issues are you referring to in particular? (E.g. Lack of clear guidelines; R talent visa not easily accessible to you; difficulty in obtaining short-term researcher visa; etc.)

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* 11. If you ranked “obstacles to researchers productivity” as one of the main challenges affecting your mobility, what issues are you referring to in particular? (E.g. access to foreign academic resources and data; institutional culture of your workplace; etc.)

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* 12. What are your recommendations to fellow European resarchers that wish to come to China?

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* 13. What are your suggestions for the project team responsible for the formulation of the study? Any recommendations on issues to be included in the study?

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* 14. What key questions or concerns would you like to address to European and policy-makers?

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* 15. That's already very helpful! Thank you so much for taking our short survey! The key findings from the survey and the study will feed into and will be presented during the upcoming EU-China research and innovation bilateral dialogues!

We know that it's not always easy to be a mobile researcher so we hope that this proves an opportunity to bring the spotlight on some of the issues you may be facing.

Do you have some extra time (about 10 -15 minutes) and more things to share anonymously which also contribute to our talks? Then we encourage you to take part in another and more detailed survey on the same topic prepared by Christoph Weithas, PhD Student at Munich University.

Are you interested?

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