United States universities have a long history of welcoming international scholars as faculty members. International scholars contribute to the advancement of the US research enterprise in profound ways, across all areas of scholarship and R&D. Recently, AARC was approached to supply data to a team of researchers exploring the contributions of international scholars, and we were delighted to see that study published in MIT Science Policy Review. The article, authored by S. Rovito, D. Kaushik, and D. Aggarwal, can be accessed here (http://doi.org/10.38105/spr.v079rp249k). One major takeaway from the project is, as the authors state, “Intentional, strategic action is needed for the U.S. to continue to attract and retain scientific talent and to overcome outmoded visa laws and anti-immigrant rhetoric leading researchers to relocate elsewhere.”

We encourage you to read the article, and also to view our recent conversation with the authors to learn more about their research and the impact of international scholars on the US research enterprise: