Programme aims to draw back Czech scientists working abroad

The Czech government has approved a funding programme aimed at attracting Czech scientists working abroad to come back to the Czech Republic, the daily Lidové noviny writes. According to the newspaper, the government will set aside almost half a billion crowns for dozens of emerging research centres – created with the help of European funds – in the coming years. Currently, the country lacks enough specialists, as many in the past opted for better conditions abroad. The Education Ministry has said that 1,000 new jobs could be created over the next five years. The head of the Biotechnological Institute CEITEC being created near Brno was cited by Lidové noviny as saying interest in Czechs working in Western Europe was high.

Author: Jan Velinger