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Development starts at home: making universities more relevant

UNCTAD Virtual InstituteUniversities are key institutions for building capacity worldwide. Most renowned and prestigious universities are concentrated in North America and Europe and, traditionally, that is where many of the world's intellectual elite are educated. Unfortunately, that is also where a great number of young graduates from developing countries later elect to stay, depriving their home countries of invaluable knowledge and expertise.

If developing countries are to produce sufficient qualified policy-makers and researchers capable of tackling development challenges, it is essential that they find ways of putting an end to this brain drain.

Quick Links: For more information, visit the Virtual Institute website.

Last updated: 28 October 2005 17:49