"Education USA" a great idea for American institutions but, good for Israel?

Posted by Iris Hami

Jul 8, 2013 9:44:08 AM

NEW HAPPENINGS IN ISRAEL ... Israel's challange: educating the brain, avoiding the drain.

Israeli students are on the “wanted list” for many American universities, because of their skills, knowledge, drive, and maturity. Next week, an American group that helps US universities recruit students abroad will be in Israel, running a “college fair,” introducing programs from some two dozen American universities to potential Israeli students.

It’s the kind of program that has some Israelis – among them veteran policymakers like Professor Manuel Trajtenberg – very concerned, because of “brain drain,” where Israel’s best and brightest leave home for better-paying pastures, never looking back. Others, however, aren’t as worried.

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Photo: NEW HAPPENINGS IN ISRAEL ... Israel's challange: educating the brain, avoiding the drain. Israeli students are on the “wanted list” for many American universities, because of their skills, knowledge, drive, and maturity. Next week, an American group that helps US universities recruit students abroad will be in Israel, running a “college fair,” introducing programs from some two dozen American universities to potential Israeli students. It’s the kind of program that has some Israelis – among them veteran policymakers like Professor Manuel Trajtenberg – very concerned, because of “brain drain,” where Israel’s best and brightest leave home for better-paying pastures, never looking back. Others, however, aren’t as worried.http://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-challenge-educating-the-brain-avoiding-the-drain/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=1ba2e20595-2013_07_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-1ba2e20595-54457245

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