Doru Paul1, Irina Sandra2, Adina Croitoru2,3
1 Weill College of Cornell University, New York, USA
2 Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania
3 Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania
Corresponding author: Doru Paul, Email: email@example.com
Published: III, 2, 1 October 2023, v - viii DOI: 10.53011/JMRO.2023.02.01
Romania is one of the European countries with the highest number of medical specialists working abroad. It is estimated that in the last decade more than 20,000 physicians chose to leave Romania for Western Europe or North America. The series of collaborative scientific conferences of Romanian diaspora launched initially in 2011, gained traction under the presidency of Klaus Iohannis who, in the fall of 2015, in order to counteract the „brain drain” exodus of highly educated professionals, encouraged the implementation of „brain regain” projects.
The 2023 edition of the conference “Smart Romanian Diaspora and Its Friends – Higher Education, Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship” was held in Timisoara from the 10th to the 13th of April. The event brought together several renowned experts from various academic fields, both from Romanian diaspora and from Romania, in order to discuss top trending research subjects in plenary sessions and dedicated workshops.