RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the ranking of countries that most retain qualified professionals, Brazil plummeted 25 positions between 2019 and 2020: from 45th to 70th.
Science and technology was among the areas that suffered the most from a drop in investments in Brazil. This led researchers to leave the country. It is the so-called "brain drain."
Part of the elite of Brazilian science can be found at international airport lobbies, with one-way tickets. In the past 2 years, the country has gained ground in the "export" of qualified professionals, a transaction in which Brazil is the only . . .