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Sociološki pregled
2018, vol. 52, iss. 3, pp. 938-959
article language: Serbian, English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 28/12/2018
doi: 10.5937/socpreg52-17682
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Scholarship holders abroad: Returnees in the academic community in Serbia
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Innovation Center
bUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Psychology



This paper deals with our highly educated professionals who studied abroad as scholarship holders at post-academic studies and then returned and found employment in Serbia. The aim of this paper is to examine how this group of returnees employed at faculties and scientific institutes in Serbia assess their experience of studying abroad. The assessments of the returnees were gathered through a questionnaire. These assessments were on the extent to which the returnees felt their education abroad influenced their employment in Serbia, the opportunities to apply the acquired knowledge and to participate in decision-making at the workplace, and, finally, on how different they felt from their colleagues who acquired all their education and work experience in their own country. To better understand the situation of returnees, a special questionnaire also gathered the assessments of their colleagues on these issues.


highly educated professionals; scholarship holders; migration; returnees; academic community


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