Visits by internationally mobile academics and researchers cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020 in comparison to 2019 by funding organisations

The Covid 19 pandemic has posed major challenges for organisations dedicated to promoting the international mobility of researchers in 2020. Some of the organisations had to reduce the number of academics and researchers whose stays abroad were funded compared to 2019.

With regard to support for visits by international academics and researchers to Germany, this applies to 54% of all the funding organisations surveyed. In comparison, funding for visits abroad by German academics and researchers has decreased significantly. 83% of the organisations surveyed refer to reduced funding figures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including 39% that report a decline in funded visits of more than 50%. Only 17% managed to realise the planned number of visits relatively unchanged.

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