Artículos con la etiqueta ‘economía del conocimiento’

India fails test of ‘knowledge economy’

Por • 1 dic, 2012 • Category: Internacionales

There are few signs that US dominance in the knowledge economy will wane, thanks in no small part to its open-door policy for Chinese and Indian researchers and innovators. According to a recent study in Nature magazine, 17% of the scientists in the US are Chinese and another 12% are Indians. It is quite probable that these Indians have a higher research output than India-based scientists. The skills crisis among India’s young population is in large part due to pervasive shortages of qualified faculty. In a recent interview, Shyam Sunder (Yale School of Management) observed that: «Our best brains are selling soaps and getting into civil service» but «we are not able to attract them to a sector that is most important to us – education – particularly higher education.» As a result, even prestigious institutions – like the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Management – are facing a shortage of qualified faculty. As higher education undergoes further expansion, these shortages can only mount.