Julia Constantinescu poses outside in England

Julia Constantinescu

With the support of a Mitacs Globalinks Award, Julia Constantinescu, a student in the Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) is spending three months at Queen Mary University in London studying how Brexit is influencing flows of high-skilled international migrants to the leading tech cluster of Oxfordshire, UK.

The Mitacs Award allows an undergraduate student to work closely with a researcher in the field—in this case, Constantinescu is working with Dr. Nicola Piper, a leading expert on labour migration.

Constantinescu is a student in the Migration & Diaspora Studies specialization of BGINS. She became interested in high skilled labour migration through her work on the Migration for Innovation research project with Martin Geiger, a professor in the Department of Political Science and  the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies.

“So far, it has been a really interesting opportunity to see how tech companies react to uncertainties surrounding changing migration policies,” says Constantinescu. “Working with leading scholars on labour migration while conducting my own research as an undergraduate student is an invaluable experience that will significantly enrich my undergraduate experience outside of the classroom.”

Friday, January 25, 2019 in , ,
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