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The emigration of scientists has historically paid off for host countries, but as networks of diaspora scientists become stronger, the benefits are flowing back to scientists’ homelands and enhancing cooperation in both directions.

Note: This story, by Edward Lempinen of TWAS, has been edited for length and reprinted with permission. Please visit the TWAS Web site to read the full story.

Science diplomacy could help renew long-standing research and education networks linking nations Central Europe and North Africa, with broad potential benefits, high-ranking officials said at a roundtable in Budapest, Hungary, organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

The first private university in North Korea, the decades-long dream of an American businessman from Korea, has been completed and will enroll its first students this spring, demonstrating the potential to build a science-based relationship with a nation often perceived as isolated.