Claire Shaw and others write in The Conversation (3.2.17) about how academics worldwide are calling for the US president to reconsider the executive order on immigration, which many say is damaging to research collaboration.
'University vice chancellors in Australia warn that US President Donald Trump’s executive order – which temporarily bans those from seven countries from entering the US – will threaten the globally connected academic community.
'Trump has placed a 90-day ban on those from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia from entering the US.
'"How can it be that the US, which has countless Nobel Prize winners and top universities of the calibre of Harvard, Stanford and Yale, might suddenly bar the world’s best and the brightest from entry - or worse, re-entry - into its classrooms and laboratories?" said Ian Jacobs, Vice Chancellor of the University of New South Wales.
'Of the 350 Nobel Prize winners in the US, more than 100 have been immigrants.
'The world badly needs collaborative university research between nations.'