The recent article by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, entitled "The Emigration of Minds", has proven to be an international success, having been translated into 16 languages in 49 countries, and re-printed in 59 newspapers within a week of its first publication.
In the article, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid examines the global phenomenon relating to the millions of human capital immigrants and the new direction that emigration of the minds is taking, while sharing explanations of new studies which put the U.A.E. is in the forefront of countries to attract these knowledge professionals.
The article was published in 12 European and 15 Asian countries as well as in the U.S., Brazil, Argentina and many major newspapers in the Arab world and Africa.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed s article began with his experience at the Mons Officer Cadet School in the U.K., which he said was a time when many of the best Arab minds sought out international opportunities in search of a better life.
Sheikh Mohammed said that in recent times, studies have shown that the influx of human knowledge began to demonstrate a reversing trend in response to the changing global economy. He explained these changing trends, saying that the picture is not always bleak and that history doesn't move in a fixed direction; nor is the world a consistent place.
The U.A.E. has joined other emerging economies as a leading destination for attracting global talent, according to the study, which named Spain, U.S., Italy, U.K. and Ireland as some of the main countries from which professionals emigrate.
In the article, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid also said that the U.A.E. s number one position in attracting human capital knowledge and minds can be used as a model by other countries in the region or around the world.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid concluded that the future will bring about many new trends and shifts in this field reflecting the nature of competition between countries. He added that wise nations are the ones which believe in the potentials of humankind and appreciate the true value of the human mind, ideas and creativity.