Greek professors a force to be reckoned with in US academia

A growing number of figures among the academic community's elite in the United States received their undergraduate degrees in Greece, which, proportionally speaking, ranks second in the world in terms of the number of academics it has exported to top American universities. It is outranked only by Israel, which has a particularly strong presence in the areas of research and technology.

The finding comes from a study conducted by Tolga Yuret, an associate professor of economics at the Technical University of Istanbul, who collected information about where 14,310 professors at 48 top American universities obtained their degrees. According to the study, published in the Journal of Informetrics, in proportion to its population, Greece as a country ranks second only to Israel in terms of the academics it has exported to the US.

Yuret found that 149 Greek academics work at...

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