Lack of interest in science by young scholars

Lack of interest in science by young scholars

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
CAPACITIES: Science and society

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Science and society communicate

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
before 2000

Weak Signal's description 
The relatively small number of scholars taking careers in science could lead to a shortage of researchers and severe knowledge gaps in the future that would take years to recover from as a whole generation has limited knowledge of science. This could clearly lead to a 'Brain Drain', with a shortage of scientific skills and expertise In Europe, and competitiveness with US and Far East cannot be maintained as key investments are moved to US and Far East.