Guidelines for foreign researchers in Spain

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As part of the EURAXESS initiative, aiming at promoting the mobility of scientific talent in Europe, FECYT publishes the fifth edition of the “Guidelines for the management of the mobility of the foreign researcher in Spain 2017” and an executive summary.

The guide compiles the main issues that a foreign researcher needs to tackle when coming to work in Spain and it targets both researchers themselves and their hosting institutions. The main topics of the guidelines are the characteristics of the Spanish R&D&I system and the researcher career in the country, the recognition of foreign qualifications for academia and professional purposes, the labor market, the tax and the social security systems, the entry and residency requirements, the health and education systems and the EURAXESS Spain network that gives support to mobile researchers. 

This reference document in the management of the mobility of foreign researcher in Spain has invaluable contributions from the Tax Agency, the Institute for Women and Equal Opportunities, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality,  Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, the Ministry for Employment and Social Security, the Ministry of foreign Affairs and Cooperation and the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office.

The content of these guidelines will be uploaded to the relevant sections of the  EURAXESS Spain website by the end of the year.