Research Seminar


Mar 27, 2024

Research Seminar

KIMAP Research Seminar

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 3rd, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Dr. Thomas Triebs
(Loughborough Business School, Loughborough University)


Language as a Strategic Choice—Drawing Global Research Talent by Switching to English


We show, using a difference-in-difference identification, that introducing English as the official language of instruction in a degree program increases the average journal impact factor (JIF) of new international faculty hires in Dutch and Belgian universities by 12-20%.
These results are robust to a battery of controls including university and time fixed effects as well as university specific time trends. We argue that switching to English reduces labor mobility barriers, allowing universities in non-English speaking countries to recruit from the global talent pool.


Large Conference Room (Rokko-dai 1st Campus, Main Building 3F)/ Online meeting (Zoom)

How to attend

Pre-registration is not required. Those who wish to attend by Zoom, please enter meeting ID and passcode.
Meeting ID: 885 8346 9288
Passcode: 450787



Intended Participants

Professors and Graduate students including KIMAP Students of GSBA, Kobe University
Interested researchers and students from other schools and universities are welcome.


Eri Nakamura (Associate Professor, GSBA, Kobe University)