Why Google put a research lab in Poland

Western technology firms are increasingly seeking talent in Eastern Europe.

"Businesspeople have come to the conclusion that they need the universities, not just their graduates," says Anton Cizmar, vice rector of the Technical University of Kosice. "I think it’s a miracle what has happened here."

"If you invest in the university system and support research in areas of interest, students will naturally gravitate into those areas," says Mr. Pashupathy of Google, which opened its Krakow lab earlier this year. "It’s a nice circle which ultimately benefits everybody."

By Colin Woodard | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

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