Monday, June 27, 2016

Brexit: Future EU Research Money for UK May Rely on Free Movement

Times Higher Education
John Morgan
June 27, 2016

The UK’s future participation in European Union research and student mobility programmes may hinge on the government being willing to sign up to the free movement of people, while there is also a “big question mark” over the continuation of EU grant funding bids before a Brexit, according to experts.

The vote to leave the EU delivered in the UK referendum of 23 June leaves UK universities anxious about their future ability to freely recruit EU students and staff, along with their participation in future – and perhaps even current – guises of EU Framework Programmes for research and the Erasmus+ student mobility programme.