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Universities for Europe

The UK’s membership of the European Union makes our outstanding universities even stronger, which in turn benefits everyone in the UK.

Universities for Europe is a campaign led by us to show the value of EU membership to our universities and why this matters to British people.


Through helping universities to collaborate internationally the EU enhances university research and teaching, which contributes to economic growth, provides employable graduates and enables cutting edge research discoveries.

We are campaigning across the country with powerful evidence and compelling stories - in the media, through public events, and with partners across the university sector and beyond.


Enterprise Centre is one of the lowest carbon buildings on any university campus in Europe

In or out? Only one answer makes sense for higher education

22 June 2016
Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, says it is worth reflecting on what EU membership means for the UK – and what a decision to leave would mean for many walks of life, including universities.

Outside EU headquarters in Brussels

Hundreds of thousands of students could be about to miss out on their chance to participate in the EU Referendum

24 May 2016
The results of the poll, highlight some good news, and some bad news.


EU flags

UUK responds to EU funding announcement by Chancellor

13 August 2016
UUK response to announcement by the Chancellor regarding EU funding guaranteed beyond the date the UK leaves the EU.

Universities for Europe

Universities UK statement on the outcome of the EU referendum

24 June 2016
​ Dame Julia Goodfellow, President of Universities UK said: 'Leaving the EU will create significant challenges for universities. Although this is not an outcome that we wished or campaigned for, we respect the decision of the UK electorate.'