This briefing sets out how the government can build on the momentum of the phase one and transition agreements and secure an effective post-Brexit settlement where universities can maximise their contribution to a globally-successful UK.
Without the government taking action, there are risks that:
the UK higher education sector’s reputation as a collaborator of choice in vital research is weakened
access to key funding mechanisms to support research excellence are lost
the UK will slip further behind competitors in sending students abroad as part of their degree
the UK will lose existing academic talent from the EU
universities will experience sudden, steep declines in EU student enrolments
universities’ activity to drive local growth and generate jobs will be hampered
UK has produced a briefing paper
which outlines the policy priorities the government should deliver.
How can the government ensure universities are best placed to maximise their contribution to a successful and global UK post-EU exit? (PDF)