Following the agreement in principle reached by the UK and EU regarding the Windsor Framework, representatives of the UK, Irish and wider European research, innovation and business communities have signed a joint statement urging rapid progress on UK association to EU programmes, including Horizon Europe, Copernicus and Euratom:
On Tuesday 13 December 2022, Science and Technology Minister George Freeman announced phase one of a new global research fund, International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF), at an event in Tokyo, Japan. This initial phase of the fund will be opened with £119m worth of funding to allow UK scientists and innovators to collaborate with peers around the world on some of the most pressing issues facing our planet.
Jamie Arrowsmith, Director, Universities UK International, said:
A new campaign asks European leaders to place science collaboration before politics, as the UK’s and Switzerland's participation in the EU's world-leading research and innovation programme Horizon Europe hangs in the balance.
A new report from Universities UK International and the British Council finds that 162 UK higher education providers have reported students studying through transnational education (TNE) in the 2020-21 academic year, which is the highest figure to date.
A major new analysis piece from UUKi and Studyportals urges the UK Government and universities to prioritise European student recruitment and makes recommendations for stabilising and regrowing student numbers in opportunity markets.