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Higher education and research are the ‘collateral damage’ of Brexit

Higher education and research are the ‘collateral damage’ of Brexit

  It’s fair to say that the UK was always ambivalent about Europe. The primary reason for European Economic Community and European Union membership was the economic benefits, and the sensible centre of British politics took the view that, in essence, “we can take the benefits of EU membership without becoming European”. The UK attitude […] … learn more→

Q+A: what the High Court ruling means for Brexit

Q+A: what the High Court ruling means for Brexit

What has the British High Court ruled? A challenge brought by a collection of individuals to the government’s intention to trigger Article 50, setting off Brexit negotiations, has been successful. This means the process cannot begin without it being put to a vote in parliament first. The question the court considered was whether the government […] … learn more→

The summer when working in a British university lost its global appeal

The summer when working in a British university lost its global appeal

The last few months have clearly been trying on the nerves and confidence of many academics working in Britain. The vote for Brexit has reverberated through the ivory towers and off the red-brick walls of British universities. In the middle of this unease then came a set of new recommendations by Lord Nicholas Stern proposing […] … learn more→

Brexit: the aftermath for universities and students

Brexit: the aftermath for universities and students

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union has been met with shock and apprehension by universities, academics and students across the country. University leaders became increasingly worried about the possibility of a Brexit as the poll neared, with three vice-chancellors giving their reasons to remain here on The Conversation. But now, with the result […] … learn more→

Life after Brexit: what next for British universities?

Life after Brexit: what next for British universities?

< p>So now we know. After the debates have been had and all the votes have been counted, Britain has decided. After a lifetime in which I have felt part of a European project born out of conflict and hopeful of peace and trade, the majority of voters have decided that they no longer have […] … learn more→