So Long, and Thanks for All the Research: UK is Out, but What Does the Future Hold?
And so it is finally happening: tomorrow at midnight central European time, the EU bids farewell to the UK. After a tortured three-and-a-half year plod to the exit, the country heads into an eleven month transition period where everything stands still, and then into the unknown of the yet-to-be negotiated Future Relationship. In light of the historic moment, Science|Business contacted science figures around Europe, to find out:
EU and UK Research Organisations Plan a Strong Future Relationship Post Brexit
On the day that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, higher education and research organisations from across the UK and Europe have reaffirmed their commitment to working together, and are calling on their respective governments to make this a priority.
Brexit: Implications for Swiss Higher Education Institutions
Resources compiled by swissuniversities to address questions that UK researchers and students on mobility programmes within Swiss higher education institutions will be confronted with after the Brexit.
Calls for Continued UK-EU Cooperation As Brexit Bell Tolls
On the day of the UK leaving the EU, 36 research and higher education organisations from across Europe published a joint statement stressing that they “wish to continue working together”, and called for the UK to fully participate in future EU R&D and education programmes.
UK Parliament Rejects Proposal to Keep Country in EU's Erasmus+ Scheme
Conservative MPs have voted against an amendment that would have required the government to negotiate continuing full membership of the EU's Erasmus+ programme, which helps students study in other countries.
Brexit Uncertainty Sees UK Share of EU Research Funding Drop from 16% to 11%
The UK's share of EU research funding has fallen dramatically because of Brexit uncertainty, with the country's take home from the EU Horizon 2020 programme cut by almost €500 million since 2015, according an analysis by the Royal Society.
Brexit or no Brexit, scientists across the continent have an obligation to keep standing up for ideals such as integrity, trust and cooperation, writes the European Union's former director-general of research, Robert-Jan Smits.