This past weekend marked the halfway point between the Brexit vote on 23 June 2016 and the day on which the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, 29 March 2019. Throughout the Brexit negotiations, universities have expressed their concerns about the consequences of Brexit for higher education. Today The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities has issued a statement to underscore the importance of collaboration in the face of Brexit. The University of Groningen is one of the 19 members of The Guild and supports this statement.
The Guild states: ‘As Brexit talks continue, it is crucial to restate the importance of joint investment in knowledge, human capital and innovation, enabled across borders by European universities. Ensuring the welfare of Europe’s economies and strengthening our societies requires more collaboration in research and innovation, not less. The success of European universities depends on their ability to circulate ideas freely, through their researchers, students and alumni. This must not be affected adversely by Brexit.’
The Guild proposes four main ways of ensuring future collaboration:
Website of The Guild
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