Comment on Brexit Committee Report

04 April 2017

Commenting on the Exiting the European Union Committee report on The Government’s negotiating objectives: the White Paper, Russell Group Head of Policy Jessica Cole, said:

“EU and other international staff have helped make UK research a world leader. Ensuring that universities can continue to recruit top global talent, including early career researchers, will be fundamental to building a stronger economy after the UK leaves the European Union.

“Whether we are talking about research collaborations, Erasmus+ or recruiting the best international staff and students, pulling up the drawbridge after Brexit would take UK science and research backwards. The Committee’s recommendations need to be taken seriously in Whitehall.”

Notes to editors: 

  1. The Exiting the European Union Committee report on The Government’s negotiating objectives: the White Paper can be found here

 

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