The European University Association (EUA) has published a factsheet concerning Brexit and the possible consequences for European universities. According to the data, the UK has the largest number of publications and participants in Horizon 2020, the 8th framework programme funding research, technological development, and innovation. The UK manages 20 % of all the programme’s projects. In addition, the factshees says it is the largest destination for mobile students, receiving almost 30 % of European students going abroad.
EUA is working actively to keep universities in the UK as close as possible to the rest of Europe, even after an exit from the Union. An earlier factsheet, looked at the different options and possibilities within the EU system that allow the UK to continue as an integral part of the family of European universities.
- EUA Brexit Factsheet: UK–European Research Collaboration and Student Mobility (PDF)
- European University Association (EUA), Brussels, Belgium