Research universities urge Brexit negotiators to secure positive outcome on research
Several associations representing a total of 58 European research universities issued a joint statement on 11 December 2017, urging Brexit negotiators to secure a positive outcome on research as soon as possible. The statement was issued on the occasion of the December meeting of the EU Council by the Russell Group, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (The Guild). Their intervention follows the announcement that Brexit negotiating teams have agreed sufficient progress has been made to allow for discussions to begin over the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The statement highlights the importance of research collaboration in tackling major challenges like disease and climate change, and argues that the EU and UK must be ambitious and work towards a settlement on research that will support joint-working after Brexit.
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