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EUA webinar on Brexit: what will it mean for universities

15 June 2017

On 7 June 2017, EUA organised a webinar on "Brexit: What will it mean for universities?" The webinar aimed at giving a factual overview of Brexit for the university sector, as seen from the UK viewpoint as well as from Brussels.

Vivienne Stern, Director of Universities UK International (UUKi) shared the concerns of the British university sector with participants and emphasised the importance of working together. “UK universities are strongly committed to continue cooperation with their partners across Europe”. She also shared evidence of the close ties between the UK and the rest of the EU and why this cooperation was important.

Thomas Jorgensen, Senior Policy Coordinator at EUA, explained the different steps of the negotiation process between the EU and the UUK and how these could become relevant for university cooperation across Europe. “We do not know much yet about the outcomes, but instead of speculating we should focus on what we can do as a sector: continue to cooperate with universities from the UK and politically argue for association of the UK to EU research and education funding programmes.”

The negotiations between the EU and the UK will start by the end of June. EUA and UUK will continue to work together on this topic and provide relevant information to their members.

Watch the webinar on YouTube (as well as all past webinars)

Presentations from both the speakers are also available online:
Vivienne Stern, Universities UK International (UUKi)
Thomas Jorgensen, European University Association (EUA)

With its 185 participants, this has been a very successful webinar and EUA will continue to develop this service further to its members.

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
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Switzerland
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