Brexit Means…? The British Academy’s Priorities for the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Current Negotiations

by The British Academy

2017
28

Summary

The result of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU puts at risk the UK’s world-leading research excellence in the humanities and social sciences. Scholarship and research flourish in long-term stable and inter-connected frameworks that support people, collaboration, resources and regulation. EU membership has provided such frameworks for the humanities and social sciences in the UK, based on: our ability to attract an international talent pool through our open labour market; working and competing with the best in the EU; having a single regulatory framework that we have helped shape in the EU; and, winning increasing EU funding through models of funding not available in the UK.


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