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Europe on the Horizon: Examining the Value of European Research Collaboration

Published by The British Academy

A briefing detailing the range of European research collaborations that take place within the humanities and social sciences and illustrating their impact on UK research, higher education and society.

European research collaboration is essential to the health of the humanities and social sciences in the UK. This briefing evidences the value of participation in EU research programmes, a common regulatory framework and researcher mobility, and makes the case for continuing close involvement.

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