Michael Wilson considers Greek mythology’s Daidalos as an early example of research mobility. Continue reading Daidalos – the first of Europe’s mobile researchers?
Éanna Kelly, News Editor at Science | Business, notes how officials and researchers say the ‘mood has shifted’ on cost of accessing EU research programme, with senior figures warning it may be too expensive to join. Continue reading UK science minds harden on Horizon Europe price tag
Thomas Gift argues that convincing the public about the merits of international students requires appealing to self-interest in addition to pinpointing their intangible benefits on diversity and multiculturalism. Universities should make a stronger case for this, particularly in the context of Brexit. Continue reading Brexit, xenophobia and international students: how to combat ‘public paranoia’ over immigration
UK universities stand to suffer from Brexit, while universities across Europe and particularly in Germany are likely to benefit. Aline Courtois and a recent report from the Centre for Global Higher Education compare the expectations of European university leaders and staff regarding the post-Brexit future of Higher Education. Continue reading Brexit: German Universities among those Poised to Benefit if Researchers and Funding Shift
What Brexit will mean for UK universities varies from institution to institution. Much data on Brexit’s impact focuses on sector-wide aggregates, the forest that hides the trees. The UK provides excellent teaching and research, as illustrated by the number of its universities ranked in the top 10, 50 or 100 in the world. Yet despite its world-class reputation, the UK’s Higher Education sector is hierarchical, and various layers will be affected differently. Ludovic Highman explores the sector’s diversity in this regard. Continue reading EU Students at UK Universities: Patterns & Trends