Le commerce international en eaux troubles

Plugging the gap

Plugging the gap

Brexit and research funding in UK universities 

The link between scientific research, knowledge investments and economic performance was illustrated in detail for the UK by case studies Frontier recently carried out for the business department.

This link has heightened universities’ funding concerns following the Brexit vote, since although the UK is a net contributor to the EU overall, it receives a disproportionate share of EU research funds. In this bulletin, we examine the extent of this dependence, and identify some pinch points – where the demands will be greatest for post-Brexit national funding to make up the difference. 

Plugging the gap