What does brexit mean for UK universities? For one the dreaded brain-drain, no longer will our universities be filled with the best minds from across Europe. Having Europe’s best in the U.K. means that innovation has flourished, our society has benefited from having our continental friends with us. It has given our universities an international and global focus, a purpose and reason to reach for the stars and strive to aim big in research, now under threat by being confined to the U.K.
Secondly, our universities are going to suffer financially. No longer will we be able to obtain massive grants from the EU. Our research will not only be confined to the U.K. but it will also be restricted to small scale research. How do we overcome this financial shortfall? Welcome to US style education in the U.K., ASTRONOMICAL university fees.
Read The Guardian’s article about brexit and U.K. universities here.