In the first move to clarify the government's position on leaving the EU, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed today that the UK will “control immigration" from EU countries and will leave the single market.
Northern Ireland's universities will suffer if access to funding and collaboration with EU institutions is restricted, a senior academic has said, and stakeholders are wary of the potential political fallout.
In the aftermath of the UK’s historic EU referendum, universities in Europe have been caught up in the vacuum of uncertainty created by Brexit. Speaking with The PIE News, stakeholders discussed the likely fall in incoming UK students over the coming years but said they are hopeful that it could be offset by growing interest from students from other EU states.
A vote for Brexit in the UK has had an immediate impact on the value of the pound sterling. The PIE News speaks with stakeholders in the UK, Europe and beyond on possible implications for international education.
New visa rules will make it easier for non-EU students and researchers to work during their studies and to stay on after graduation. They will also facilitate greater freedom of movement for international students between EU countries.
The new Erasmus+ programme has paid out €918m in grants for studying, training or volunteering abroad in 2014, the European Commission has said, funding work and study abroad for more than 500,000 students and 150,000 staff across Europe.