Switzerland has been allowed back into the EU's Horizon 2020 research programme, opening up negotiations for the country's direct participation in Erasmus+. However, negotiations may be delayed for a year or more.
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.
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.
The European Commission proposes to make it easier for non-European Union students and researchers to enter and stay in the EU in the face of growing competition from host destinations such as the US, Australia and Japan. New legislation would from 2016 would ease the student visa process, improve access to the labour market, and extend academic mobility between states.
A new university ranking system aimed to provide a more realistic and user-friendly guide to higher education institutions – and challenge the hegemony of today's leading rankings – was launched by the European Union in Dublin last week. 500 universities from across Europe and the world are expected to take part.