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Beyond Brexit

Universities should look above the political fray to focus on their roles in whatever comes next.

So Brexit Day didn’t happen. The can has been kicked down the road again, leaving the UK in Eurolimbo, neither out of nor properly in the European Union and the rules, programmes, funding and institutions that underpin so much of the country’s economy.

As the Brexit process grinds through further rounds of political negotiations, with a long delay or "flextension" a likely outcome, higher education representatives will no doubt reiterate their case for favourable treatment and additional support for recruitment of staff and students, mobility and research funding.

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