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EU universities hesitant to work with Brexit Britain

Europe's universities are generally willing to collaborate with British partners, but Brexit uncertainty has stopped many from putting UK institutions in a leading role, a report has found.

The report—based on a survey conducted by UniLion, a group of 39 university liaison offices in Brussels—found that research collaborations with the UK had stagnated or decreased. One responding institution declared that it had completely abandoned the idea of joining a UK-led consortium.

“There has been a change in many of the consortia, with the co-ordination role being taken by non-UK partners,” the report, published on 22 March, said. “The will to collaborate with UK partners is there, but the uncertainty connected to Brexit has led to structural changes so that UK partners are no longer operating in key roles.”

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