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Leaders in academia and politics offer advice to Skidmore

Movers and shakers in science and higher education have offered some words of advice to the new science and universities minister Chris Skidmore, as UK academia prepares to enter what could be one of its most turbulent years.

Vivienne Stern, director of Universities UK International

“Deal or no deal, the UK should seek full association to Horizon Europe as swiftly as possible to end uncertainty in academic communities across Europe as well as in the UK. If there is no deal, the minister will need to prioritise planning to mitigate the impact on universities and press ministers across Europe and the European Commission to decide how they will act to preserve collaboration and student exchange.

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