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Internationalism is lifeblood of UK universities, report shows

The importance of overseas links for British universities is made clear in a report from Universities UK International, released as the country edges closer towards a no-deal Brexit that could stifle opportunities for EU collaboration.

In 2017-18, the UK received 15 per cent of its research funding from EU institutions. Another 9 per cent comes from international sources outside the EU, said the report released on 30 July.

The UK is also becoming increasingly global as a research nation, with the percentage of internationally co-authored publications increasing from 39 per cent in 2009 to 55 per cent in 2018. The United States is the UK’s top collaborator, followed by Germany and China.

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