Long List of Little Things: Education

Academic subjects most threatened by Brexit

Currently 40,000 non-UK EU staff work in UK universities, with modern languages, mathematics, physics and economics predicted to be particularly badly affected by Brexit because of their high dependence on EU academics.

UK’s international science research reputation at risk

Brexit could negatively impact UK research, as Britain was a net recipient of EU research funding, taking in €8.8bn (£7.9bn) between 2007 and 2013, compared with contributions of €5.4bn. Key areas, such as robotics and climate change, in which the UK leads the world, will be threatened if it becomes more difficult to attract EU researchers and EU funding for collaborative projects.