In the words of another current cliché, UK science is already ‘world-beating’. But researchers are concerned that ministers’ plans may put that status in jeopardy as MARTIN MCQUILLAN reports.
A Nobel prize-winning scientist has said Brexit has cast the UK “several decades into the past” and feared it would damage the country’s standing in the scientific community.
Iter is a collaboration between China, the EU, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the US - all of whom are sharing in the costs of construction.
The last chance to save us from a no-deal Brexit has now slipped by. Here’s what we lost today 01/07/2020
The negotiations which will set our relationship with our closest neighbours for the next generation are being rushed in a reckless game of chicken.
We’re running out of time. If post-Brexit negotiations don’t prioritise health, we won’t get through a second wave 30/06/2020
Everyone is fishing in the same pond. Stocks built up in readiness for Brexit are having to be replenished. If another pandemic strikes, we’ll hardly be in the best position to get through it.
An increasingly competitive international market, Brexit and fewer research citations contributed to fall, says research.
Nobel scientists warn Britain will lose ‘superpower’ status if access barred to €100bn EU fund
In total, European Commission has pledged €232M to help contain coronavirus outbreak, as Italy becomes an infection hotspot.
High cost of entry under immigration overhaul will put off applicants, says thinktank.
Brussels firms up position and bloc’s unity before tough talks on future relationship with UK.
Letter warns immigration rules may damage UK universities’ ability to attract global talent.
Brexit could have major implications for health and social care in England. Here we look at some of the latest developments that could have an impact.
Brexit hits UK science funding and workforce 16/10/2019
The first figures have emerged demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research.
The prime minister’s Brexit policy is sacrificing the UK’s science reputation – and billions of pounds in EU grants.
Scientists deride Johnson’s claim UK on ‘verge’ of creating commercial nuclear fusion reactors 02/10/2019
‘Allure of fusion makes it a good distraction from the failures of current government’s science and climate policy’
Nuclear fusion lab praised by Boris Johnson in Tory conference speech is funded mostly by EU 02/10/2019
Oxfordshire reactor has been described as ‘shining example of scientific cooperation between EU members’.
UK researchers fear being blocked from EU-wide testing of treatments for diseases including rare childhood cancers.
Nobel prize winner leaves as reality of disconnecting from EU funding network sets in. / A no-deal Brexit looks set to undermine the UK’s position as a world leader in international research and is already starting to cause damage according to a number of prominent scientists working in Britain.
The president of the Royal Society has warned the Tory leadership candidates that UK research could be damaged by a bad deal or no-deal Brexit.
The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.
A previously confidential government study detailing 142 areas of life in Northern Ireland that will be impacted by Brexit has been published, revealing risks to everything from cooperation on congenital heart disease and cross-border child protection to rules preventing the looting of national treasures.
As the possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario increases, and the government publishes its “no-deal preparedness” notices, it is worth taking stock of the sheer variety of problems that would arise with a no-deal Brexit – and the devastating consequences that would arise from such a legal limbo. Here’s what we know so far.