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    The success of Erasmus+ will be very difficult to replicate

The success of Erasmus+ will be very difficult to replicate

In the general confusion surrounding Britain’s relationship with the EU, the Erasmus+ programme has been a casualty. Anne Corbett (LSE) looks at the programme’s origins in the 1950s and the lessons that Erasmus’s slow journey to fruition have for any ‘Erasmus Lite’ replacement.

As Britain heads for its still unknown Brexit destination, concern about the EU programme Erasmus+ is growing. […]

Trading in higher education with the EU will not be easy post-Brexit

Universities occupy a complicated position in the post-Brexit landscape. Howard Davies says that rolling over existing arrangements, as the government is confident of doing, will not be easy or automatic. The future is unclear and he advises caution.

Anne Corbett (University World News 528 and LSE Brexit) is right to point to the UK’s intention to build higher education service provision into […]

Universities are a bargaining chip in the Brexit free-trade future

Higher education – although clearly not a government priority – is becoming a bargaining chip as the UK considers its future outside the EU. Anne Corbett (LSE) examines the May government’s proposal to treat higher education as a sweetener for free trade deals, an idea that is likely to have life in it whatever the immediate Brexit outcome.

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It’s time students took to the barricades over Brexit

The eve of the new academic year is a key moment for students across the higher and further education sectors to take a more active role in the Brexit debate. As things stand right now, future cohorts of students are at risk of being excluded from the networks of educational and cultural exchange facilitated by the EU, argues Claire Gordon (LSE […]

What will President Macron mean for UK universities?

Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election will have a significant impact on European politics across a wide number of policy areas. Anne Corbett assesses what Macron’s presidency could mean for higher education in the UK and for bilateral relations between the UK and France.

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The university challenge: what would an Intelligent Brexit look like?

 

The EU brought invaluable networks for research and collaboration to the UK. More than that, it fostered a shared democratic culture of openness and tolerance. But these links will have to change as Britain pursues a hard Brexit. Time is short, write Anne Corbett (left) and Claire Gordon, and universities need to make the case for an ‘Intelligent Brexit’ […]

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    But we can’t do it alone: the future of British universities post-Brexit

But we can’t do it alone: the future of British universities post-Brexit

With the loss of EU funding and collaborative opportunities – as well as a shake-up of research councils – British universities must now work out how to stay internationally competitive. Anne Corbett identifies four options for maintaining the UK’s Top 10 position in the world rankings. She finds that while overseas expansion, MOOCs and recruiting more non-EU students are all viable strategies, […]

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    Brexit was a huge shock for universities. Now we must regroup and deepen our European links

Brexit was a huge shock for universities. Now we must regroup and deepen our European links

Universities were shocked and profoundly concerned by the Leave vote. So much collaboration between European universities has arisen from membership of the EU. Norwegian-style membership of the EEA would at least enable them to keep their involvement with programmes like Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020. But, writes Anne Corbett, now is the time to forge and deepen our European links thorough […]

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    Letter to friends: this is why I will vote Remain in the referendum

Letter to friends: this is why I will vote Remain in the referendum

 The LSE’s Nicholas Barr explains why he will be voting to Remain in the EU referendum – citing a wide range of arguments about sovereignty, migration, international influence, regulation, democracy, trade and the single market to make his case. He concludes the economic and foreign policy costs of leaving are large, and the gains in sovereignty in today’s connected world are […]

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    The Political Quarterly: Key issues in the negotiations about Britain’s membership of the EU

The Political Quarterly: Key issues in the negotiations about Britain’s membership of the EU

In the run-up to the referendum, the LSE arranged a series of expert hearings within its own Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe. The first four hearings dealt with important policy issues : migration, employment regulation, financial integration and, finally, higher education and research. A new series of articles in The Political Quarterly draws on these discussions […]