Brexit and Universities: Toward a Reconfiguration of the European Higher Education Sector?

Aline Courtois


The prospect of “Brexit” is causing significant anxiety across the European higher education sector, as universities brace themselves for a possible departure of the United Kingdom and a reconfiguration of the sector. Our research suggests that while the impact is expected to be uneven across the region—with some possible short-term beneficiaries—research cooperation with the United Kingdom and freedom of movement are valued by universities across the region.


Brexit; higher education; Europe; England

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