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Future of Scottish research funding post-Brexit to be considered by MPs

4 December 2020

What is the future of research funding for Scotland post-Brexit?

Senior figures from the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde and Abertay will be quizzed on Wednesday by the Scottish Affairs Committee in an evidence session that will seek answers to this, as well as assessing the challenges and opportunities for international research collaboration from next month.

Purpose of the session

MPs are likely to seek more information from the panel, who will also be representing university associations Universities Scotland and MillionPlus, on:

  • the impact of participation in the Horizon and Erasmus+ programmes on Scottish research and alternatives to those programmes should membership not be obtained during Brexit negotiations;

  • how European Structural and Investment Funding should be replaced;

  • the impact of the introduction of student fees for EU students;

The session will be the fourth oral evidence session of the Committee’s Universities and Scotland Inquiry.


Wednesday 9 December 2020, Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 2pm:

  • Rachel Sandison, Vice Principle, External Relations, University of Glasgow and Member of Universities Scotland International Committee;

  • Professor Tim Bedford, Associate Principle (Research and Knowledge Exchange), University of Strathclyde and Member of Universities Scotland Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee;

  • Professor Nigel Seaton, the Principle and Vice-Chancellor of Abertay University, and Executive Member of MillionPlus.

Further information

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