Brexit

As we leave the EU, the University of Birmingham will continue to nurture and value our European partnerships, collaborations and the contributions of our EU students and staff.

Our university community welcomes international students and staff from more than 150 countries and, post-Brexit, and we will remain an ambitious, outward-looking, global university - both in relation to the EU and the wider world.

‘Ensuring the United Kingdom remains the best place for science and innovation’ is one of the twelve principles which the Government has announced that will guide the UK’s exit from the EU. This is strongly welcomed, and we will work with Government and other stakeholders to ensure this is delivered.

Nationally the University of Birmingham is working with the Russell Group, Universities UK and other organisations to influence Government and put forward the strongest possible case for universities. We are calling for the UK’s continued engagement in EU research and innovation programmes, as well as sustained academic and student mobility including access to the EU programmes which support this. Above all, the Higher Education sector is clear about the urgent priority that Government needs to give to guaranteeing the residency and work rights of EU citizens and their dependants currently working in the UK.

The University is committed to doing all that we can to support staff and students and to help them navigate their way through the implications of the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. While we are members of the EU, we also remain strongly committed to continuing to apply to Horizon 2020, Erasmus + and other EU funding programmes.

For further information please visit our frequently asked questions about the University and Brexit.