Brexit: education, science and research

How will exiting the European Union affect the UK's education system? Read analysis from Parliament's libraries and committees on the impact of Brexit.


International and EU students in higher education in the UK FAQs
Answers questions about international and EU students in the UK and outlines policy issues including the potential impact of Brexit and the net migration target on international and EU student recruitment

Research briefing on Impact of exiting the EU on higher education
Gives an overview of issues and outlines parliamentary debate

Inquiry on impact of exiting the EU on higher education
Education Committee inquiry examines possible Brexit effects on UK university reputation, EU students and staff

Science and research

Industrial Strategy: science and STEM skills
Science and Technology Committee welcomes the Government's industrial strategy Green Paper, but it could give more room for discussing its links with Brexit

Support for science
The EU is a major source of funding for research and the Higher Education and Research Bill will make structural changes to the science support structures

Exiting the EU and science and research
Information produced ahead of the debate on 19 December 2016

Implications and opportunities for science and research
What are the risks and opportunities for the mobility of scientists, collaborative research, funding, access to facilities, regulation, private sector investment, administrative burdens/costs?

Potential impact on funding for universities and scientific research
Looks at current university and research funding in the UK and some of the key issues raised following the referendum result


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News from across the House

News from across the House of Commons and House of Lords

Brexit glossary

List of commonly-used terms and acronyms, for example:

  • Article 50 TEU
  • Hard Brexit
  • Soft Brexit
  • Smooth Brexit
  • Red, white and blue Brexit
  • Great Repeal Bill

Background to the referendum

Reports and briefings on the UK's EU referendum 2016

Author information

Commons and Lords Library service

Authors of the research briefings are available to discuss them with Members and their staff. The research briefings are published to the UK Parliament website.

Select Committees

Both Houses establish select committees to conduct inquiries and to produce reports on a range of matters, from the conduct of Government to specialist subject areas. Information on their work can be found on the website.

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

POST provides research from across the biological, physical and social sciences, and engineering and technology

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