Universities are today being urged to back a campaign to keep the UK in Europe.
Universities UK, the representative organisation for our universities, believes that being a member of the EU makes us stronger.
In its Universities in Europe campaign, launched today, it urges the nation’s unis to “stand up and be counted”, promoting the benefits of EU membership.
Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Universities UK president-elect, says: “The EU helps universities to carry out cutting-edge research and make discoveries that improve people’s lives and enhance the UK’s global influence.
“It brings people together, helping to attract top talent to contribute to UK higher education and providing life-changing opportunities abroad for UK students and researchers to build global networks and enhance their cultural understanding.”
She adds: “It helps universities to educate and employ local people, support home-grown enterprise and attract top European students who contribute to the UK economy.”
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