The United Kingdom’s decision to go ahead with Brexit is affecting universities across the European Union (EU). Under the EU agreements, academic research could be freely conducted across Europe. The EU also provided funding for large research projects through their Horizon 2020 program.
Talks that will detail exactly how the United Kingdom will relate to the European Union are in progress. The talks are moving too slowly for European universities to avoid uncertainty. Researchers are already preparing grant applications and forming collaborations for projects planned in 2019.