More than 2,300 EU academics have resigned from British universities during the past year due to uncertainty over post-Brexit rights.
The massive departures came amid a report by the British Academy, warning that the UK’s world-leading university sector could be threatened because of prospective changes to immigration rules after Brexit.
Among the subjects facing the greatest threat are modern languages and economics, The Independent reported Saturday.
Liberal Democrat education spokeswoman Layla Moran said, “This alarming rise in EU academics leaving our universities is the latest sign of a damaging Brexodus.”
“Britain’s universities have thrived from having access to talented European researchers, and from years of European cooperation through schemes like Horizon 2020 and Erasmus.”
“Now all this is being put at risk by this government’s botched handling of Brexit, where we seem to be losing all the benefits of EU membership…