Curbing EU budget may be an ‘own goal’ for UK

Efforts by the United Kingdom to curb rises to the overall European Union budget are threatening to cut the €80 billion (US$98 billion) in EU research funding proposed for 2014-20, Times Higher Education has learned, writes Elizabeth Gibney.

The UK – whose academy benefits from more EU research funding than any other member state – is one of eight nations pushing to slash the main budget submitted by the European Commission.

Imran Khan, director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering, said that if the UK did not insist on protection for research, it would be "both hypocrisy and an own goal".
Full report on The Times Higher Education site