Universities braced for brain drain

Scotland's top universities are bracing themselves for a brain drain of their most talented scientists if there is a ‘yes’ vote for independence, with some academics already prepared to relocate, writes Severin Carrell for the Guardian.

Senior academics and university executives told the Guardian that they believed Scotland's best-known universities would lose access to billions of pounds in funding and joint projects supported by British research councils if the country voted to leave the UK.

A number of senior research scientists have already been approached by leading English universities because of the referendum, while some candidates are delaying taking up Scottish posts until after the vote, sources have disclosed.
Full report on The Guardian site