Scottish universities call for clarity over EU funding

Scottish universities have called for clarity over the future of post-Brexit research funding after the latest figures showed the sector continues to punch above its weight in securing European Union support, writes Paris Gourtsoyannis for The Scotsman.

Scotland’s universities have so far been awarded £392 million (US$527 million) through the EU’s competitive Horizon 2020 scheme, an 11% share of all funding secured by UK institutions. The University of Edinburgh receives the sixth-highest level of funding of any institution in the EU.

The UK government has guaranteed funding until the current scheme expires, but has yet to provide universities with detail of how it will support research after Brexit. Horizon 2020 is only fully open to members of the EU single market.
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