Scottish universities face talent drain from no-deal Brexit

The principal of the University of Glasgow and chair of the Russell Group has warned that a no-deal Brexit could cause a talent drain in Scotland’s universities, writes Carla Jenkins for The National.

Speaking to Our Future Our Choice Scotland, the national activist group that is campaigning for a second referendum on the Brexit deal, Professor Anton Muscatelli warned of the “lack of clarity” that a no-deal Brexit would bring to the university sector in Scotland.

“We would argue that no-deal is something that should be avoided at all costs,” he said. “At the moment we attract some fantastic talent. Around 3,000 of our students and 21% of our academic colleagues at the University of Glasgow are from EU countries … A no-deal would cause such dislocation and such uncertainty that that flow of talent would come to a halt. We want to avoid that.”
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