Brexit will be good for universities, Oxford’s new Head of Brexit strategy says

Professor Alastair Buchan is confident that a good Brexit deal will benefit the UK's university sector.


ritish universities will establish global networks and recruit the world's "best and brightest" students outside of the European Union, Oxford University's head of Brexit strategy claimed yesterday.


Speaking publicly for the first time since his appointment in December, Professor Alastair Buchan told the Education Select Committee that membership of the EU had "sidelined" Canadian and American researchers who used to come to work at British universities, as freedom of movement made it easier to recruit Europeans.


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