Higher Education in Post-Brexit UK: Between Insularity and Alternative Stragegies for Internationalisation

Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch


While the pandemic has overshadowed debates about the impact of Brexit on UK Higher Education, the ‘sector’ is waking up to some of the undesired consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU - reflected, for example, in plummeting EU student admissions and staff recruitment, prevailing uncertainties about research funding and cooperation with European HE partners. At the same time, the ‘double shock’ of Covid and Brexit has also been a catalyst for UK higher education to rethink agency and strategy in view of (re-)integration, cooperation and mobility within and beyond Europe. Drawing together the expert views of both UK and EU-based scholars, this SRHE IRR (International Research and Researchers) event seeks to provide a critical ‘reality check’ of UK international higher education (strategies) one year into Brexit and explore possible future scenarios of UK-EU HE relations.
Period12 Nov 2021
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Brexit
  • Higher Education
  • UK-EU
  • International Educaiton