Time for Science and Innovation to remain at the heart of the Brexit process

From the approximately 129,000 Spanish nationals live in the UK, 3,500 are researchers working in universities. This figure rises to 5,000 when considering Spanish scientists working in other R&I public institutions, companies and administration. With over 640 members, the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK) represents a large proportion of Spanish nationals working in R&I.

SRUK has been monitoring the challenges and opportunities associated with Brexit and their impact on Spanish researchers in the UK. Moreover, we have aimed to understand this impact on students and researchers in Spain interested in moving to the UK in the near future. SRUK conducted the 1st SRUK survey on Brexit from October 2016 to December 2016 and we have recently conducted two new surveys: one in UK and one in Spain.

Brexit and you

  • How has Brexit affected (or is likely to affect) you or your research?
  • Have you benefited in any way of EU funding or regulations?
  • Was the UK’s membership of the EU an essential reason for you to come to UK?

We are collecting information to produce a report of case-studies on how the EU structure benefits the UK scientific endeavour and the researchers working in the UK. This information is crucial for us to be able to understand the impact of Brexit in SRUK members so please take a minute to fill in the form.

This questionnaire will remain open indefinitely in order to record information at any time. However, please complete this questionnaire as early as possible.

Register your case HERE

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