To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on universities in (a) England and (b) Scotland being able to recruit academic staff who are EU nationals after the UK leaves the EU.
24 January 2017
We recognise that arrangements for EU academic staff coming to the UK after we leave the EU is a key issue for the Higher Education sector, and one that will need to be considered as part of wider discussions about the UK’s relationship with the EU. DfE officials meet regularly with Home Office officials to discuss this and other matters, and the two departments will continue to work closely as these issues progress. DfE officials also meet regularly with officials from the devolved administrations to discuss a range of issues regarding higher education after the UK leaves the EU, and will continue to do so.