Brexit and its impact on Further and Higher Education
The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science wrote to the Convener regarding the Erasmus programme following Brexit.
The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills wrote to Convener regarding the joint work between the Scottish Government and the Irish Government post Brexit on Education and Research.
The Committee agreed to consider the impact of Brexit on Scottish Further and Higher Education Institutes.
The Convener has written to both the UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research & Innovation and to the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science. The Correspondence from the Convener is noted below.
The Convener wrote to the UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research & Innovation regarding the cancellation of the session on the impact of Brexit on Higher Education and asking for a response from the UK Government to answer questions that elected members of the Scottish Parliament wished to pursue.
The Convener wrote to the UK Home Secretary to raise concerns about the impact of the proposed European Temporary Leave to remain on Scottish Universities.
The Committee will continue to monitor this issue.
The Committee has received the following submissions.
Additional information has been from Universities Scotland.
A late submission has been received from the Royal Society of Edinburgh
18 September 2019
The Committee heard evidence from Universities Scotland, National Union of Students and the University and College Union Scotland.
View the committee meeting from 18 September here
30 October 2019
The evidence session with the UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has been cancelled.
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