Cambridge University Released Statement Regarding EU Referendum ResultBy Staff Reporter, UniversityHerald Reporter
Cambridge University Vice Chancellor released a statement regarding the EU referendum results, saying that the University and the Government will ensure that staff and students will stay in the country.
The president of Universities UK, Julia Goodfellow, said that UUK respects the results of the EU referendum although it is not the outcome that they have campaigned for nor expected it. The decision to leave the European Union poses uncertainties in the future of the Universities throughout UK, Independent reported.
The University of Cambridge however, ensures that they will continue to charge the regular UK fee rate to current students of the University who will apply in 2016 to start their studies in 2017, provided that the UK law will continue allowing it. Also, please take note that UK fee rate may be subjected to increases. Furthermore, the University will work with the UK Government to ensure that staff and students will stay in UK. The University will remain deeply committed to global cooperation and to the dedicated staff whore are from all over the world, according to the statement released by the Cambridge University Vice Chancellor which is posted on the University's website.
Furthermore, the University of Cambridge recognize that there is a great uncertainty around the UK electorate's decision to leave the European Union. Also, the Vice Chancellor reassures that there will be no immediate changes to the university's activities.
The impact of the decision to leave the European Union leaves uncertainties with regards to UK policy on tuition fees, bursaries, and loans.
The Universities UK announced that convincing the UK government to ensure that students and staff from other EU countries will stay in British Universities will be their first priority. They will also ask the government to promote UK as a welcoming destination to brilliant minds because they make great contributions to university researches. The researches in return, have positive impact on the economy.