Riceviamo e volentieri pubblichiamo.
As you will be aware, the result of the EU Referendum is now known – the UK has
decided to leave the European Union.
Our priority right now is to come together across the Kings community to
provide support for staff and students who are affected in different ways by
this national decision. Kings remains totally committed to global interactions
in research and education and, where possible, increasing close academic
relationships with other European nations.
We are also completely committed to working with other universities and with
national bodies to do all we can to ensure continued interaction with Europe as
fully as possible in the challenging times ahead.
Please be assured that, barring unilateral action from the UK Government, the
vote to leave the European Union does not mean there will be any immediate
change to Kings, or to other UK universities, participation in EU programs
such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+, nor to the immigration status of current and
prospective EU students and staff.
Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty foresees a two-year negotiation process between
the UK and other Member States, during which time the terms of the UKs exit
from the European Union will be decided.
We have also heard that the Prime Minister has announced he will leave office by
October and that a new Prime Minister and Cabinet will lead the country through
the negotiations period.
We will continue to keep you updated as and when we learn more.
Professor Edward Byrne AC
Principal & President, King’s College London