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Can free trade agreements enhance opportunities for UK higher education after Brexit?

As the UK prepares to negotiate a series of new free trade agreements with countries around the world, it is crucial that higher education and research feature prominently in discussions over any new international agreement which the UK government may consider post-Brexit.

This report, prepared for Universities UK by the UK Trade Policy Observatory based at the University of Sussex, sets out issues for the UK government and higher education sector to consider. It explores the ways in which the inclusion of education and research commitments in future free trade agreements could strengthen the position of UK higher education internationally, and the ways in which other countries have approached this to date.


 


 

 

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