Government announces high level stakeholder working group on EU exit, universities, research and innovation
Professor Sir John Holman is representing the Council for Mathematical Sciences, Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Biology and Royal Society of Chemistry as a member of the Government’s High Level Stakeholder Working Group on EU Exit, Universities, Research and Innovation.
The overarching purpose of the group is to provide a forum for government departments BEIS, DfE, and DExEU to discuss issues of common interest in approaching the UK’s exit from the EU with a broad range of UK representatives of the universities, science, research and innovation communities.
Sir John said: “I am very pleased to be able to represent our four organisations, to give a balanced view of the implications of leaving the EU across science and mathematics. I will be working in close partnership with senior representatives and staff from all of those organisations and I look forward to participating in open and in-depth discussions with other stakeholders.
The working group will be chaired by the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. BEIS and DfE will provide a joint secretariat reflecting the minister’s dual role. Depending on the agenda for each meeting, the minister from DExEU will attend. Given the sensitive nature of some of the issues that might be discussed, the content of discussion will remain confidential.