The White Paper on The UK’s future skills-based immigration system has been published

19th December 2018

The Campaign for Social Science notes that the long-awaited White Paper on The UK’s future skills-based immigration system has been published. The Campaign’s recent report, A World of Talent, highlights the importance of international-origin staff to universities and the social sciences across the UK. The quality of higher education research depends on being able to… Read more »

AcSS and CfSS response to the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee inquiry into Brexit: EU Student Exchanges and Funding for University Research

6th December 2018

Academy of Social Sciences and Campaign for Social Science – Written evidence (ESE0013) The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science have long argued that retaining the closest possible association with the EU framework programmes, and access to exchange programmes like Erasmus+, are necessary to ensure the continued vibrancy and vitality of the UK science and research sector. This would not only help safeguard research funding and continued opportunities… Read more »

Campaign for Social Science comment on the Migration Advisory Committee’s final report on European Economic Area Migration

18th September 2018

The Campaign for Social Science has long argued that any post-Brexit migration system must ensure the excellence and well-being of our UK universities, who do so much to help raise Britain’s reputation and influence around the globe. The MAC report notes that 17% of all higher education staff are from EEA countries – and that… Read more »

Upcoming Report on International Staff in the Social Sciences

18th July 2018

Our upcoming report on international staff in the social sciences will show why our future migration regime should be flexible and straightforward. The map (below) provides a look into the insights from our future report on international staff in the social sciences, and the implications for any future visa regime.  

AcSS & CfSS Response to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on Science and Innovation after Brexit

21st February 2018

The Academy and Campaign call for a ‘flexible immigration system’ so as to continue to attract and retain international talent to UK universities and research institutions that will be vital in addressing the UK’s grand challenges.

Campaign responds to 2017 Autumn Budget

23rd November 2017

The Campaign for Social Science welcomes the Chancellor’s commitment to “the biggest investment in science and innovation funding in four decades” outlined in today’s Autumn Budget.

Academy and Campaign welcome Brexit report and additional visas

16th November 2017

The Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) and its Campaign for Social Science (CfSS) welcome the British Academy’s report, ‘Brexit Means?’,  which sets out the BA’s priorities for the humanities and social sciences in the current Brexit negotiations. The impact of Brexit on higher education in all disciplines has been raised by many. This includes implications for… Read more »

Response to the Triggering of Article 50

29th March 2017

Today, the UK Government triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the process of our withdrawal from the European Union. As negotiations with the other 27 EU countries begin, we recognise the pressures the Government faces in obtaining the best possible deal for the UK. With this in mind, the Academy of Social Sciences… Read more »

Brexit and UK (Social) Science: Developments to date

20th February 2017

The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science have today (February 20) published a new briefing note on Brexit. Read the full note here This note outlines Government statements related to recommendations the Academy and Campaign have made since the EU referendum. It provides a summary of the Government’s response to some… Read more »

Leave – Academy briefing for UK social science in response to EU referendum vote

24th June 2016

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, says ‘This will result in uncertainty for the social science community, with implications for research funding, international collaboration, freedom of movement, and capacity building.’ The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science summarise… Read more »