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    Concerns of the Spanish researchers living in the UK

    Interview with María Jiménez, president of SRUK, on the new scenario opened after the beginning of the process of the United Kingdom separation from the European Union where around 5000 Spanish researchers are working in public and private institutions.

    17/04/2017

    El Diario

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    30% of Spanish researchers in the UK are changing their future due to Brexit consequences.

    SRUK vicepresident, Dr. Estrella Luna Díez spoke about the uncertainty after the Brexit referendum. Currently, more than 5000 Spanish researchers are carrying out their research in the UK. According to CERU’s survey among its members, more than 60% of them believe that both their personal and professional lives will be affected. Many of these researchers plan to leave the UK, while 43% are still waiting for the events development to happen. Such decisions are likely to lead to a large loss of skilled professionals, says Dr. Luna.

    31/03/2017

    CEEI Valencia

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    30% of Spanish researchers in the UK are changing their future due to Brexit consequences.

    SRUK vicepresident, Dr. Estrella Luna Díez spoke about the uncertainty after the Brexit referendum. Currently, more than 5000 Spanish researchers are carrying out their research in the UK. According to CERU’s survey among its members, more than 60% of them believe that both their personal and professional lives will be affected. Many of these researchers plan to leave the UK, while 43% are still waiting for the events development to happen. Such decisions are likely to lead to a large loss of skilled professionals, says Dr. Luna.

    30/03/2017

    Comunica't

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    Citizens concerns raised by Brexit

     RNE highlights the uncertainty created after Brexit, both for Spanish living in UK and British living in Spain. They also mentioned that some EU citizens in UK have experienced a change in attitude towards them, with increased hostility.  Diego Alonso, Regional on-line manager of SRUK in London, reiterates the increased feeling of uncertainty in the scientific community, since most scientists working in UK depend on short contracts.

    30/03/2017

    RNE

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    What is UK dream after Brexit?

    Dr. Estrella Luna Díez, Vice-President of SRUK talked about the disappointment and the uncertainty for Spanish researchers working in the UK after Brexit referendum. Dr Luna Díez mentions the importance of good agreements to ensure the job stability of Spanish researchers in order to avoid expected problems such as disruption of access to European Union funds.

    29/03/2017

    RTVE.ES

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    SRUK survey results about Brexit impact in Spanish Researchers

    Results of SRUK survey about Brexit impact are reported in the prestigious journal Nature. The news highlighted that 43% of Spanish researchers will not take decisions until negotiations between United Kingdom and Europe come to an end; being the access to European funds and immigration policy among the main concerns for researchers.

    29/03/2017

    Nature

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    "We are starting to feel foreigners"

    Given the new situation of uncertainty generated after Brexit many Spanish researchers, such as Dr Jacobo Elies (University of Leeds) director of SRUK-Yorkshire constituency and Dr. Sara Alvira de Celis director of the SRUK-South West constituency, are thinking about the decision of leaving this country. According to the survey carried out by SRUK, 30% of its members are considering leaving the UK with the idea of finding new possibilities in other countries of the European Union and even return to Spain. For this reason, Dr. María Jiménez Sánchez, SRUK president insists on the importance of Spain working in the attraction of talent.

    28/03/2017

    La Voz de Galicia

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    30% Spanish researchers planning to leave the UK after Brexit

    The survey conducted by SRUK shows that 30% of Spanish researchers might leave the country due to the uncertainty generated after Brexit. According to Emma Martinez, director of the Science policy committee of SRUK, although many members are still waiting for events to happen, others paln to migrate to other EU countries. Dr. María Jiménez Sánchez, SRUK president, insists on the need to promote the scientific collaborations between both countries as well as the recognition of researchers.

    27/03/2017

    Canal Sur

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    What is happening with the Spanish researchers in the UK after Brexit?

    Fidel Almagro, from SRUK Science Policy Committee, comments on the impact of Brexit in the Spanish researchers in UK and the results of the survey conducted by SRUK mong its members concerns.

    27/03/2017

    El Independiente

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    Spanish researchers planning to leave the UK after Brexit

    This article covers the results of the survey carried by SRUK and highlights the fact that 30% of Spanish researchers in UK are considering leaving the country due to the uncertainty generated by Brexit. Emma Martinez, director of SRUK Science Policy Committee, pointed out that although most researchers will wait until the end of negotiations between UK and the EU, they will leave the country if their rights to work are somehow affected.

    27/03/2017

    El Heraldo

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