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Brexit Fears May See 15% of UK University Staff Leave

The government must maintain free movement for EU academics or risk losing up to 15% of staff at British universities, a leading German academics’ body has warned.

It comes as evidence mounts that European researchers and lecturers are leaving or rejecting UK higher education posts because of Brexit fears, - Guardian reports.

Margret Wintermantel, the head of the academic exchange service DAAD, which represents more than 300 higher education institutions and student bodies across Germany, said uncertainty about future working and residence conditions was “proving painful” and prompting top academics to turn down British university jobs.