New visa route announced for researchers

08 August 2019

Responding to a Government announcement about a new visa route for researchers, Dr Hollie Chandler, Senior Policy Analyst at the Russell Group, said: “People and ideas enable Russell Group universities to deliver world-class research and education and are central to their ambition of building a better future for the UK. This is why our universities strive to recruit the most talented staff and students, wherever they are from.

“The Government’s announcement today will help them do so. Creating a new fast-track visa route for researchers and science specialists will make the UK a more attractive destination to global talent and bolster its position as a world leader in research.

“We look forward to working with Ministers on the design of this new route to ensure it supports research in all disciplines, talent at all career stages, and the full range of roles that are needed for an effective research environment, including lecturers, professors, early career researchers and technical staff.”

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