Ministry of Science summarizes intergovernmental consultations between Poland and the UK

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Funding grants, cooperation between universities, student exchange - these are some of the topics discussed during the intergovernmental consultations between Poland and the United Kingdom, which took place in late November. Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Prof. Łukasz Szumowski summarized the consultations in an interview with PAP.

Szumowski, who participated in the intergovernmental consultations, noted in an interview with PAP that the discussions covered bilateral relations, and the subject of Brexit came up in work talks.

Deputy minister admitted that the Polish scientists could be concerned by uncertainty related to the financing of international EU research projects involving British scientists after Brexit. "We have obtained assurances of the British government that after leaving the European Union all scientific projects will be financed - including those implemented under Horizon 2020" - said Prof. Szumowski. He noted that this includes both the ongoing projects and those yet to begin.

source: Polska Agencja Prasowa – Nauka w Polsce 

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