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UK quant academics fear Brexit brain drain

Brexit hitting graduate jobs, funding and “driving European academics away from the UK”, say universities
The UK’s impending departure from the European Union is already having a severely detrimental impact on the country’s quant finance academic community, claim senior scholars, with several citing a knock-on effect on student job placements and staff departures.

Several senior academics that spoke to Risk.net variously blame Brexit for: difficulties in placing graduates for jobs and internships; the departure of key teaching staff from their institutions; a decline in the number of EU students.

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