Scotland’s Place in Europe: Science and Research

On 5 November, the Scottish Government published ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe: Science and Research’. This paper is one of a series of Scotland’s Place in Europe publications which set out the implications of Brexit for Scotland and constructive alternatives. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of international collaboration to science and research in Scotland, and to clarify the benefits that continued participation in European programmes, such as Horizon 2020, would bring to Scotland. This paper will help inform the evidential basis for the Scottish Government’s engagement with both the UK Government and the European Commission on future negotiations on science and research collaboration between the UK and EU. The Scottish Government wants Scotland to remain an attractive place to study, live and work for international scientists and researchers, and is also doing what it can to support EU researchers already in Scotland.