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    Britain’s Intellectual Future Looks Uncertain After Brexit

    It’s hard to have a meeting of minds when you’re being isolationist. Some of the staunchest opposition to Brexit came from U.K. universities, and as the country prepares to leave the EU, they’re facing a seriously diminished intellectual legacy. British researchers say they’re being dropped from European projects, while some EU academics are reluctant to move to Britain, with its new reputation for xenophobia. Foreigners represent 20 percent of the student population — that’s a huge amount of funding — and British institutions are already falling in world rankings.

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