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Published: 07 September 2023

The Government has announced that the UK has rejoined the EU’s £85 billion flagship scientific research scheme, Horizon Europe, as an associate member.

From today, UK researchers and institutions will once again be able to apply for grants and bid to take part in projects under the Horizon programme.

Horizon will give UK research institutions unrivalled opportunities to lead global work to develop new technologies and research projects across all areas of health, which will ultimately benefit patients and the public.

Our response

“This is great news for the research community here at St George’s and across the UK. Prior to Brexit, our scientists were immensely successful in securing European funding which made up almost 20% of our total grant income. Horizon Europe plays a pivotal role in accelerating world-leading science, boosting international collaborations, and enabling the UK to remain a global superpower in research and enterprise. I'm excited to see St George's researchers now being able to take full advantage of this agreement and secure European funding.”

- Professor Jon Friedland, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise -

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St George’s, University of London is home to internationally recognised research that delivers cutting-edge scientific discovery through three specialist research institutes, and is ranked 8th in the country for research impact out of 129 institutions, according to Times Higher Education.

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