- New Global Talent immigration route launched to attract ‘brightest and best’ scientists and researchers
- What are key aspects of the new route?
- What are the key differences between this new route and the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route, as regards science and research roles? Are these all positive?
- Will this new route be welcomed by the UK science and research and higher education communities, and if so, why?
- Will this new scheme go any way to assuaging concerns about the loss of EU free movement after 31 December 2020 in relation to attracting overseas science talent to the UK?
Immigration analysis: Graeme Ross, Immigration and Compliance Manager at the University of Cambridge, examines the key aspects of the new Global Talent immigration route and analyses its benefits as well as how it differs to the previous, Exceptional Talent, route in relation to the science and research sector. He also considers how this new route will encourage new talent to come to the UK even after free movement of persons is closed after Brexit.
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