I've never just reblogged someone else before, but there's nothing I can add to this.
I was disappointed to hear the [British] Prime Minister [Theresa May] say that: “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what the very word ‘citizenship’ means.” I disagree. I would submit that giving your loyalty to a second country, and making a contribution to its progress and success, is not dissimilar to having a second child: you do not halve your love, you double it.From his letter about what the University of Newcastle is doing for its staff and students. Here's his full statement.
We will continue to work for the idea that a university has, in its very being and purpose, an international aspect, as it has had since medieval days when wandering scholars commuted between Bologna and Paris and Oxford. We will continue to welcome and support, to whatever extent we can, pre- and post-Brexit, an international academic body.
And we would do well to keep in mind that most universities will outlast most governments.
With best regards
Chris Brink, Vice Chancellor of Newcastle University