UK university gets EU funding post Brexit

A UK university has been awarded funding from the EU for smart control of air pollution after the UK voted to leave the EU. The University of Surrey will receive […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A UK university has been awarded funding from the EU for smart control of air pollution after the UK voted to leave the EU.

The University of Surrey will receive an investment worth €762,000 (£655,320) which will be used to research techniques to reduce the city centre air pollution and investigate clean aviation.

A total of €627,000 (£539,220) have been granted under the EU Horizon 2020 programme and €135,000 (£116,100) have been awarded from the Clean Sky 1 scheme, the EU aeronautics research programme.

The grants have been awarded despite the sector concerns around the UK’s ability to access EU funding programmes following Brexit vote.

Professor Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Surrey said: “This is another example that we are committed to working with European countries as part of our international engagement strategy.

“These projects are significant initiatives tackling air pollution and improve the environment for future generations.”