The Evening Standard is reporting that Oxford University is currently in talks with French officials over opening their first ever overseas campus.
French officials have held talks with Oxford University about opening a sister campus in Paris, a move which could guarantee the university European funding after Brexit, The Telegraph reported.
Oxford and other British universities, including Warwick, have been told that any campus they open in France would enjoy French legal status and could therefore continue to receive European funding.
Opening these satellite campuses would mean relocating degree courses and establishing joint study programmes.
British universities have warned MPs that Brexit could mean “disaster” for higher education if European funding is withdrawn.
Jean-Michel Blanquer, a former director-general of the French ministry of education, confirmed to the paper that discussions between British universities and the French government were taking place.
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