27 Jan 2020
Top scientists to be given fast-tracked entry into the UK. A new fast-track visa system to attract the world's top scientists, researchers and mathematicians will open on 20th February.
The Global Talent route will have no cap on the number of people able to come to the UK, demonstrating the government’s commitment to supporting top talent.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said:
"The UK has a proud history of scientific discovery, but to lead the field and face the challenges of the future we need to continue to invest in talent and cutting edge research."
This funding will make sure the UK remains at the cutting edge of maths research, underpinning real-world technological developments, from smoother traffic flow, crime prevention, safer air travel, and smarter phone technology to the use of artificial intelligence and creating greener energy systems.