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Scientists and politicians meet in Belfast to discuss the impact of Brexit

12 October 2018

Scientists, policymakers and stakeholders took part in the Science and Stormont event on 8 October to examine the impact of Brexit on STEM and industry in Northern Ireland (NI), with our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Hardaker, chairing one of the panel discussions

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