De la Cour Communications


Written By: Nic Mitchell

De la Cour Communications provides tailored public relations and communication to support European universities internationalising their higher education portfolios and collaborative research activities.

The attack on the Ariana Grande in Manchester

It is led by higher education commentator and communication consultant Nic Mitchell, who set up De la Cour Communications to encourage greater staff and student mobility across national borders.

His recent blog here discusses the challenges academics and their PR advisers face handling the media while carrying out research into violent radical extremism.

Nic won the Outstanding Higher Education Journalism Award 2015 from the UK Chartered Institute of Public Relations in 2015. This was for his investigation into the East to West European brain drain of young talent from countries like Lithuania for BBC news online.

De la Cour Communications provides ‘native’ English-language communication services to raise the profile of:

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), Norway – research profiles & online news in English

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen – Master’s programmes information in English

EUPRIO, the European universities’ public relations and communication association – online news, blogs and social media support


Charles University Prague, Czech Republic – English-language copy / editing for public relations and marketing 

Nic also writes about trends in European higher education for:

Nic’s writing style has been described as ‘reliable, accurate, independent and insightful’ by University World News co-founding editor Karen MacGregor.

BBC online education news editor Sean Coughlan said it was ‘the kind of specialist journalism, with a thoughtful analysis, that people really want’.

His recent blogs look at a breakthrough for involving UK universities in U-Multirank and ask What Brexit means for European higher education?

This website also hosts the ‘Cancer-talk’ blog in which Nic recounts his personal fight-back against bowel cancer.

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