De la Cour Communications


Written By: Nic Mitchell

De la Cour Communications is led by higher education journalist, blogger and consultant Nic Mitchell.

Nic Mitchell with the 2015 CIPR Award. Picture by Emily Hughes.

Winner of last year’s Outstanding Higher Education Journalism Award for his BBC report on the East-West brain brain drain in Europe, Nic provides journalistic and public relations support to a range of international media and higher education clients.

His latest blog here asks Can UK universities remain European after Brexit? and looks at the implications for Britain’s future association with the EU’s showpiece Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 research programmes.

De la Cour Communications is currently providing ‘native’ English-language editing and journalistic support to private and public clients, including:

  • Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), Norway
  • Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
  • Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) Bergen
  • European universities’ public relations and communication association, EUPRIO.
  • University World News
  • The PIE News
  • BBC education news online

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’.

As well as blogs and news reports on international higher education, we offer tailored market intelligence and communication support to universities and other institutions to encourage internationalisation in higher education and research.

For a taste of what we are writing about, see:

EU considers bringing Switzerland in from Erasmus+ cold

Also see UK universities-industry links at risk from Brexit and The year transnational education came of age

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

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