De la Cour Communications


Written By: Nic Mitchell

De la Cour Communications, led by award-winning public relations consultant and commentator Nic Mitchell, specialises in strategic advice and communication support for international higher education clients.

Currently working with a range of media outlets, including the BBC, Nic was described as “reliable, accurate, independent and insightful in his reporting” by University World News founding co-editor Karen MacGregor.

As well as providing blogs and news reports, De la Cour Communications offers tailored market intelligence and media support to public and private sector organisations promoting the internationalisation of higher education and student mobility.

Clients include the 700-strong European universities’ association, EUPRIO, where we produce informed commentary and manage social media for communication professionals in 22 countries, and University World News – where we report on key trends in European higher education.


bologna processOur website here has news and blogs from around the sector, focusing on the UK and continental Europe. We’ve also introduced a new feature Cancer-talk recounting Nic’s fight-back after being diagnosed with bowel cancer at the end of 2014.

For a taste of our recent reports and blogs, try these:

* Key trends can help predict the future of European higher education

* UK universities launch campaign to stay in European Union

* European Students’ Union warning over Bologna dream

* Communications is key for handling university mergers

* Handling cancer treatment is like a game of snakes and ladders

* What can we learn from U-Multirank 2015

*  Lessons from Lithuania on the east-to-west brain drain

Nic with international guests at EUPRIO's Durham conference.

Nic with international guests at EUPRIO’s Durham conference.

There’s more about how we can help your organisation improve its coverage and understanding of the European higher education scene here

We look forward to hearing from you, particularly if you are a university looking to increase student mobility and your international profile.

Please use the contact link on left-hand of this page or email us or drop us a tweet


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