De la Cour Communications


Written By: Nic Mitchell

Nic Mitchell is an expert commentator on European higher education for University World News, The PIE News and BBC. He specialises in helping European universities raise their international profile through effective ‘native’ English-language content in print and online.

He won the 2015 Outstanding Higher Education Journalism Award from the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations and regularly blogs about international higher education for the European universities’  communication network, EUPRIO.

After a career in journalism and university communications in the UK and Europe, Nic set up De la Cour Communications in 2011/12 to assist non-UK universities reach Anglophone international students, researchers and global stakeholders.

Current and recent university and business clients include:

* Oslo and Akershurst University College of Applied Science (HiOA), Norway

* Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

* Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen 

* Linköping University, Sweden

* Parthenon-EY management consulting group in India.

For a taste of our recent reports, features and blogs, see:

Brand is key challenge for international recruitment – University World News
What is so attractive about extremism? – Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
EU considers bringing Switzerland in from Erasmus+ cold PIE News
Can UK universities remain European after Brexit – Blog
The year transnational education came of age – Blog
Germany and Netherlands step up TNE activity University World News
Big is beautiful for merging universities – BBC Business News

If your university wants to increase its international profile for cross-border research and student and staff mobility, please get in touch.

We specialise in providing native English-language copy-writing and editing. Here’s what we did for Explore HiOA, the magazine from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway.

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