De la Cour Communications


Written By: Nic Mitchell

Nic Mitchell is an expert commentator on European higher education for University World News, Times Higher Education special supplements and other higher education media. He also helps European universities to raise their international profile through effective ‘native’ English-language content in print and online.

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

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

Three of his articles were selected for a new book Understanding Higher Education Internationalization – insights from key global publications edited by Philip G. Altbach, Georgiana Mihut and Hans de Wit from the Center of International Higher Education at Boston College, USA, and published by Sense Publishers in 2017. See here.

As a highly experienced journalist and university communicator in the UK and Europe, Nic set up De la Cour Communications in 2012 to assist non-UK universities reach Anglophone international students, researchers and global stakeholders.

Current and recent university and business clients include:

* Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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

* Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen 

* Linköping University, Sweden

* Parthenon-EY management consulting group in India.

Here’s a taste of our recent reports, features and blogs:

Study-abroad students want more responsive staff – University World News
Open to the world – Interview Czech rector for Times Higher Education special New Europe 2018 supplement 
First Times Higher world summit in Central Europe – EUPRIO News
Europe gaining on UK for study abroad students – University World News
Internationalisation not on life support says top ranker – University World News
Review into ‘broken’ higher education student funding – Blog
What’s wrong with university websites? – EUPRIO Blog
Pushing the boundaries – Times Higher Education special supplement on World Changing Glasgow University
UK university’s start to shake off the Brexit blues – University World News
Stick to the facts when marketing to students – EUPRIO News 
Shorter periods abroad could widen student mobility – University World News
What is so attractive about extremism? – Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway 
EU considers bringing Switzerland in from Erasmus+ cold PIE News
Can UK universities remain European after Brexit – Blog
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.

We’d be delighted to discuss how we can help your organisation. 
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 Nic Mitchell


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