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Mind your marketing language, universities urged

Universities should ‘stop inflating the language’ in their marketing communications and return to old-fashioned virtues, such as truthfulness, integrity, modesty and dedication if they want to win back public trust. That was the blunt warning from Dr Sijbolt Noorda, the opening keynote speaker at a conference of European higher education public relations and communication practitioners […]

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Swiss immigration vote is warning for the UK

Switzerland’s political elite were not the only ones taken aback by a popular vote against mass immigration – and the reaction from the European Union has lessons for those clamouring to end Britain’s EU membership. That’s the warning from the rector of a top Swiss university after a tiny majority of 50.3% voted to support […]

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‘Reward scientists who can communicate with the public’

A German think tank is recommending rewarding scientists who are good at engaging with the public, writes NIC MITCHELL. Scientists who engage with the public deserve not just support and appreciation, but also “remuneration and incentives,” says a position paper from the Siggen Circle. The paper entitled, The Siggen Call for Action – Shaping science […]

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Alpine venue for European unis focus on change

The 2014 conference of the European universities public relations and communications network EUPRIO is taking place in the Austrian Alps this September under the umbrella of ‘How to communicate in a world dominated by change!’ Here we take a first look at what’s on offer: THE pace of change in higher education is accelerating and […]

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Why should university communicators be interested in Brussels?

As university communications staff around Europe struggle with ever-increasing workloads, do they really have time – or the energy – to think about Brussels and the relative importance of what’s happening at the heart of the European Union? That’s the question I put to DENIS ANCION, President of the European Universities Public Relations and Information […]

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England’s unfinished higher education revolution!

NIC MITCHELL gives EUPRIO members heading to the UK for the 2013 annual conference a quick overview of the “radical” or “bonkers” brave new world of English higher education. It’s been an ‘interesting’ 15 months since I wrote the first of my semi-regular blogs for the EUPRIO website in which I tried to explain to […]

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Don’t overlook your ‘internal’ stakeholders!

NIC MITCHELL welcomes the overarching theme for this year’s conference of European higher education communicators at the University of Kent at the end of June. IT CAN be all too easy to overlook one of the most powerful assets to a university’s brand in the rush to impress external stakeholders. For while we professional communicators […]

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* EUPRIO archive

A new section on this website archiving some of my news reports and blogs about the European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers’ association (EUPRIO). It is also worth following @EUPRIO news on twitter and looking in at EUPRIO’s website http://euprio.eu for updates. Below, I look back and last year’s conference in Sweden and my […]

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Universities should help solve society’s ills – Oslo VC

There are some heavy weight issues to be discussed at this year’s annual conference of the European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers association (EUPRIO) in Gothenburg, Sweden, from September 6-8. “Under the theme of ‘The social contract between universities and society’ we’ll be looking at how European universities should use communications to win public […]

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