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Cash crisis threatens European student mobility

ERASMUS has been one of success stories for the European Union and celebrates its 25th birthday this year. But it faces a cash crisis that could endanger the future of this innovative scheme to encourage student mobility. NIC MITCHELL finds out more. A ‘Save Erasmus’ petition on Facebook has attracted thousands of signatures as campaigners […]

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Students: mapping the mobile ones in Europe

I set up De la Cour Communications to help stimulate interest in student mobility within the European Higher Education Area, particularly among the seemingly reluctant British. So I knew I had to attend the European Universities Association (EUA) special event in Oslo to discuss the outcome of its project ‘Mapping University Mobility of Staff and […]

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Foreign students ban at London Met University sparks protest !

The Vice Chancellor of the London university banned from enrolling foreign students from outside the EU has claimed the decision will have a “profound impact” on international confidence in the entire British higher education sector. After days of uncertainty, the UK Border Agency confirmed on 29 August that London Metropolitan University was losing its “highly […]

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A meeting of fellow minds entices Tony to Sweden

  Not just students from the UK who are attracted by Sweden’s universities, as Nic Mitchell found out when he met Anthony Turner, a pioneer in using biosensors to treat people suffering from diabetes. Professor Turner, pictured, recently moved to Linköping University saying he wanted to be with fellow minds and pursue a collaborative approach […]

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Sweden’s hidden student gem of Norrköping

On a return trip to Sweden to visit university campuses and take part in a conference focusing on international student recruitment in Stockholm, NIC MITCHELL tries to see the country through the eyes of a potential student from abroad. JUNE is a time for celebrating midsummer and some lovely weather in Sweden – even if it is another story when you […]

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What is the future of international student mobility?

  De la Cour Communications NIC MITCHELL joined the The Guardian’s live chat panel on the future of international student mobility. It was a fast and furious debate with experts from within and outside the UK taking part. Here are key issues raised. Tighter immigration controls are a hot topic for education chiefs and policy-makers – and […]

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Outward-bound students win British champion

Much to welcome in a recent UK report recommending ways to encourage more Outward Student Mobility by British students, says De la Cour Communications founder Nic Mitchell.   When I set up De la Cour Communications after leaving the relative safety of a full-time comms job in a British university last year, my idea was to […]

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Nice idea… but is Bologna a distant land?

I am not saying there’s been a conspiracy of silence among British higher education leaders, but they haven’t gone exactly out of their way to promote what is quaintly called the Bologna Process. But I’m a pro-European Englishman, albeit with a bit of Franco-Irish-Scottish blood, so maybe that’s why I’ve slaved away for the last […]

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