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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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The other side of the student mobility coin: Lithuania!

Plans for a major shake-up of Lithuanian higher education are underway as the country struggles to stem the tide of talent leaving the Baltic state to work and study abroad. While most of the talk about cross-border student mobility is about the positive benefits – at least for those on the move – the ‘brain […]

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We’re runners-up for the Outstanding Online Education Commentary Award

Runner-up to Financial Times blogger Jane Bird in the Outstanding Online Education Commentary section of the UK’s Education Journalism Awards is no mean feat after a year-and-a-half blogging on this delacourcourcommunications.com website. So, you can imagine my delight when the chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Education and Skills Group, Louise Jaggs, […]

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Mixed picture for European universities in the rankings

The final instalment of the 2013 world university rankings season saw mixed fortunes for European universities, contrasting with talk of a ‘resurgence for continental European universities’ only a month ago. THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) is one of the big three beasts dominating the world of higher education rankings and their […]

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International spotlight on Swedish universities

It is not just England where much of the buzz around higher education is about tuition fees. For Sweden has started charging non-EU/EEA students around €10,000-a-year and the consequences could be far-reaching, as NIC MITCHELL finds out. SWEDEN has had one of the best-resourced higher education systems for years, with Universitas 21 – a global […]

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Getting more UK students to study abroad!

Anne-Marie Graham, head of the UK Higher Education International Unit’s new Outward Student Mobility programme, talks to NIC MITCHELL about the aims and aspirations of the new government-backed initiative. As someone who has benefited from study-abroad exchanges in France and Spain, Anne-Marie Graham speaks with authority about the value of schemes like European higher education […]

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* Remember the student mobility Bucharest summit

Here are some of my early stories and blogs from April and May 2012 in the lead-up to the 2012 Bologna Process Ministerial Conference held in Bucharest at the end of April. Originally posted under ‘UNI NEWS AND VIEWS” on this website, they provide a useful reminder of where we were a year ago with […]

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Stormy start to 2013 for German higher education

A new series of occasional blogs on higher education trends in different countries and issues facing European universities starts by looking at Germany. I have Sweden and the UK lined-up on the horizon and hope the blogs help increase understanding on what’s happening in in higher education around Europe. NOT the start to 2013 that […]

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Communicating in a very special European family

Nic Mitchell looks forward to his 21st conference of the European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers association (EUPRIO) in Gothenburg this September and reflects on the value of being part of this special family of higher education communicators – which he first joined on the hills of Tuscany. My baptism into the EUPRIO family came at […]

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Fees rise, Applications fall and an Access Tsar row

I’m getting asked more and more by my friends and colleagues in mainland Europe: What’s going on in British higher education? It is a fair question and one that we keep asking ourselves! Just when we think it is sorted, we find higher education thrust back on to the front pages as another row ‘engulfs’ […]

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