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From Russia with love, via Sweden!

A British student’s story of studying abroad A new Outward Mobility Strategy to encourage more British students to study abroad has just been officially launched by the UK Higher Education’s International. Taking part was the head of the mobility programme, Anne-Marie Graham, who was interviewed for this blog in August. The new initiative deserves every […]

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Is Sweden recovering from the international student crash?

Swedish universities are looking to build on the first signs of recovery in the international student market following the collapse in overseas applications when ‘full-cost’ tuition fees were introduced for non-EU/EEA students in 2011.But they face a massive uphill task. Many feel more should be done to sweeten the attractiveness of Sweden’s higher education 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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Are the British really anti-European? Not the students!

I suppose some of our politicians don’t really help, and the press can be pretty hostile. So, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that British people are often portrayed as being a bit, shall we say, anti-European. But one group dismisses any such accusation – UK students looking for master’s courses. And they’re not just hitting […]

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Fees up, grades down and waiting game for universities and students!

So, how is the British experiment of transferring the main cost of going to university from the State to the student going?  As the first week of the brave new world comes to an end, NIC MITCHELL investigates…   Well, it is only a few days since the release of ‘A’ level results on 16 […]

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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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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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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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