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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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Career change helps keep Londoner Keith in Sweden

Keith Lowton was looking for fresh challenges after cut backs in the pharmaceutical industry meant he and 1200 colleagues were laid-off by Astra Zeneca last year. The 36-year-old North Londoner had been working at the company’s large Stockholm operation as a pharmaceutical statistician and decided a career change was needed. So he applied to several […]

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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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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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