De la Cour Communications


Written By: Nic Mitchell

Photograph: StudyPortals

De la Cour Communications was launched in 2012 to offer ‘native’ English-language services to European universities and specialist media.

Since then we’ve helped universities in Sweden, Norway, the Unite Kingdom and the Czech Republic tell compelling stories about international higher education and collaborative research.

Led by Nic Mitchell, an award-winning higher education journalist and blogger, our goal is to encourage cross-border staff & student mobility and improve understanding & cooperation, particularly among European higher education institutions.

Nic Mitchell with the CIPR Higher Education Journalism Award. Picture by Emily Hughes.

Nic is an honorary member of the European universities’ communication association, EUPRIO. He won the Outstanding Higher Education Journalism Award in 2015 from the UK Chartered Institute of Public Relations for his investigation for the BBC into the brain drain after former Soviet states, such as Lithuania, joined the European Union.

He is a member of the National Union of Journalists’ Public Relations and Communications Council and an expert commentator on the internationalisation of higher education.

He regularly writes about international higher education for University World News, EducationInvestor Global (left), EUPRIO news and blogs and Times Higher Education special supplements.

There is more about who we work with and what we can offer here.

See our latest blog on keeping UK Higher Education attached to the world after Brexit. Email us at or send a tweet and we can discuss how we help your English-language communications aimed at students, academics and other stakeholders.