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International HE & comms need to work together

EUPRIO investigated the lack of cooperation between university international offices and public relations-communications departments in a special project which revealed its findings at its recent conference in Poland.

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Welcome diversity in the university rankings

There is a welcome diversity creeping into the league tables – together with evidence that universities that are ‘open-to-the world are among the best performers in the rankings

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Students and researchers need an orderly Brexit

Students who will be halfway through their Erasmus+ semesters abroad and researchers in the middle of cross-Channel European Union collaborative projects are understandably worried about what will happen after Brexit Day on March 29.

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Honoured at becoming a life member of EUPRIO

Students who will be halfway through their Erasmus+ semesters abroad and researchers in the middle of cross-Channel European Union collaborative projects are understandably worried about what will happen after Brexit Day on March 29. Many could find themselves out of the country and confused about continued funding for their study abroad or cross-border research and wondering […]

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UK and Ireland top U-Multirank for student completion rates

The 2018 edition of U-Multirank provides new insight into the relative strengths and weaknesses of different higher education systems around Europe and the United States, with the United Kingdom and Ireland performing the strongest for Teaching and Learning as a result of their good ‘on-time’ student completion rates. U-Multirank claims to be the world’s largest global […]

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Call grows for authentic website student reviews

SUDDENLY everyone appears to be calling for authentic student reviews on university websites – a public place where existing “customers” of higher education can say what it is really like to be studying on a course at this or that university. Among those leading the charge is web guru Gerry McGovern (pictured), whose key message […]

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Times Higher first world summit in Central Europe

The importance of universities in shaping a more secure, progressive and prosperous world will be highlighted when the Times Higher Education (THE) holds its first world summit in Central and Eastern Europe. The event, titled Building a hub for world-class research, hosted by Palacký University in the Czech Republic from 24-26 April 2018, will discuss, […]

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European university comms focus on networking

Not long now until the EUPRIO family of European higher education communication and PR professionals comes together in Mannheim for its 2017 annual conference. This year’s event – from June 29 to July 2 – is focusing on how universities can successfully network with their cities, regions and companies. Places are filling up fast on […]

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British progress in U-Multirank university ranking

Just as Great Britain is heading for the Brexit door from the European Union, a breakthrough of sorts has resolved one of the weaknesses of the European Commission backed U-Multirank world university comparative rankings. For the number of UK higher education institutions listed in the recently published 2017 U-Multirank has rocketed from 48 last year […]

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What Brexit means for European universities

Britain is not leaving Europe, but it has just started divorce proceedings from the European Union. Here I explore some of the implications for European higher education. British and European higher education and research leaders are watching nervously as developments unfold following the start of the official process of the UK leaving the European Union. […]

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