EUPRIO looks at the future of universities

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Great Italian food and weather combined with thought-provoking workshops and speakers helped to make EUPRIO’s 2015 annual conference one of the most successful in recent years. A total of 284 participated, among them 28 speakers, for the three days of intensive networking and learning and sharing fresh ideas in the beautiful historic setting of Perugia, […]

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Changing face of European higher education

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We talk a lot in EUPRIO about the need to face up to rapid change, so how timely is a new report from the European University Association giving us some facts and figures on major trends in European higher education over the past five years. Here NIC MITCHELL takes a look at the key findings. […]

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Join us in Perugia and enter the EUPRIO Awards


Over 200 people have already registered for #EUPRIO2015 in Perugia, but there is still time to join us next month when we hold our annual conference once again in a beautiful part of Italy, from September 6-9. The deadline for registrations is Friday, August 21 – see here for details including travel and accommodation. This […]

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UK universities launch campaign to stay in Europe


LUCY SHACKLETON explains in a guest blog why Universities UK, or UUK, has launched Universities for Europe, a campaign to highlight how the European Union helps universities to support individuals, the economy and society in the UK. UUK, the British national rectors’ conference, represents 133 British universities; and the country’s higher education institutions appear to […]

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Don’t leave it too late for Perugia!


Before you pack your bags and head for the sun, don’t forget to register for EUPRIO’s 2015 conference in Perugia, Italy, says NIC MITCHELL. This year’s theme of Turn it upside down reflects the upheaval higher education is going through across the European continent and beyond. The conference opens on Sunday, September 6 – a […]

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European students warn of lack of Bologna progress

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The European Students’ Union, or ESU, has warned that the Bologna Process, which seeks to harmonise and reform higher education across the continent, is in danger of becoming obsolete because of uneven implementation and poor follow-up of commitments by many European countries, writes Nic Mitchell. The ESU report Bologna with Student Eyes: Time to meet […]

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Make the most of EUPRIO conferences

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NIC MITCHELL has been attending EUPRIO conferences in 25 years. Here, he offers some tips on how to get the most out of the annual gathering of European higher education communicators. EUPRIO’s conferences are really something special. Held in either late June or early September, they move across the continent of Europe – often meeting […]

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French higher education communicators celebrate 30th anniversary


France’s association for higher education communication professionals, ARCES, has been celebrating its 30th anniversary. To mark the occasion, ARCES has organised anniversary communication awards, which attracted 51 entries from 28 institutiorns. There were six categories and a list of the winners can be found here – (in French). Jobs survey ARCES members have also been […]

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Spain to pioneer new mobile master’s loans

Students from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and many European countries at Universidad de La Rioja, Spain

Spain has been picked to pioneer the European Union’s new Erasmus Loan Guarantee Scheme. The scheme, launched in June, offers loans of up to €12,000 for a one-year master’s degree in another European country or €18,000 for a two-year masters abroad. The initiative will eventually receive around €500 million from the budget of the huge […]

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Communication is key to getting buy-in for mergers


NIC MITCHELL looks at a new study, which says effective communications is essential to securing the buy-in of staff, students and other stakeholders for university mergers. The report from the European University Association, or EUA, reveals a quickening of the pace of mergers and concentrations of higher education institutions across Europe. Timely then that EUPRIO […]

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