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Registration for EUPRIO’s 2015 annual conference in the heart of Italy’s Umbria region is now open and here NIC MITCHELL takes a look at what’s on offer.   The three-day event promises to be a great opportunity to share the latest thinking on university communications and marketing with colleagues from all over Europe in the splendid historical setting of Perugia. The conference is being organised by Università per Stranieri di…

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How did European universities do in U-Multirank?

European universities performed strongly in the second edition of U-Multirank, the global higher education rankings supported with €4 million funding from the European Commission. Here Nic Mitchell finds out who came top for what!   Reutlingen University of Applied Science in Germany had the highest percentage of ‘Co-publications with industry’ among all 1210 universities assessed worldwide. French business schools did also well, with EDHEC, ESSEC and IESEG School of Management…

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Why U-Multirank deserves a second look

With U-Multirank’s second world university rankings to be published on March 30,NIC MITCHELL and ANDREA COSTA look at why the EU-backed initiative is treated with suspicion by some higher education stakeholders. Opinion was very much divided when the European University Association, or EUA, asked European universities what they thought of U-Multirank’s first efforts to break the international higher education ranking mould. More on that a little later…. but first why…

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