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EUPRIO creates ‘big family’ atmosphere in Poznań

Nearly 240 participants from 22 countries, some coming from as far as New Caledonia, Cyprus and Lebanon, gathered in the Polish university city of Poznań for EUPRIO’s annual conference, which this year focused on managing internal communications and reputation building, WRITES Nic Mitchell Until we meet again in Trieste… The three-day event once again created that ‘big family’ atmosphere and sense of community that EUPRIO conferences are famed for, with…

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Free EUPRIO workshop on fundraising

European universities are waking up to the potential of fundraising as part of alumni engagement and few more so than Italy’s Bocconi University, which hosts a free workshop for EUPRIO members on the subject on 17 November.   The Milan-based university aims to raise €120 million to support its 2015-2020 strategic plan and is leading a drive to change the culture among alumni, companies and foundations about the importance of…

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Rectors condemn attack on academic freedom in Turkey

European university leaders have condemned the crackdown on academic freedom following the failed coup in Turkey, writes Nic Mitchell. The European University Association (EUA), which represents 850 members in 47 countries, said the education sector, including higher education, has been targeted, with 15,200 education staff suspended and Turkey’s Higher Education Council (YÖK) ordering the resignation of all Deans from both Turkey’s public and foundation universities. Four university rectors in Turkey…

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EUPRIO looks at the future of universities

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, capital of Italy’s Umbria region. There were representatives from 27 countries, including a delegate from…

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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 change from the usual Thursday start – and is the fourth to be held in…

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Make the most of EUPRIO conferences

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 in out of the way venues that you might never visit otherwise! My first was…

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