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Four projects for new EUPRIO Mobility Programme

Four projects have been approved for the next round of the EUPRIO Mobility Programme (EMP), which supports Europe-wide cooperation and collaboration between higher education communication practitioners across borders to tackle some of the commons issues we all face. The next step is the call for partners, with EUPRIO members invited to put themselves forward to participate in the programmes approved by our executive board, writes Nic Mitchell. The deadline for…

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Call for ideas for third EUPRIO Mobility Programme

EUPRIO members are invited to submit their ideas for the third round of our mobility programme by October 15, 2019. The programme encourages cross-border cooperation between the association’s members and offers a modest level of funding to enable face-to-face collaboration in developing new solutions to real problems and issues faced by those working in the field of communications, writes Nic Mitchell EMP advocates meeting at Aarhus University, Denmark in February Issues…

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Mobilising students and staff as your university advocates

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AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THIS YEAR’S EUPRIO CONFERENCE THEME IS WHETHER – AND HOW – TO MOBILISE STUDENT AND EMPLOYEE COMMUNITIES TO DEPLOY THEIR OWN SOCIAL NETWORKS IN ORDER TO ENGAGE KEY AUDIENCES AND BUILD YOUR INSTITUTION’S REPUTATION. So says Caroline Roulaux, senior communication adviser for central services at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, who has coordinated one of this year’s EUPRIO Mobility Programmes.   Caroline Roulaux from Maastricht University…

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How do you reach international students and staff?

A pilot project for the new EUPRIO Mobility Programme, or EMP, is looking for partner universities to help find the best way to communicate with international students, staff and guests and make them feel at home and part of the university community.   The EMP initiative was launched this autumn to encourage EUPRIO members to work together, across borders, to solve real-life communication problems and develop case studies as a…

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EUPRIO MOBILITY MOVE TO SUPPORT UNI COMMS

A new initiative to support innovative projects in university communications has been launched by EUPRIO. The EUPRIO Mobility Programme, or EMP, will give our members the chance to network and work together on specific projects that benefit university communicators across Europe, explains EUPRIO President Christine Legrand. “It is different in content and rules from the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility scheme and is not designed to finance mobility of individuals simply wishing to attend language courses, conferences or…

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Happy birthday Erasmus!

Hundreds of EUPRIO members are familiar with Erasmus, either from going abroad as exchange students themselves and doing short work placement at other European universities, or by promoting the European Union’s mobility programme as part of their institution’s internationalisation strategy.   ERASMUS celebrates its 30th anniversary this year after being relaunched in 2014, with a budget of €14.7billion for the seven years up to 2020, when seven previous European Union…

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Spotlight: Swiss immigration vote hits education and research

Switzerland’s political elite were not the only ones taken aback by a popular vote against mass immigration, as NIC MITCHELL has been discovering for the latest in our ‘Spotlight…’ series. Swiss universities and research institutions were shocked by the swift response of the European Union to the ‘yes-vote’ – which saw a tiny majority of 50.3% support the introduction of quota-based immigration, including EU nationals to Switzerland. Within weeks of…

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UK universities pin their flag to the EU mast

In the run-up to elections for new European Parliament speculation was rife that Britain might be heading for the European Union exit door. But one group has not been afraid to pin their pro-European credentials firmly to the mast – and that’s the assembled ranks of UK universities, as NIC MITCHELL explains. AS WITH much of Europe, disillusionment with the way mainstream politicians handled the economic recession, banking crisis and…

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Student mobility on the agenda

Nic Mitchell reports on moves by Ministers to encourage greater student mobility to strengthen the European Higher Education Area. Student mobility was high on the agenda at the 2012 Bologna Process Ministerial Conference held in Bucharest at the end of April. Held every three years, these ‘summits’ are designed to focus attention on creating a living and workable European Higher Education Area (EHEA) – a key plank in the educational…

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