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Promoting EuropeanHigher Education : Promoting EuropeanHigher Education Mark Rogerson Brussels, 24th & 25th January, 2008 Santander Group Liaison Officers’ Meeting Tarragona, 10th October 2008 Global Promotion Project : Global Promotion Project Higher Education a growing market Need to change perceptions of European Higher Education A common approach in a global market Global Promotion Project : Global Promotion Project Rising number of internationally mobile students- 1.8 million in 2001, 2.5 million in 2004. 7.2 million in 2025 Research shows potential for Europe to increase its market (EURODATA) Need to boost interaction between European universities and partners in rest of world A GROWING MARKET Global Promotion Project : Global Promotion Project “Perceptions of European HE in Third Countries” Study Europe in general is too little-known as a study destination among third-country students Too “traditional” US is widely regarded as offering the “best quality” education, although Europe also scores highly PERCEPTIONS OF EUROPEAN HE Global Promotion Project : Global Promotion Project Asian students ranked the US above Europe in: Quality of facilities Quality of education Most “prestigious” universities Reputation of degrees Chances of getting a job and staying on after graduation Work opportunities during studies PERCEPTIONS OF EUROPEAN HE Global Promotion Project : Global Promotion Project Key strengths of European HE Quality of education Traditional and innovative Internationally compatible degrees (Bologna) PERCEPTIONS OF EUROPEAN HE Global Promotion Project : Global Promotion Project Creation of a clear European identity Build upon perceived strengths and correct misperceptions European “umbrella” brand, based on elements common to all European countries but allowing for tailor-made campaigns A COMMON APPROACH Global Promotion Project : Global Promotion Project NOT Duplicating national promotion efforts (“Study in Europe” is a “window” onto European HE) Promoting individual HEIs or courses A COMMON APPROACH Global Promotion Project : Global Promotion Project European “brand” and website Innovative services for international study Improve HE marketing techniques in Europe Events to promote European HE Media campaign and information materials FIVE KEY ELEMENTS Global Promotion Project : Global Promotion Project Overall objectives: make European HE more easily accessible, raise profile and visibility across the world; contribute to European competitiveness and promotion of international understanding. Specific objectives: improved information on advantaged of studying in Europe; enhanced capacity of European HE to promote itself . GPP - OBJECTIVES Communicationstool-kit : Communicationstool-kit An on-line manual Designed to give guidance and instruction on how to communicate Tools for hands-on use and advice on communications and marketing best-practice Intended as a source of information on technique, and not on policy Tool-kit contents : Tool-kit contents Effective marketing and branding techniques Guidance on the use of the logo Developing a promotional campaign Making best use of HE Fairs Tool-kit contents : Tool-kit contents Effective marketing and branding techniques Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques The seven P’s Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Product Price Promotion Place Presentation Positioning People Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Product Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Product Education is not a manufactured product, like soap-powder. But it is a service chosen in a market-place by consumers (= students) who are making informed choices. Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Price Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Price If you charge fees to overseas students, be open to the possibility that your current pricing structure is not ideal for the current market. Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Promotion Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Promotion Whatever method of marketing and sales you're using today will, sooner or later, stop working. Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Place Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Place Develop the habit of reviewing and reflecting on the location where the potential student first encounters your institution. Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Presentation Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Presentation People form their first impression about you within the first 30 seconds. Small improvements in the presentation can lead to completely different reactions. Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Positioning Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques Positioning If you could create the ideal impression in the minds of potential students, what would it be? What changes do you need to make in order to be seen as their best choice? Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques People Marketing techniques : Marketing techniques People Your ability to select, recruit, hire and retain the proper people, with the skills and abilities to do the job you need to have done, is more important than everything else. Tool-kit contents : Tool-kit contents Q & A Advice on participating in HE fairs Key messages on EHE for students, academic institutions, parents and the general public Tool-kit contents : Tool-kit contents Guidelines on using Agents How to build a database of contacts Guidance on handling the press and media Press releases Key contact points Using the Internet Tool-kit contents : Tool-kit contents Using the Internet The Internet audience Writing for the web Advertising on the web Blogging and PR Social networking sites Global promotion project : Global promotion project

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