Strong strategies for competitive universities


We are on the move !


For further information contact Nadine Burquel

Director EFMD(ESMU) - HUMANE Winter School For Senior Administrators
Senior Expert EU Affairs and Projects
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Director BCS Consultancy Services   
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Some exciting new developments for ESMU: Our activities are being merged into EFMD ( EFMD is the largest International association in the field of management development and has a network of over 800 institutional members. It reaches over 25,000 management development professionals from academia, business, public service and consultancy across 80 countries worldwide.  EFMD is a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development.

EFMD is well-known worldwide for its quality improvement and accreditation portfolio which includes EQUIS, EPAS and EDAF (EFMD Deans Across Frontiers) development programmes for business schools and CLIP for corporate universities and training centres. EFMD also offers a wide range of European initiatives, projects, research and events which all promote a dynamic approach to the engagement of higher education institutions in society.   Given the global presence and outreach of EFMD, the ESMU senior leadership programmes, networking and services for the higher education sector will be offered to a much wider audience. 

This is an exciting new strategic development for both parties that comes at the right moment, with the launch of the new EU Framework Programmes in 2014 opening a whole range of new global opportunities to continue to promote the strategic management of universities. It helps us build further on our strong reputation and extensive expertise with EU policies and programmes in education, research and innovation.  


New EU project: Assisting Israeli colleges with internationalisation (TEMPUS-IRIS)

European Institute of Innovation and Technology: ESMU and ECORYS are evaluating the educational activities of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a new one-year project (November 2012).

EMQA: Erasmus Mundus Quality Assurance for International Higher Education Master and Doctoral programmes.

Self assess your performance with Erasmus Mundus masters and doctorates. Look at the EMQA  tool "Erasmus Mundus Quality Assessment" and improve your Excellence.

Contact us for further additional support.

Other reports;

EU DRIVERS: Innovation capacities for European Universities

- EU DRIVERS toolkit of good practices on collaborative regional partnerships

- Universities' involvement in regional Smart Specialisation Strategy, December 2011

MODERN: European Platform on Higher Education Modernisation

- Engaging in the Modernisation Agenda for European Higher Education, January 2012

BENCHMARKING: Email us your expression of interest in benchmarking workshop and exercises: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Benchmarking courses and exercises available on demand

Eu-Mexico and Eu-Brazil - The challenges of internationalisation :  Two studies carried out for the European Commission

Strong strategies for competitive universities

Europe's competitiveness lies in its capacity to innovate and transfer knowledge to society for economic growth. More than ever before the triangle of Education, Research and Innovation is crucial. Higher Education institutions know they have a crucial role to play in the new EU 2020 strategy set by the European Union.

The richness of European Higher Education lies in the diversity of its HEIs, but to support the major challenges, European universities must modernize their governance, management and modes of operation. The increasing competition in the Higher Education sector demands growing levels of quality, leadership and professionalisation.

Building on more than 20 years, ESMU:

- promotes the strategic developments in European universities

- develops European networks on Higher Education Management

- encourages a learning environment on good management practices through conferences, seminars and training programmes in wide European networks of professionals

- offers benchmarking exercises to support universities with increased institutional performance

- supports universities with their strategic profiling

ESMU's strong European values, drive for continuous improvement and constant exploration of new areas to promote excellence in universities are at the core of all its activities.



ESMU-CEU Executive programme for senior university leaders, Budapest, 17-20 April 2013
& Application form



Partners Events

EAIE training course: Developing university strategies for internationalisation in a global context, Oslo, 12-16 May 2013

35th Annual EAIR Forum Rotterdam (NL), 28-31 August 2013

EAIE Spring Academy 2013, Birmingham
ESMU-EAIE benchmarking workshop

EAIE Conference, Istanbul
10-13 September 2013
Call for proposals:
-Ignite© sessions
until 10 January 2013