Carmen Neghina
8 years ago

StudyPortals launches Analytics and Consulting Team


StudyPortals Consulting Unit

Thijs van Vugt of iE&D Solutions appointed Director

StudyPortals, the world’s largest international study choice platform and iE&D Solutions, one of Europe’s leading consultancies in international education marketing and recruitment, are joining forces to set up a data-driven consultancy unit within StudyPortals. Thijs van Vugt of iE&D Solutions has been appointed as the Director of the Unit.

StudyPortals is a leading study choice platform that helps students find and compare all their education options globally, while delivering a global, measured recruitment channel helping universities reach their enrollment objectives with less effort and a higher ROI.

Combined, the partners of iE&D Solutions have over 50 years of expertise in the field of international education and over 15 years in international marketing and recruitment, which will help StudyPortals provide its clients with a suite of services ranging from marketing strategy development, market research and market intelligence, as well as staff development training.

Edwin van Rest, CEO:

We have access to a growing knowledge base about the actual behaviour and preferences of international students globally. Our data has already shown its predictive power and increasingly our clients, governments and professional bodies request these insights. We believe that real value is created when the best data meets the best interpretation and advice. Together with iE&D Solutions, and especially with Thijs van Vugt, we believe we can serve our clients even better, instantly! That is why we have chosen for iE&D Solutions and Thijs van Vugt, as they are truly leading in this field in the Higher Education market.

Thijs van Vugt:

In the last 5 years I have come to know StudyPortals as a great company. The StudyPortals brand, the global reach of the company and the market data available offer a huge challenge to grow the consultancy unit.

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Press contact

iE&D Solutions: Thijs van Vugt | Tel: 0031-641482449 | Email:

StudyPortals: Sabrina Mewese | Email:


About StudyPortals

StudyPortals is the international study choice platform, enabling students to find and compare their study options across borders. With over 60,000 published courses from over 2,100 participating universities and over 13 million visitors per year, StudyPortals is a leading information source for study seekers.

StudyPortals was initiated out of an international student organization in 2008 and initially focused on the European education market. Since 2014 the organization with its headquarters in Eindhoven, the Netherlands expanded its services and is now also covering universities in the US, Canada and Australia and Asia. For universities, StudyPortals is a key channel for international student recruitment.

About iE&D Solutions

iE&D Solutions advise and assist universities and other organisations in the higher education sector to realise their ambitions in the field of international education at large and in international marketing & recruitment in particular. Our services cover a wide range from strategy and policy to organisation and human resource development, with a special focus on customer relationship management, marketing, branding, recruitment, project management and capacity development for educational institutions in developing and emerging countries.

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