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Professional and Academic Services Forum

We Help University Leaders Make Progress on What Matters Most

Under a relentless list of challenges and heightened stakeholder expectations, university leaders can't afford to spend time reinventing the wheel. You need to know what others have done to see results, how they got there, and why it worked.

As a strategic partner of 2,100 higher education providers worldwide, EAB identifies innovative, proven, and replicable solutions to major sector challenges and provides partnership and implementation guidance to help leaders advance their priorities.

Best Practice Research

Proven Solutions for Higher Education's Most Complex Challenges

We provide COOs, Registrars, Directors, and their teams with expert guidance as well as hands-on support to accelerate meaningful change on top priorities. EAB's dynamic research agenda means our priorities and services adapt to always align with your most pressing challenges. Here's a few of the areas we're working on currently:

delivering a World-Class Student Experience

EAB's research agenda helps you navigate rapidly shifting student and industry needs and preferences around topics from mental health and wellbeing, to career exploration in the classroom, to supporting activism and engagement on campus.

Transforming the Physical and Digital Estate

EAB helps you strengthen your financial outlook and invest in the future, supporting you throughout IT and estates strategic planning, designing future learning and operational spaces, and promoting environmental sustainability.

Academic Portfolio Management

EAB's research and advisory services help you make academic bets with confidence, bringing you best practices on academic on academic programme review, new programme design and launch, and the online and alternative credential market.

Institutional Strategy

EAB helps you navigate an increasingly challenging environment, whether you're seeking a gradual evolution on large-scale initiatives or looking to jumpstart a dramatically new strategic direction.

Expert Implementation Guidance

Turn Research into Reality at Your Institution

Our advisers, researchers, and experts are ready to help you accelerate progress, from facilitating team strategy workshops to briefing senior leaders on key topics. Tap our expertise to get further, faster.

Discuss research-based solutions to pressing challenges with EAB's team of experts.

Use our readymade resources to prioritise and implement best practices from across the sector.

Contextualise your decision-making and set strategy with facilitated EAB guidance.

Via your partnership portal, take advantage of unlimited access to executive briefs, webinars, and resource centres for leadership presentations, professional development, and strategic planning.

Global Peer-to-Peer Networking

Harness the Perspective of a Network of Peers

We bring together the experience, knowledge, and perspective of 2,100+ higher education institution providers from around the world to deliver you the best ideas to apply on your campus.

Our flagship networking event, these gatherings bring together senior-most leaders to discuss shared challenges with peers and EAB experts in a focused, uninterrupted setting.

Exclusive learning and networking opportunities organised around a specific topic (e.g., mental health, academic portfolio review) to facilitate a discussion of the latest trends and challenges facing the sector and quickly disseminate promising ideas.

Bite-sized walkthroughs of EAB's latest research provide just-in-time intelligence for campus leaders and staff and exposure to thought leaders from around the world.

Partner Stats and Stories


partner institutions in the UK, Europe, and Oceania


countries represented across EAB's higher ed network

Case Study

How creating a data driven university can lead to a world class student experience

GSU tutors use EAB to help students make smarter decisions, reduce time to degree, and lower their risk.

Case Study

Using EAB Research and Advisory Services to Bring Clarity and Speed to a Strategic Pivot

EAB accelerated the committee's time to consensus through a structured approach to stakeholder engagement.

Connect with Our Experts

Each of our partners works with a dedicated Strategic Leader who learns your organisation and culture to steer your team to the right answers and resources. Our higher ed experts become an extension of your leadership team and expand the capacity of what you can accomplish.

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Gary Guadagnolo

Senior Director


John Workman

Managing Director

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Brett Schenkel

Senior Strategic Leader, Research Partner Success

Featured research and insights


Digital Transformation

February 1, 2021


8 principles for successful budget model redesigns

December 21, 2021


5 Components of Student Belonging

December 1, 2021

Expert Insight

3 common challenges with academic program assessment

March 04, 2022

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Registrar, UK Russell Group University

"The resources that EAB provides push our thinking about institutional organisation, change management, and framing student success."

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COO, Irish Research University

"It's powerful to show leadership what great looks like. We were able to agree on goals and use EAB to focus more time on scoping our investments and implementing solutions"

Head of Institutional Strategy, European Research University

"The partnership with EAB saved our team time, augmented our staff's abilities, and kept us moving forward on a timeline."

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