Huron Consulting Group Launches Education Innovation Solution for Universities

  Huron Consulting Group Launches Education Innovation Solution for

 Huron Education Solution Helps Institutions Develop and Implement Innovative
   Strategies that Respond to the Dynamics of New Educational Technologies,
               Global Competition and Evolving Business Models

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- January 30, 2013

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business
consulting services, today announced the launch of its Education Innovation
solution for universities and colleges. The Education Innovation solution
guides universities through focused discussions with stakeholders and a series
of supporting analyses to develop strategies that position higher education
clients for success in a rapidly evolving competitive landscape.

“Maintaining the highest standards of academic quality, in an era of intense
financial and increasingly global competitive pressures, means higher
education has to innovate,” said Laura Yaeger, executive vice president, Huron
Education. “Huron partners with colleges and universities around the world to
develop comprehensive strategies to use innovative technologies and business
models to position themselves to achieve their academic missions.”

Huron’s Education Innovation solution helps institutions develop, evaluate and
implement strategies that take advantage of the acceleration in technology,
globalization and competitive business models in academic and research

“We work closely with stakeholders and institutional leaders to build a shared
baseline understanding of institutional readiness, market landscape and
competitive positioning. Then we help identify goals and develop strategies to
realize them.Often, this is a three dimensional analysis of university
strengths, market opportunity and contribution margin,” said Edwin Eisendrath,
managing director, Huron Education. “Our strategic roadmaps include
implementation considerations so that, whether the plan involves significant
institutional change or simply building on existing institutional strengths,
the path is clear.”

Huron Education’s strategic offering responds to frequent client questions
around mission- and quality-consistent uses of new technologies such as
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), the identification of potential new
markets, and the potential to develop new revenue streams. The Education
Innovation solution builds upon Huron’s industry leading expertise in
delivering quality operational, financial, and technology consulting to the
higher education marketplace.

“Huron’s Education Innovation offering is an all-encompassing solution that
works with institutions todevelop actionable strategies by leveraging
existing strengths, core values and principles,” said Yaeger. “Huron Education
further helps clients design and manage the implementation process and
incorporates measurements for benchmarking to support continued success in the
global education marketplace.”

For more information on Huron’s Education Innovation offering, visit:

About Huron Education

Huron Education is the premier provider serving the unique needs of the higher
education industry. Our team of professionals, each with extensive knowledge
and experience in the business of higher education and academic medical
centers, delivers comprehensive services to the industry and partners with
institutions to improve business performance across the enterprise. Our
professionals draw from their experience working in the strategic, financial,
operational, and regulatory aspects of higher education to develop and
implement the most effective consulting and software solutions. Huron
Education has helped more than 90 of the nation’s top 100 research
institutions improve their performance so they can continue their traditions
of extraordinary achievement. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter: @Huron.

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve
performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from
distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with
its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides
services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed
organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies,
leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that
represent these various organizations. Learn more at


Huron Consulting Group
Jennifer Frost Hennagir, 312-880-3260
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