What we do

 Since 2011, HEADway Advisory has been a trusted strategic partner to higher education institutions (HEIs)
Thanks to the support of our clients, who are the pillar of our success, we are now France’s leading strategic consulting firm exclusively dedicated to higher education and research institutions. We are based in Paris but work at the international scale. 

Founded and managed by former higher education leaders, we have the unique ability to provide our clients with both strategic and operational insights thanks to our unparalleled expertise and experience. We pride ourselves on the trust placed in us by prestigious brands from across the sector (business schools, engineering schools, public and private institutions, design schools, hospitality schools, research and teaching institutions, etc.). We accompany these institutions in the development of their strategic plans, helping them to emphasise their distinction, reach new goals and markets, create new products/services, renew their quality assurance labels and processes, and transform their organisation. 

Our mission has remained unchanged for the past 10 years: to drive the development of higher education and research institutions. 
HEADway Advisory has developed a portfolio of services to meet the needs of institutions:
Strategy consulting

Development and transformation strategy, marketing strategy and branding, quality assurance for accreditations and certifications.

Some examples of our recent strategy consulting work:

  • Market positioning and marketing strategy
  • Transformation of business models
  • Digital transformation

All the news and information about the higher education sector shared via two publications

  • L’Essentiel du Sup: our weekly newsletter
  • L’Essentiel Prépa: our monthly webzine
  • Plus, a blog and the publication of white papers.
Executive search

Specialist recruitment service for higher education, training and research institutions. Specialist HR & organisation design and development services for the higher education sector.

Surveys & data

We specialise in producing data and surveys that are specific to the higher education and research sector.

Communications & marketing

We offer specialist services to promote your research activity or develop highly operational marketing material and content for the higher education sector.

HEADway and technology

Already recognised as the leader in strategy consulting, our firm has confirmed its ambition to promote and develop the EdTech industry in order to reinforce the excellence of French higher education and research, as well as its international impact.  This industry plays an important role in transforming the student experience and improving the quality of learning and teaching.  HEADway Advisory aims to boost the industry by helping it develop into a French business cluster with a worldwide reputation for excellence. 

With this objective in mind, HEADway Advisory has put together an offer and services designed specifically for Edtech start-ups and business ventures: 
In partnership with:
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