What we do

HEADway Advisory - Présentation du cabinet
Founded in 2011, HEADway has established itself as the leader in strategy consulting and recruitment services for the education and research sector in France.  Our growth is largely thanks to a loyal client base, ranging from grandes écoles, universities, and research laboratories to secondary schools, vocational colleges, and continuing education providers. We provide these organisations with tailor-made solutions across a wide range of areas: strategy consulting, recruitment and HR support, news and data, quality assurance and accreditation advisory services, etc. 

Our activities

Strategy Consulting

  • Strategic analysis and development : strategic planning, business model development, growth strategies, marketing and branding
  • Organisational and digital transformation : digital transformation (educational and operational), smart learning and smart campus development, governance and strategic alignment, knowledge transfer, financing and corporate relations
  • Mergers and acquisitions : due diligence, screening

Recruitment and HR support

  • Headhunting for senior leadership, operational managers, and teaching and research staff. HEADway has developed an exclusive approach based on our HR expertise and our unparalleled knowledge of the sector (further enriched by our strategy consulting division)
  • Organisational structure and analysis (restructuring, transformation, benefits and rewards policy)

Information & Data

  • A newsletter dedicated to managers in the higher education and research sector (4,000 subscribers). Certain articles are also available through the associated blog and a webzine aimed at classe préparatoire teachers
  • Analysis and reports highlighting current challenges and trends in the sector

Quality & Accreditations

  • Expertise and advisory services for international accreditations : (AACSB, EQUIS, EPAS, AMBA...);
  • Certification ou labellisations nationales (RNCP/RS, Visa, Grade de Master/Licence, CGE...);
  • Management and operations: identification and development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) assurance of learning (AOL) processes development;
  • Gap analysis or feasibility study ;
  • Blank audit, mock visit

Platform dedicated to post-secondary education choices

Platform aimed at French high school students: Objective: to help students and their parents choose the most relevant high-school classes and university courses



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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