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 settings. “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 to develop 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: http://www.huronconsultinggroup.com/Expertise/Education/Strategic_Solutions/Education_Innovation.aspx. 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 www.huronconsultinggroup.com/highereducation 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 www.huronconsultinggroup.com.