This is an overview of the News Published on the Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences website and Wittenborg Online!

The Netherlands has just completed a whole week of events to celebrate its international students. "The Week of the International Student' lasted from 13 – 17 November.

 

 

And that is no surprise given that they… read more

"Equality and internationalisation is the norm, not the exception at Wittenborg," the university's chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, said at its 30th anniversary gala this weekend.

Birdsall thanked the university's multi-… read more

Higher education is one of the Netherlands’s major exports, but it has to import young talent and that is why educators like Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences are so important.

This is according to Paul Zevenbergen, an executive… read more

'Wittenborg proves that private universities and internationalisation play a very important role in the Dutch higher education system', the director-general of Nuffic, Freddy Weima believes.

Weima was a guest speaker at Wittenborg's 30th… read more

Wittenborg University 30th Anniversary Gala! An event to remember!   Wittenborg celebrated its 30th anniversary in style - a gala evening of speeches, entertainment, music and good company! Want to see more pictures? - go to our… read more

A group of Wittenborg Students and Staff entertained guests at #WTBG30 – Wittenborg’s 30th anniversary gala with a magnificent attempt at the opening dance – a Viennese Waltz – to emphasis Wittenborg’s newly opened location in Vienna. See this… read more

New MSc student, Theo Nagel, is a shining example of lifelong development.

Nagel has worked for about 40 years in the tourism industry and for almost 10 years as a lecturer to MBA students at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in… read more

From 13 - 15 November the NXTLVL Education Fair takes place in Apeldoorn. Wittenborg student Anne-Lotte Keijzer was interviewed for the NXTLVL newspaper about her experience as a Dutch student at an international institute of higher education.… read more

On Tuesday 7 November, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will say goodbye to Indonesia after spending a packed week visiting high schools and education fairs, meeting educators, agents and officials in various parts of the country.

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Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, is one of two finalists in the running for the Netherlands’ 2017 Ethnic Business Woman of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at a prestigious Gala Event on 25 November.

The other finalist is Eveline… read more

A politician from Apeldoorn is part of the new Dutch cabinet announced by premier Mark Rutte last weekend.

Paul Blokhuis (53), from the ChristenUnie (CU), will be secretary of state for health, social services and sport. He is one of three… read more

Wittenborg provided a mixture of entertainment and serious examples of how to engage and motivate an audience today in a seminar given by Tim Birdsall at ICEF Berlin 2017.

The presentation focused on the soft skills required to present,… read more

A delegation of the Chinese embassy in the Netherlands recently visited Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences where they met with Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, to discuss among other things collaboration with other institutes of higher… read more

The Netherlands has gained a new ambassador for internationalism in higher education with the appointment of Ingrid van Engelshoven as the new Dutch minister of higher education, culture and science.

This is good news for Wittenborg… read more

Wittenborg had one of its highest 4th quarter intakes this week with more than 50 new students who started their classes on Monday (Block 2), after participating in Introduction Week activities over the past few days.

Wittenborg registrar… read more

Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, recently met with four students from the Entrepreneurship Academy in Romania who were on a visit to the Netherlands as part of an exchange trip with Team Academy. The Academy, an international school for… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has a new external relations officer.

Bert Meeuwsen, senior lecturer at Wittenborg and head academic supervisor, has been appointed in the position, effective from 1 October. He will take over some… read more

From 13 – 17 November the Netherlands will celebrate the Week of the International Student.

International students in the Netherlands are estimated to contribute €1.57 billion annually to the Dutch treasury. Almost 40% stay on after… read more

Academic staff at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences this week started on their Master's-level Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

The training will be offered over a period of 3 semesters by lecturers from Wittenborg… read more

Students from Wittenborg had the unique opportunity to meet a range of business people at a recently held conference of the education sector, ICT and manufacturing industry.

The event was co-organised by Wittenborg University of Applied… read more

This week Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences welcomed its latest group of MSc students from all over the world for three packed days of orientation. Their academic year will officially start on 9 October when classes commence.

The… read more

Important step towards more transparency will bring benefits to Wittenborg and its students.

On October 3, 2017, the Netherlands Parliament's First Chamber approved the connection of private higher education to 'BRON' (the Basic Register of… read more

It is with deep sadness that Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has announced the passing away of one of its international students, Ekaterina Zhuravleva.

Ekaterina, from Russia, died in early September at the age of 21 years after… read more

Ten years after the financial crisis, the Netherlands has emerged as the 4th most competitive economy in the world.

This is according to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index which ranks 137 economies by their… read more

Students at Wittenborg Vienna headed for a posh 5-star hotel, the Park Hyatt Vienna, for their first Project Week activity. The group was led by the director of Wittenborg Vienna, Dr Alexander Bauer and Luise Wagner, the project week lecturer in… read more

The Netherlands is in the Top 10 of countries that best prepare their students for the future, a new study has revealed.

These are countries deemed to have the most “effective” education systems, according to the Worldwide Educating for… read more

Wittenborg has been ranked as one of the top Universities of Applied Sciences (HBO) in the Netherlands by Keuzegids HBO 2018 – an annual report comparing the quality of HBO’s in the country.   

Wittenborg earned the 4th highest… read more

This week Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences officially turned 30 years old!

Students and staff celebrated the milestone event on Thursday at its 3 European locations in Apeldoorn, Amsterdam and Vienna. A formal celebration will… read more

 

Today 21 September 2017, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences celebrates a great milestone - 30 years of providing quality… read more

Barely two weeks after Kamicha Gumbs left her home in St Maarten to study at Wittenborg Amsterdam, Hurricane Irma hit the Dutch-French Caribbean island, wreaking havoc and leaving thousands destitute.

She couldn’t make contact with her… read more

While the Dutch student Union LsVB has made an urgent call that more accommodation be made available for international students in the Netherlands, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is one step ahead – it has just announced more rooms for… read more

Good news! Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is making more student housing available for its international students in the Netherlands after renovating a former office building in the heart of Apeldoorn and transforming it into spacious… read more

The Dutch made their presence felt at the 2017 EAIE conference for international education in Seville this week – of the 5,750 participants about 10% are Dutch!

And of course, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is in attendance,… read more

Wittenborg attended the ICEF Higher Education Agent Workshop and the Higher Education Forum, that brought together over 60 higher education institutions in discussions about partnerships and university collaboration.   With agents from… read more

The Netherlands is once again one of the top performing countries in the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings with the 4th highest number of universities in the Top 100.

However, with many Asian countries closing in for… read more

Students neglecting to register for exams and those who regularly skip classes will have to face the music in the new academic year.

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has just published its Education & Examination Guides (EEG)… read more

Armed with a master's degree from Wittenborg and tons of experience in the hotel industry, Wittenborg alumnus Nikos Anthrakidis recently opened his own boutique hotel Be My Guest in the heart of Athens’ historic centre.

Formerly he worked… read more

Gert Meijer, the interim dean of Wittenborg Amsterdam, will leave this position after his term ended this month . "We are very grateful for the help and assistance he has lent to Wittenborg Amsterdam during this period," Wittenborg's chair of the… read more

We are pleased to announce that the Education & Examination Guides for the bachelor's IBA, EBA and HBA programmes have been updated and published online.

 Education & Examination Guide Bachelor Programmes International Business… read more

New student intake at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences rose by 15% this year.

“It is one of our most diverse group of students so far,” said Wittenborg registrar, Santosh Aryal. The new students are from at least 24 different… read more

Ramping up academic quality and improving student experience will be some of the main priorities in the new academic year at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

This is according to the chair of executive board, Peter Birdsall, who… read more

“After much consideration, Timo Timmerman, founding father of Wittenborg Amsterdam, is stepping down on the 1st of October 2017. Recuperating from major surgery following a heart attack, Timo has decided against returning to the rigours of a… read more

When Chinese student Meng Fu started looking for internship opportunities around Amsterdam this summer, she hardly dreamed of landing a job at the 5-star Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Amsterdam.

Yet, this is exactly where Fu will start from 1… read more

Wittenborg MSc student, Gaby Padilla, has secured a top-notch internship at a major multinational company hailed for its innovation in producing electric vehicles and rechargeable batteries.

BYD – which stands for “Build Your Dream” – is… read more

With only a few days left before the opening of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ new campus in Vienna, Austria, excitement about the big day is spilling over. The official opening is on Monday, 28 August.

Dr Alexander Bauer, who… read more

Want to study in the Netherlands, but confused about the Dutch higher education system? With the new academic year beckoning, we separate fact from fiction to make your decision easier:

1. At the last count, the Netherlands still boasted… read more

The Netherlands is the 4th best country in Europe when it comes to innovation, according to the recently published 2017 European Innovation Scoreboard. The ranking is based on data collected in 2016 and compiled by the European Commission.

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The incumbent Dutch minister of higher education, Jet Bussemaker, has urged institutions of higher education to pay more attention to the intercultural skills of students and lecturers, and to make sure the latter are well equipped to teach in… read more

How do international students at Wittenborg define success? We asked a few of our graduates at the recent 2017 Summer Graduation Ceremony to share their thoughts on the subject and got some interesting answers:

Sabah Parveen from Hong Kong… read more

After a successful research period at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, the institute has appointed Kriszta Rostás as its new education and quality support officer, thereby investing more resources in quality improvements.

Kriszta… read more

The influx of refugees to Europe is a fact, but how do governments ease the financial burden on themselves and make these refugees economically independent?

This pressing, contemporary issue is explored by Wittenborg graduate, Eshban Jan… read more

For Wittenborg graduate Zuwang Chen it was love at first sight: He saw a romantic movie which was shot in the Netherlands and he knew he wanted to study here.

Chen, who is from China, graduated with a Bachelor degree (IBA) in Economics… read more

“You’ve heard about slow food? This is slow drinking.”

This is how Wittenborg writer, Ben Birdsall, described his round-trip along the Irish coast the past 3 weeks cruising at 40km an hour on his 1979 Vespa while visiting whisky… read more

With more than 112 000 international students studying in the Netherlands annually, finding good accommodation and keeping it can sometimes be a problem.

Which is why the Dutch Student Union (LSVb) and the Erasmus Student Network has now… read more

Indonesian student Bertha Tanaem is so enamored by the Netherlands’ bicycle culture that she wants to re-introduce it back in Indonesia’s logistic industry, starting in her home-town Surabaya, in East-Java.

“Logistics is my passion,” says… read more

All Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ IBA specializations has just been re-accredited for the next 7 years by the German, Austrian, Swiss Accrediting body (FIBAA) following a rigorous assessment process earlier this year. That means that… read more

The Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia are among the countries with the most supportive policies when it comes to International Higher Education, a report by the British Council has just found.

These countries show strong government support… read more

By this week Wittenborg writer Ben Birdsall will be almost halfway through his tour of the whiskey distilleries of Ireland – as research for the sequel to his well-received travelogue to the distilleries of Scotland, “Whisky Burn” which was… read more

Doing a master's degree and working full-time is not for the fainthearted!

Yet, Wittenborg MSc-graduate Myra Qiu managed to balance work, study and life perfectly the past two years. On Friday, she reaped the rewards when she attained her… read more

Wittenborg’s top IBA-graduate this semester is German student, Vicky Roth, who passed her degree with honours. In the Netherlands, the highest number of international students come from Germany – in the 2016-2017 academic year there were almost… read more

On Friday 14 July Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences honoured its latest group of international graduates during the 2017 Summer Graduation Ceremony at the Apeldoorn City Hall – the same venue where it will celebrate its 30th anniversary… read more

In 2015, the Netherlands was ranked the most charity-friendly country in the world. This was the cue for Canadian graduate, Su Ha, to investigate in her bachelor's degree thesis to what extent non-profit organisations (NPOs) in the country have… read more

The Netherlands might be 9 times smaller than Germany, but it punches way above its weight in Europe’s international education arena, as just highlighted by the Times Higher Education's Europe University Rankings 2017.

After the UK, the… read more

If you are looking for an international education, come to Holland! The country is being hailed as one of Europe’s strongest international education hubs in the esteemed British weekly, the Times Higher Education.

When it comes to its… read more

Preparations are on track for the celebration of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ 30th anniversary on 10 November, 2017.

The gala event which promises an unforgettable night of live entertainment, dancing, drinks and snacks, will… read more

As a sequel to his well-received travelogue/guide to the distilleries of Scotland, “Whisky Burn”, published by Wittenborg University Press, Ben Birdsall is set to embark upon the ‘sequel’ – the distilleries of Ireland.

Where are you going… read more

Wittenborg’s main partner-institute, the University of Brighton in the UK, has been awarded a silver rating for the quality of its teaching in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The TEF is a government-backed assessment of… read more

It’s a party! Wittenborg teamed up with its neighbouring institutes - Saxion University of Applied Sciences and the Apeldoorn Fotovakschool - on Friday evening for a pre-summer barbecue.

The Summer Jam Party was attended by about 100… read more

Makers and manufacturers gathered at the Robotics Experience Centre in Almelo on Friday to listen to Wittenborg and other RECap-partners explain the growing relevance of robotics in production processes, and how they can apply it to their own… read more

Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, was in Olympic-city, Sochi, in Russia, on Wednesday to discuss a possible academic partnership between Wittenborg and the Russian International Olympic University.

Sochi shot to… read more

The Netherlands is famous for its cycling culture and recently one of Wittenborg’s students, Bertha Tanaem, had the opportunity to volunteer at the world’s largest cycling conference – the 2017 Velo-City conference. It took place in Arnhem and… read more

Dutch universities are one step closer to offering full degree programmes abroad after the Transnational Education Bill was approved in the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer). It sailed through the House of Representatives in February this year.

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This week Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences hosted yet another successful Information Webinar with prospective students from all over the world.

The purpose of the Information Webinar was to inform prospective students about… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is pleased to announce it has just been awarded the NRTO Quality Mark – an important benchmark recognizing the quality and professionalism of an institution in the field of private education.

The… read more

Imagine a life where you wake up every single morning inspired. Japanese even has a word for it – ikigai – which means a reason to live.

That is the philosophy behind Wittenborg student Ritchie Doove’s company, Crabstick Media, that helps… read more

Is Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences about to get its own football team?

Recently, on Ascension Day, several Wittenborg students and alumni who still live in Apeldoorn got together to play in the Serious Street Soccer Tournament –… read more

Students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences conduct scientific research that spans across many areas – including topics which address present-day challenges. Which is exactly what Nigerian student Stanley Okoli had in mind when he… read more

Studying entrepreneurship at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences means students get the opportunity to earn a double degree - the Bachelor in Entrepreneurial Business Administration (EBA) – from Wittenborg as well as the University of… read more

Wittenborg looks back at another successful workshop event at Neso Russia

After the successful workshop event last May in Brazil, this month Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences travelled to Moscow to give another powerful workshop on… read more

A discussion has arisen in the UK about the introduction of so-called ‘fast track’ degrees, and even Wittenborg has been asked to consider its opinion on these by colleagues at the University of Brighton. The UK government plans to allow… read more

Mexican student Maru Lizarraga had been running her own dance academy for five years when she joined Wittenborg Amsterdam last year to do an IBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business. “All that time I was running my business intuitively, but… read more

Representatives from Wuhan Business University in China visited Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences this week for further talks on cooperation opportunities between the two institutes.

Discussions focused on a top-up study programme… read more

Apeldoorn, the city where Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is located, is in the top 10 of the happiest places to live in the Netherlands.

This is according to the Atlas voor Gemeenten, an annual publication, which compares the 50… read more

Three years of hard work have paid off for Wittenborg lecturer, Muhammad Ashfaq, who recently completed his PhD in Finance, defending his thesis at Tübingen University in Germany (on a cooperative PhD program between Coburg University of Applied… read more

Any international university, or college, must have strong support systems for its international students coming to study abroad, or local students going for a period of study or work placement in another country.

But it doesn’t just end… read more

Which universities in the Netherlands are keeping their students the happiest?

The results from the 2017 National Student Survey (NSE 2017) show that student satisfaction levels at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has not only… read more

Which universities in the Netherlands are keeping their students the happiest?

The results from the 2017 National Student Survey (NSE 2017) show that student satisfaction levels at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has not only… read more

Australian graduate Katharine Smith wants to use the education she got at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences to help restaurants better human and environmental health in their day-to-day business.

Smith graduated from Wittenborg in… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences made its first trip to Brazil this month where the institute’s international sales director, Tim Birdsall, talked to select groups about the quality and attractiveness of Dutch higher education for… read more

For Dutch universities of applied sciences wishing to attract Chinese students it is key to form long-term relationships with Chinese institutes of higher education.

This is the advice from Charles Hoedt, director of the Netherlands… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences wants its international students to contribute to society by making an impact on the Dutch economy or the economy of their home country.

So says Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board, Peter… read more

Non-EU students and researchers in the Netherlands are now officially allowed to form their own start-ups while studying.

This is good news for all students doing a broad business degree at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences who… read more

With various joint programmes delivered in the Netherlands with the University of Brighton, Wittenborg is essentially also an offshore campus for Brighton. Currently, the two institutes offer four UK master's, in hospitality, tourism, event… read more

On Friday, 5 May 2017, the Dutch marks Liberation Day. Many institutes of higher education will be closed for the day, including Wittenborg's Aventus Building at Laan van Menserechten 500 in Apeldoorn.

However, as many of Wittenborg's… read more

Beijing Dongcheng Vocational University, based in the Dongcheng district of China's capital city is predominantly focused on adult learning and also hosts the local Community College as well as the local branch of the Beijing Open University.… read more

On Tuesday Wittenborg directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng paid a visit to the Netherlands Education Support Office (Neso) China at its headquarters in Beijing. They met Neso director Charles Hoedt and his team to discuss the promotion… read more

With more than 28,000 businesses in the Stedendriehoek, the region where Apeldoorn is located, internship possibilities for students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences abound.

One of the students who recently benefitted is… read more

What differentiates one hotel room from the next in a time when authenticity is everything?

"It’s all about creating a unique experience", Wittenborg’s hospitality students heard when they recently visited the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences features prominently in a new marketing campaign by the Apeldoorn Gemeente in promoting the city as a great place to study, to do business and to relax.

If you walk or cycle past the city hall in… read more

Rwandese student, Alexis Musita, is going where no other Wittenborg student has gone before - to do two IBA specialisations almost simultaneously.

Alexis plans to graduate with a Bachelor IBA in Logistics & International Trade as well… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has expressed concern about a possible bias against the promotion of Dutch universities of applied sciences in China.

For the second year in a row, Wittenborg has not received any incoming students… read more

Thanks to a great team of collaborators, Wittenborg’s brand new brochures are finally here!

They have already been showcased in Moscow at the recent ICEF Education Fair, and in China during Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng’s trade mission… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has taken the first step towards gaining accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) – an American professional organization focused on… read more

Wittenborg’s senior communications officer, Sinem Gulsen, re-joined the company after an absence of 6 years. In an interview she discusses her work and describes her experience of being of Turkish descent in the Netherlands amid strained… read more

More than 112,000 international students studied in the Netherlands during the 2016-17 academic year – the highest number ever recorded in the country’s history. Of these, 72% (81,392) were enrolled for a full Bachelor or Master degree programme… read more

In a recent trade mission to China, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences made agreements with no less than 5 institutes of higher education, and played a major facilitating role in opening more doors for cooperation between China and the… read more

Dear students, as you probably know Wittenborg will have a new campus in Vienna, https://campus.univie.ac.at/en/home/, starting next college year. We like to have a grand official opening Friday 1 September 2017 in Vienna with as many students… read more

After the UK officially started its departure from the EU on Wednesday, the country looks set to pursue its transnational education activities with renewed vigour.

This follows barely a month after the Dutch House of Representatives… read more

Wittenborg has had its programmes recognised by the Austrian Accreditation authorities as Dutch degrees that can be offered in Austria.

Although the Netherlands and Austria have agreements to recognised each other's degrees, it is still… read more

The first round in a series of quality audits of Wittenborg University’s Bachelor of Business Administration programmes in 2017 will take place this week with a 3-day site visit from a quality assurance agency to Wittenborg’s Apeldoorn campus.… read more

In September 2015, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences started to offer its IBA programme in Entrepreneurship & Small Business to Amsterdam, opening its first location outside Apeldoorn.

Now, 18 months later, student numbers at… read more

Senior staff of the Nantong Vocational University in China made a flying visit to Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences on Monday, as part of a 4-day trip to the Netherlands to explore cooperation possibilities between the two institutes in… read more

After two years of heated political debate, Dutch universities might finally be able to offer full degree programmes abroad.

On their last day in parliament before the Dutch Election, the majority of political parties in the House of… read more

All hail the Dutch! The Netherlands woke up as the darling of Europe this morning after yesterday’s election results showed a clear win for the centre-right VVD party, thereby defeating Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam and anti-EU PVV, which has been… read more

The question about immigrants is one of the key issues in Wednesday’s Dutch election. With that in mind, we asked international students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences just how welcome they feel in Holland, and about the level of… read more

When the Dutch go to vote on Wednesday, 15 March, the management of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will be following the outcome of the election carefully: As an international, private institute of higher education, its operations are… read more

Members of the National Commission guarding the interests of international students in the Netherlands paid an informal visit to Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences on Wednesday morning. Almost 90% of Wittenborg's students are international… read more

This weekend Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will be sponsoring the theoretical exams for gliding of the Royal Dutch Society for Aviation (KNVVL) in the Gelderland province.

The exams are to take place on Saturday, 11 March, at… read more

The Dutch just love to work! A new study has found that the Dutch are the most satisfied workforce in Europe - a staggering 76% of people in the Netherlands are happy with their careers. In contrast, the UK has the highest number of dissatisfied… read more

Nigerian students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences have expressed relief about the decision by Nigeria’s Central Bank (CBN) to provide additional foreign exchange to students to pay study fees and other expenses abroad after suffering… read more

Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, will be part of a high-level trade mission going to China next month, along with representatives of the Gelderland province, Apeldoorn and the Full Sport Group (FSG), to open more doors for cooperation in sport… read more

Foreign students cannot vote in the coming Dutch Election on 15 March 2017, but that does not mean they should not care. The outcome of the election might have an effect on government policy affecting international students. 

Also,… read more

This semester Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ top Bachelor student is from Eritrea, a country in the Horn of Africa.

Despite some personal setbacks, Asfaha Fanuel managed to pass with honours.  He obtained his degree… read more

Master's students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences enjoyed not one, but two company visits last week to give them insight into the various approaches of tourism operators in the Gelderland region.

The students visited a… read more

How do you snag an internship at one of the top luxury brands in the world?

Just ask Wittenborg student, Maggie (Yujing) Zhang, who recently did her work placement at Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the world’s largest brokers of… read more

Wittenborg University Press’s latest publication has been attracting coverage in the international press.  Ben Birdsall’s Whisky Burn – Distilleries of Scotland by Vespa was released last year at a gala launch at the Amsterdam campus, in the… read more

More than 50 new students from at least 21 nationalities will start their classes at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences on Monday.

On Wednesday the early arrivals enjoyed lunch with members of staff, including registrar Santosh… read more

The latest group of graduates from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences were urged to be “ambassadors of internationalism and tolerance” during the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony on Friday.

Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board,… read more

With international students making up 89% of its student body, is Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences the most international institute of higher education in the Netherlands? 

New data by Nuffic - the… read more

If you have recently visited Wittenborg’s Spoorstraat location in Apeldoorn, you might have noticed the front of the building is currently getting a major renovation which is close to completion.

Despite the drab weather, workmen could be… read more

In just over a month, on 15 March 2017, the Dutch will go to voting polls – thereby kicking off a year of crucial elections in Europe amidst a rise in far-right sentiments on the continent, which could have far-reaching implications for… read more

As of the beginning of this year, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has a new International Sales Director, Tim Birdsall, who has been a sales trainer for 15 years, consulting for companies like IBM and many others.

Birdsall, who… read more

When Wittenborg opens its new campus in Vienna, Austria, in September it will be headed by Dr Alexander Bauer who will be its new Campus Director. Bauer, a German who has been living in Vienna for 11 years, joined Wittenborg’s academic staff in… read more

When you have alumni from all over the world, as Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences does, it can be hard to stay in touch and keep track of graduates’ professional progress.

Which is why Wittenborg - now in its 30th year - has… read more

As if full-time studies are not demanding enough, IBA-student, Jenny Chen, is also running her own fashion line Jencee Collection, which sells women’s clothes, shoes and accessories.

Born to an industrious family, Jenny has been exposed to… read more

In the spirit of Wittenborg’s 30th anniversary celebrations this year, the university has unveiled a brand new anniversary logo symbolising the joyous event.

The logo is now live and can be seen… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Maria-Regina Kecht as its new interim Academic Dean.

Dr Kecht will be based in Vienna, Austria, where Wittenborg will open a new campus in September… read more

It is the end of an era! After more than 5 years the colourful Spaceboxes  - which provided accommodation to dozens of international students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in Apeldoorn - are being removed.

The… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' annual 2017 staff dinner, held at Restaurant "De Brugwachter" in Apeldoorn, was attended by around 95 members of staff and partners.

In a relaxed atmosphere, staff enjoyed good food and… read more

Ton Willems, respected lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences and retired military officer, has passed away at the age of 70.

Willems died on Wednesday, 11 January, in Almelo after an extended period of illness. He leaves… read more

Hospitality student Marnix Doorman chose a unique hotel to do his in-company training – one where he worked alongside students with special needs.

With the assistance of Wittenborg’s work placement coordinator, Adrianne Jonquière-Breure,… read more

The hotel industry is not the only career option for hospitality management students - they are also sought after by high-end companies like Louis Vuitton, Bloomberg and JP Morgan, PIE News reports.

The… read more

The Dutch are not only famous for their cheese and millions of bicycles, but also for their legendary skills on the football field – just think of Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers in history!

And football is exactly what… read more

In contrast to the political turmoil throughout the world, and it’s possible effect on higher education, 2016 proved to be an excellent year for Wittenborg, with many exciting developments and a steady growth in new students and new teaching… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences officially signed the agreement with its partner the Europa-Wirtschaftsschulen in Vienna to allow the start of programmes at the EWS location.

Wittenborg is already taking enrolments for its IBA… read more

One of Wittenborg's visiting lecturers, Muhammad Ashfaq, recently contributed to and co-edited two books, one of which is published in English and German.

Besides lecturing, Ashfaq is also CEO of Amanah IIFE, an ethical banking and… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences wishes all its friends, students and staff a wonderful Christmas and happy festive season.

 In September 2016, in a letter to… read more

Wittenborg University Press (WUP) has appointed bright Nigerian student, Tobi Odukoya, to market “Whisky Burn” – the book by British author and painter, Ben Birdsall - published at the end of last year, also available on Amazon. Scotch whisky is… read more

About 80% of hospitality students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences do so well during their internships at hotels around the world that they are offered full-time positions – some even before they have graduated.

So said the… read more

A delegation from China’s top sport university, the Shanghai University of Sport, was hosted by Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently. Dutch sport expertise, especially professional football coaches, are highly prized by the Chinese… read more

Unless doing a work placement was a compulsory part of their school curriculum, students from outside the EU were not allowed to do an internship in Holland before. Now all students are allowed to do an internship as long as it is relevant to… read more

Struggling to find an internship? Then take heart from Nepalese student, Sarita Chhetri, who applied for almost 100 jobs before finally landing a position at a Spanish hotel, where she did both her internship and in-company… read more

New students from 13 different countries started their studies at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences this week - including its first student from Syria. For the undergraduate and MBA programmes, it is possible to start and graduate six… read more

What makes for a good MBA programme? At Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences class activities such as lectures, discussions and case studies are combined with industry exposure through visits to companies.

The coordinator of… read more

International students who continue to work in the Netherlands after graduation contribute €1.57 billion annually to the Dutch treasury.

This is the amount concluded by EP-Nuffic, based on new figures published by the Central Bureau of… read more

Dust off your dancing shoes because Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017.   The university’s management has announced it will be hosting several special events during the whole of next… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is one step closer to setting up a branch campus in Vienna, Austria, in 2017.

The memorandum on the incorporation of a private limited company in Austria was signed this week by the directors of… read more

The Dutch have overtaken Sweden as the most proficient English speakers in the world outside the Anglosphere.

The 6th annual EF English Proficiency Index which ranks countries by the English skills of its inhabitants was released this week… read more

Wittenborg alumnus, Alex Gu, has built a highly successful career in Hong Kong – testifying to the value multinational companies place on graduates who have an international education.

Gu, who was one of the first international students to… read more

While it is feared that a Donald Trump presidency in the US will drive international students away, there are signs that Brexit is already doing that in the UK.

The BBC reports that the numbers of EU students applying for the most… read more

Students who regularly skip classes might want to think twice before doing so in the future. In other words, you are going to need a better excuse than "I was tired".

Existing policy requires students to attend at least 80% of classes.… read more

MBA lecturer, Dr Alexander Bauer, has come up with a fun and interesting way to teach business students how to manage operations - by using Lego blocks!

This week, MBA students could be seen in class trying to unpuzzle their rather… read more

Less than 10% of international students say they are likely to study in the US if Republican candidate Donald Trump wins Tuesday’s crucial presidential election.

The US is currently the top study destination in the world, but the country… read more

Indonesia is taking steps to forge stronger academic relationships with the Netherlands and Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, the education and cultural attaché of the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague, Mr Bambang Hari Wibisono, said on… read more

Almost half of the doctoral students who work at universities in the Netherlands are international, a study released by the Association for Dutch Universities (VSNU) has shown.

At Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, the coordinator… read more

African student, Nicola Ojoka Faka Serge, has such an inspiring life-story that he was recently featured on the front-page of de Stentor, as well as other Dutch media.

Starting from humble beginnings, Nicola… read more

The official opening of Saxion University of Applied Sciences’ brand new location in Apeldoorn this week marks the culmination of a long process to create a hub for higher education in the city which started with the successful establishment of… read more

At the 2016 EuroCHRIE conference this week in Budapest, Hungary, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will be one of the institutions in the spotlight.

A poster presentation of a research proposal by Esther Gitonga, the coordinator of… read more

The Netherlands is the third most educated country in the world, according to the World Economic Forum, which ranked countries as part of its Global Competitiveness Report recently.

It is only surpassed by Singapore and Finland. “Quality… read more

Apeldoorn, the Dutch city where Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is situated, has officially been recognised as one of the best event locations in the country.

The title “Excellent Event City” has recently been bestowed on… read more

It is mainly the international student who will ensure the Netherlands maintains a robust growth in its student population in the next decade or so.

This is the forecast in a new study, which looks at the expected developments… read more

Lucinda Douglas, inspirational speaker and lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, has been nominated for the Netherlands' 2016 Ethnic Business Woman of the Year Award. She is the first woman from Apeldoorn to receive the honour.… read more

Students and staff from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences attended the 15th Anniversary Seminar of the Netherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS) at the University of Twente this week.

Wittenborg's CEO,… read more

Have you heard the buzz around the so-called “Internet of Things”? The term refers to a future where everyday objects, like your fridge, are virtually connected and able to collect data.

One of Wittenborg University’s MBA lecturers, Geert… read more

South African student, Kyle Holtzhausen, was mid-training for his private pilot licence when he joined Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in September 2016, as he believed he needed a professional business degree to complement his training… read more

An evening of innovation and passion was experienced by more than 60  representatives of the Apeldoorn economy as the city recognized some of its best companies this week at the Apeldoorn Business Awards, held at… read more

For the past two years, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has been the fastest growing institute of higher education in the Stedendriehoek region where it is located, encompassing 7 municipalities and home to more than 413 000 people.… read more

New Master of Science students from across the world arrived at Wittenborg’s Apeldoorn campus this week for 3 packed days of Introduction Week activities before they formally start their programmes.

The new students are from Canada… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is one of the education partners in an exciting new project advancing robotics technology in the east Netherlands, that will strengthen the country’s smart industry and result in employment growth.

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The CEO of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Maggie Feng, joined the Mayor of Apeldoorn, John Berends, and other members of the city council, when they toured the city centre this week, stopping at the newly developed education hub near… read more

The Netherlands once again boasts the 4th highest number of top universities in the world!

The British education weekly, The Times Higher Education (THE) has just released its Top 200 university rankings for 2016-2017.

The… read more

Mexican student Ana Mariá Villalobos is proving that academic research can be far more eclectic then one might assume – her final research topic explores why cats are the most commonly used animals in commercials.

Ana joined Wittenborg… read more

In a letter to parliament, the Dutch minister of education, Jet Bussemaker, has singled out Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences as a good example of an institute with an unequivocal international character.

Wittenborg is one of the… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently announced its partnership with the vocational institute EWS (Europa-Wirtschaftsschulen Wien) in Vienna, Austria - signifying its first transnational move. We spoke to Thomas Lung, Head of… read more

The president of the European Association for International Education (EAIE), Laura Howard, has come under fire for remarks she made about Turkey at the opening of EAIE’s annual conference in Liverpool. Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences… read more

Making new friends in a foreign country can be a daunting experience. But not to worry. At Wittenborg University, the student society, SWIFT, organises many interesting and fun activities for international and Dutch students to meet and mingle.… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is in Liverpool this week at the ICEF Workshops and at EAIE (European Association of International Educators)!

This week Wittenborg is attending the ICEF Higher Education Workshops in Liverpool and… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences sought support this week from the Dutch conservative-liberal party, the VVD, against one of the proposals in a legislative draft that would limit the use of the word “university”.

An amendment to… read more

In its first transnational move, the management of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) has announced it will open a new study location in the heart of Vienna, the capital of Austria, in September, 2017. In this endeavour it will… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is pleased to announce its MBA programme has just received unconditional approval from the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Body (NVAO). This means it is now a double-accredited programme - approved by NVAO… read more

When the new academic year starts on Monday Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will be welcoming students from at least 22 different countries from around the world.

Most of them attended the first day of Introduction Week… read more

What better way to mark the opening of the new academic year (and bid a sad farewell to the summer holiday) than a barbeque? 

That is exactly what students and staff at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences did when they… read more

Ushering in the new academic year, Wittenborg University’s executive chair, Peter Birdsall, welcomed staff back to school this week and unveiled ambitious plans for the next year.

One of the biggest milestones in 2017 will be the… read more

English is used more and more as the language of instruction in Dutch universities, a survey by De Volkskrant has found. More than half (60%) of university programmes in Holland are now taught entirely in English, the newspaper reported on Friday… read more

The managing director of one of the oldest vocational schools in Austria, EWS (Europa-Wirtschaftsschulen Wien) spent a 4-day visit to Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, this past week.

Dr Ingeborg Kühling-Garfield is in discussions… read more

Wittenborg will strengthen its current tutor system in the new academic year by dedicating more resources to its operation, relieving time pressures impacting especially undergraduate students.

While tutors’ top… read more

The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme (OTS) gives talented students in several non-European countries the opportunity to study in the Netherlands.

This year, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences awarded OTS… read more

Transnational higher education and international students seem to be central themes to the discussions in UK higher education circles at this moment. 'Times Higher Education' has published numerous articles on the subject since the UK voted to… read more

Achieving an honours degree can really kick-start your career as it demonstrates to future employers you are a dedicated student and outstanding performer.

This summer, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recognized two honours-… read more

Wittenborg graduate, Pacific Mongi, is pursuing his dream of becoming a book publisher in his home country, Rwanda, in the east of Africa.

Described by his lecturers as a quiet, courteous student, Pacific graduated earlier this… read more

This summer Wittenborg University bids farewell to one of its most familiar faces, office manager Eva van Herel, who is leaving the Netherlands for the UK.

We are proud to say that from mid-August Eva will work as executive support officer… read more

A survey done by the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) in all 28 EU countries has revealed when it comes to Information and Communication Technology, only people from Denmark and Luxemburg are better than those in the Netherlands.

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Using good old-fashioned pen and paper to take notes instead of a laptop is a smarter choice for students.

Dutch researchers at the University of Trondheim in Norway found that students using pen and paper to take notes remember their… read more

Strong growth in student numbers over the past few years at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in Apeldoorn has now led to the university investing for the first time in student accommodation.  

Wittenborg is finalising the… read more

Let’s face it, finding student accommodation in a popular country like Holland can be a challenge! Ideally you would want to stay in the same city where your university is located.

Luckily for students at Wittenborg University of Applied… read more

In an elegant British ceremony, 4 Master of Science graduates from Wittenborg University and 4 of its EuroBA students received their second degree from the University of Brighton in the UK on Friday.

The students, splendid in their… read more

Canadian business managers, who are EMBA students at the University of Fredericton, had their first classes at Wittenborg University’s Amsterdam campus this week as part of a 10-day international field trip which will include several excursions… read more

Sanne de Jong has been Wittenborg University’s human resource officer since April, but her ties with the organisation go way back. Fresh out of high school in 2003, she started at Wittenborg as housing officer when it was still located in… read more

Wittenborg celebrated the first graduates of its popular European Bachelor's in Hospitality Management programme – the so-called EuroBA – this summer. The first group was admitted in 2013. 

The EuroBA is offered in conjunction with… read more

Given Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ close ties with Great Britain, its chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, was recently interviewed by the MBA Channel about the consequences of Brexit for the education sector.

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Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in Apeldoorn, is looking for part-time lecturers and guest speakers for our Master of Business Administration (MBA) and our Master of Science (MSc) programmes.

Our new lecturers will be joining our… read more

Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, was sworn in on Wednesday. How will that impact higher education elsewhere in the world, particularly Europe?

Opinions are divided. However, based on the hard line May took on immigration while… read more

The first part-time Master of Science students to graduate from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences celebrated their achievements on Friday during Wittenborg’s 2016 Summer Graduation Ceremony in Apeldoorn.

They are Don Driessen,… read more

Students from 13 different countries are graduating this summer from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, accentuating its status it as one of the most international universities in the Netherlands.

They were celebrated today at the… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has joined forces with the Canadian University of Fredericton to offer an Executive MBA Summer Certificate Programme at its location in Amsterdam. It will run from 26 July – 4 August, 2016.

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"Apeldoorn is a beautiful and lively city," says Dutch graduate Lennart Dubel about the small, green city in the heart of the Netherlands where Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is headquartered.

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Universities in the UK has been urged to strengthen their relationships with universities in Europe, including the Netherlands, while they wait for the dust to settle post-Brexit.

“Universities must not take their eyes off the ball,… read more

So the UK has voted to leave the European Union! What will that mean for students and staff at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) in the future?

Firstly, WUAS falls under the Dutch Higher Education system for most of its… read more

As 46 million UK voters get the chance to say 'remain' or 'leave' the European Union today, WUP considers the effect a 'leave' vote would have on Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS).

From an initial point of view, the UK… read more

Invitation to join the  'Survivors Walk of Hope' - a walk in Vondel Park, Amsterdam, Sunday 26th June 2016.

Wittenborg's Examination Board member Tanya Dimitrova has helped launch an initiative in Amsterdam, that originated in South… read more

Wittenborg's facility manager and manager of Wittenborg University Student Housing ('WUSH'), Karel van der Zande is taking up an unusual and exhilarating challenge this week. Karel is racing across Europe in a small two seater glider (plane… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in Apeldoorn, is looking for part-time lecturers and guest speakers for our Master of Business Administration (MBA) and our Master of Science (MSc) programmes.

Our new lecturers will be joining our… read more

Wittenborg University is to offer a bachelor's of science in business together with its partner of the University of Brighton at its Amsterdam campus.

The bachelor of science (BSc) will be part of a double degree program which allows… read more

Turkey is clearly developing an interest for degree programmes in the Netherlands, according to a panel of study advisors who have recently toured a number of Dutch Universities.

The study advisors visited Wittenborg University on… read more

The partners of the European Bachelors in Hospitality Management met for their bi-annual meeting at the Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia (Hospitality Management School-Spain).

The Bachelors of International Hospitality… read more

Today, the Wittenborg Student Society (known as SWIFT) organized a cultural event at a local bar, in Apeldoorn. Students brought traditional (from their own cultures) home-cooked food  and some even dressed in their own traditional dress.… read more

Wittenborg University graduate, Zohair Alam, had no qualms about choosing the Netherlands when he decided to study here. “Holland is a multicultural country that thinks in global terms about business, science, art, innovation and research.”

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BSc in Business and MSc Sport Business Management approved to be delivered at Wittenborg University!

In a unique event held in Apeldoorn, a quality assurance panel from the University of Brighton, chaired by Dr… read more

Ever enjoyed a trip so much that you feel you can stay there forever? This has been the experience of 8 students from Wittenborg University who are currently on a study visit in Shanghai, China's most populous city and a global financial hub.… read more

Renske Goedhart, Wittenborg University’s new Front Desk and Facilities Officer at its Spoortraat building in Apeldoorn, has a world of experience in international service management.

If you are a student, you have probably already made… read more

The Netherlands is continuing its streak of solid performances in higher education rankings – the latest being the 2016 Universitas 21 ranking where the country once again made the Top 10 list.

Instead of only measuring individual… read more

Students from Wittenborg University had a unique opportunity this week to network with members of a local Rotary club – an esteemed international organisation for business owners and managers. The event was hosted at Wittenborg’s Spoorstraat-… read more

Looking for a job? It takes more than just sending your CV to a company, says Emelda Obewu, one of Wittenborg University’s EuroBA students who recently did her internship at one of the leading hotel groups in Dubai:  Rotana Hotels &… read more

International students in the Netherlands might soon be able to work more hours and move more easily within the European Union during their studies after a new visa directive was passed by the European Parliament recently.

According to a… read more

At least 23 new students will start with their classes on Monday at Wittenborg University, representing 8 different nationalities.

While many are yet to arrive, others enjoyed the fun of Introduction Week activities on Wednesday… read more

Most students in the Netherlands are happy with the quality of education they receive, the 2016 National Student Survey (NSE) has shown. Student satisfaction levels at Universities of Applied Sciences like Wittenborg have increased from 58% to 60… read more

Students from Wittenborg University made their debut on Dutch TV this week when they pitched their crowdfunding ideas in the programme “The Business Battle” on RTL Z. See the video here.

Almost 100 students from 40 different… read more

In a global ranking of the most prestigious universities in the world, the Netherlands managed to stay in the top 5 while many European countries are rapidly losing ground to Asia.

The 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) World… read more

“Learn as much Dutch as quickly as you can!” says Chinese graduate, Meiqiong Piao, who recently obtained her IBA degree in Marketing and Communication from Wittenborg University.

“It will help you find a part-time job or internship which,… read more

Apeldoorn was the place to be on Friday with the start of the 2016 Giro d’Italia - and Wittenborg was there to share in the fun and excitement. Earlier this year Wittenborg hosted the Giro College Tour in the run-up to the event. … read more

Wittenborg University introduced its plans for a new School of Sport & Health to the business community of the Gelderland province. In this endeavor it will team up with the newly founded Full Force Sports Academy - an international, private… read more

"The Netherlands is a great study destination for international students - almost everyone speaks English"

Recent Dutch graduate, Marit Ram, says Wittenborg University had a huge influence on her decision to work for an international… read more

Students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) have overwhelmingly proved that they are up to the challenge, with the majority of all graduating students completing their degree within the 3 years / phases, according to the… read more

Wittenborg's Multicultural Staff Say Why they like Working Here and What They Miss from Back Home!

Almost 40% of Wittenborg University’s current staff members come from outside the Netherlands – which means, it total, it has no fewer than 15… read more

Wittenborg's Flexible Entry Dates Take the Edge off Registration Rush for Prospective Students

While the registration deadlines for most universities in the Netherlands are drawing to a close for their September student intake, there are no… read more

External member of Wittenborg University’s Exam Board, Tanya Dimitrova, recently made a memorable trip to South Africa to interview Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr Desmond Tutu. “I’ve always wanted to meet him. After Nelson Mandela, he is one of the… read more

Almost 100 students from 40 different nationalities working on one crowdfunding campaign? Yes! Wittenborg University is out to prove it can be done.

Students from Wittenborg will be breaking new ground in the coming weeks with an attempt… read more

The hospitality industry has plenty of internships and jobs to offer, but it is not always easy for students and graduates to access these career opportunities.

Which is why Wittenborg University has teamed up with the world’s leading… read more

Dutch Student Explains Why She Fell in Love with Wittenborg and Now Goes to Every Single Class

'If you speak English in a Dutch environment it sounds weird. But here, 10 minutes into Introduction Day and you discover: everybody does it, and no… read more

Students from Wittenborg Amsterdam will be off to Kenya from 9 – 15 April to participate in a project, Vijana Reloaded, which seeks to train unemployed youth in Kenya in entrepreneurship and ICT. Since September last year Wittenborg Amsterdam… read more

Almost 3 out of 4 Russian students who have been in contact with the Netherlands Education Support Office (Neso) want to study in Holland.

This is according to EP-Nuffic, the Dutch organization for internationalization in education. Neso… read more

‘To be or not to be’ – when is a university not a university? – A question that Wittenborg asked itself a year ago, when Dutch Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker announced a proposed change to the law that governs higher education in the… read more

Wittenborg University’s senior lecturer, Dr Saskia Harkema, recently led the first Winter Academy of the ESTIEM Student Network in Turkey. It was attended by students from all over Europe, including Finland, Norway, Germany, Estonia and Turkey.… read more

As spring kicks in, a whole group of new students from at least 14 different countries will start with their first classes at Wittenborg University next week, adding further to its international character.

They hail from Georgia, Morocco,… read more

As an important education provider for the event industry, Wittenborg University made sure its presence was felt at event16,  the biggest annual fair for stakeholders in the event industry of the Netherlands.  

The fair started… read more

It is one of the highlights on Wittenborg University’s calendar: The annual trip its Master of Science students make to the United Kingdom.

This year 13 students participated in the 4-day trip – excited to see the British capital, London,… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is this week in Moscow, attending the ICEF workshop. Yesterday, WUAS director Peter Birdsall entertained students of the Moscow State University Business School with a presentation on his entrepreneurial… read more

The Netherlands proved its universities are some of the best in Europe by getting a high rating in the recently released Times Higher Education European University Top 200 Rankings 2016.

The Netherlands received special mention not only… read more

Giro College Tour: Many Career Opportunities in Sport, say two Top International Coaches on Saturday at the Wittenborg event

A good combination of international speakers, interesting workshops and great food made the Giro College Tour hosted by… read more

The mayor of Apeldoorn, John Berends, will be one of the speakers at the Giro Fiets Campus hosted by Wittenborg University at its Spoorstraat location this Saturday, 12 March, from 13:00 – 16:00.

The event serves as forerunner for the… read more

Wittenborg University attracts students from all over the world. The university's only Albanian student, Gertnisa Ristani, was interviewed about life in the Netherlands and what the Dutch government can do to give international students an even… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will give cycling enthusiasts a taste of what they can expect when the 2016 Giro d’Italia hits Apeldoorn on 6 May by pre-hosting the 'Giro Fiets Campus' (Fiets is Bycyle in Dutch) on 12 March at its… read more

A change in permit rules in the Netherlands will give international students an extended period of 3 years to apply for their job search year (the so-called zoekjaar) from 1 March, 2016.

Until now bachelor's and master's students had to… read more

Wittenborg University recently received a very special visitor – Lupo Wolfie, mascot of the Giro d’Italia 2016 which is one of the biggest cycling races in the world. On 6 May the race kicks off in the Velodrome Omnisport in Apeldoorn, the city… read more

Struggling to find an internship? Meet Wittenborg University’s new Work Placement Coordinator, Adrianne Jonquiere-Breure. While in the past students failing to find a suitable internship were often assisted by their tutors, the function has now… read more

Students from the Aventus  college of further education have recently been involved in a project to test a tool developed as part of the GREAT research project that Wittenborg University has been a key academic partner in since it started in… read more

Who are the new CEO's of tomorrow? Wittenborg's Business Development Advisor, Ben Prins, believes they will be students trained at institutes anticipating the new industrial revolution, Smart Industry, and preparing their students accordingly.… read more

The number of international students in the Netherlands has risen by almost 20% in the 2015-16 academic year, boosting the country's overall student population to a new record of 258 054.

The latest figures were released by the… read more

International graduates are not crowding out local jobseekers on the Dutch labour market, research unit Blaauwberg has found. In fact, it warns that without international talent, the Dutch economy will suffer a serious loss in wealth.

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The excitement in the air was palpable on Friday as Wittenborg University celebrated its latest cohort of graduates during the 2016 Winter Graduation Ceremony held at the Apeldoorn City Hall.

A total of 21 graduates, splendid in their… read more

Wittenborg University will welcome more than 40 new undergraduate and postgraduate students from a whole host of countries in Block 5 when classes start on Monday. Today about half of those attended the first day of Introduction Week activities… read more

Wittenborg University has been announced as the first institute of higher education to be a supporting partner of event 16 the biggest annual fair for stakeholders in the event industry, in the Netherlands.

The fair takes place on 23 – 24 March… read more

Students from Wittenborg University recently had a unique opportunity to visit both the Amsterdam Stock Exchange and the Dutch Central Bank. They were accompanied by Wittenborg lecturer, Melike Almaz who teaches the Pension &… read more

Dutch Student Union Warns Universities Too Picky About Master's Students

Dutch National Student Union, LSVb, has warned Dutch universities have become too picky in admitting students to their master's programmes. The union has subsequently… read more

What is it like to work in a 5-star hotel with its lavish suites and immaculate service? A growing number of Wittenborg's hospitality students are doing internships at top hotels around the world. One of them is Thiago Silva, who recently… read more

International Students Continue Privileged Access to Dutch Labour Market in 2016

The 2016 salary criterion for highly skilled migrants has just been published by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). Salary is considered the… read more

Wittenborg's International Students Bridge Cultural Gap While Enjoying Great Food at Chinese Cuisine Evening

Wittenborg's International Students Bridge Cultural Gap While Enjoying Great Food at Chinese Cuisine EveningWhat is… read more

Wittenborg University can proudly look back at 2015 as its most successful year to date, the University’s Chair of the Executive Board, Peter Birdsall, said at its annual New Year’s staff dinner. However, he promised that “2016 will be even… read more

This year Wittenborg University is one of 70 Dutch institutes of higher education taking part in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSE), which gives students at Universities and Universities of Applied Science the opportunity to make their voices… read more

Want to start your own business in the Netherlands? From 1 January 2016, start-up entrepreneurs from outside the EU will be granted more time in the Netherlands to develop their idea from paper-plan to fully fledged business. Currently start-ups… read more

As yet another wonderful and especially successful year at Wittenborg draws to a close, we would like to wish all students, staff and friends and relations of Wittenborg University a very enjoyable festive season, with… read more

Wittenborg University is pleased to announce a new research and development partnership with the University of Fredericton (UFred), Canada, through which both institutions will work towards creating a gamified MBA. Wittenborg has been working… read more

A visiting professor from Lithuania, Dr Živite Navikienė, recently conducted 3 PDP seminars for undergraduate students at Wittenborg University. She addressed the students on “Effective Time Management in Business and Commercial Projects”. … read more

On Thursday Wittenborg was paid a visit by the members of the local Apeldoorn council who came to see the new Spoorstraat campus, that has been realised together with the municipality of Apeldoorn.

They spent an enjoyable couple of hours… read more

 

Wittenborg University recently introduced a new project within Kenya to be called: Vijana Reloaded. This interesting development project focuses on training youth in Kenya in the areas of entrepreneurship, ICT and social… read more

Students can now sign in for a new Master degree programme in Sport Business & Management that will start in Apeldoorn in October 2016. The programme, currently under validation, will be jointly taught by Wittenborg and the University of… read more

Yesterday evening Wittenborg University Amsterdam hosted a lively book launch event, at which the author of Wittenborg University's new book 'Whisky Burn', Ben Birdsall, introduced around 100 guests to his adventure travels visiting the… read more

Study at Wittenborg University and the world is your oyster! Students and graduates literally find internships and jobs all over the world.  This was yet again proven by IBA student, Reynolds Boateng, who just returned from Sydney, Australia… read more

MBA students from Wittenborg University recently visited Dutch brokerage firm, SNS Securities, which is a subsidiary of financial services company SNS Bank, as part of a Project Week assignment. SNS Securities prides itself in being a broker with… read more

Senior lecturer, Dr Saskia Harkema, made a presentation on the sustainable use of energy by SMEs at the "Circular Economy" conference held at the Media Plaza in Utrecht in November this year. Harkema is part of Wittenborg University's GREAT-team… read more

The number of international students who stay in the Netherlands after graduation is double that which Dutch authorities have always believed, a study by the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) has shown.

Five years after graduating in… read more

Wittenborg University's GREAT-team recently presented their research findings in the field of renewable energy at the Technical Institute Eindhoven (TUE).

After running for 3 years, the EU-funded GREAT-project has its final policy… read more

It has been almost 3 months since Wittenborg University opened its new location in the heart of Amsterdam where it offers an IBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business. What are the impressions of the first batch of students after surviving the… read more

Led by Chinese students from Wittenborg University, the Apeldoorn branch of the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars in the Netherlands (ACSSNL) was successfully launched last week. ACSSNL is the largest volunteer organization… read more

The Netherlands has more international students than ever before - 90 000!

This number was revealed by the director of EP-Nuffic, Freddy Weima, at the start of the ''Week of the International Student'' which runs from 16 - 21… read more

Whether you are a whisky lover, investor or just curious about what makes whisky so special - don't miss the official launch of Wittenborg University's new book Whisky Burn – the Highlands and Islands by Vespa on 10 December 2015 in Amsterdam.… read more

Wittenborg joined its partners from Germany, France and Spain at the University of Brighton's Eastbourne campus (School of Service Sector and Sport) this week for a meeting of the Steering Group of the so-called EuroBA programme, the Bachelor (… read more

Wittenborg University recently hosted a delegation from the University of Frederiction in Canada, which included Mr Kjetil Sandermoen, Board Chairman, Mr Don Roy, President, and Dr Kenneth Green, Provost.

Fredericton is an online… read more

After Sweden, the Dutch boast the highest level of English proficiency in Europe among non-native speakers of the language. This is according to the Education First English Proficiency Index (EP EPI) for 2015.

 

“In 2015,… read more

If you are an international student in the Netherlands it pays to immerse yourself in local activities and networks - and we’re not just talking about football and pub life!

This was recently demonstrated by Nigerian student, Austine Ijeh… read more

Wednesday saw representatives of EP-Nuffic and the Ministry of Education met with the director of NRTO Ria van’t Klooster and representatives of private Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. The EP-Nuffic is the Netherland’s… read more

The new academic year got off to a rolling start for Wittenborg University's latest cohort of MSc students attending classes at the new Spoorstßraat location in Apeldoorn from this month.

 

As one walks down the corridors of… read more

Wittenborg University’s Webmaster and IT specialist, Denis Schuh, is an integral part of what makes Wittenborg tick in the digital age - from maintaining the great, new website to creating pages for special events, he’s got it covered from his… read more

Wittenborg University was proud to host members of the influential business organization, De Maatschappij, for a lunch network event at its Spoorstraat 23 location in Apeldoorn on Monday.

De Maatschappij is an independent organization for… read more

Wittenborg University lecturer, Geert de Haan, was recently one of the jury members who selected the winners of the 2015 European Youth Award (EYA) - producing some of the most exciting ICT innovations this side of the Atlantic.

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“Holland is a very affordable place to study and the people are friendly” says Indian student Benchamin Prince on why he chose to study in the Netherlands when it came to sifting through countries abroad to continue his education. Prince… read more

After its first intake of MBA students in February this year, Wittenborg University now offers 6 entry dates throughout the year for students interested in pursuing an MBA programme.  Wittenborg offers its MBA programme in specialisations… read more

International students now represent almost 10% of the total student population in the Netherlands and are expected to contribute €1 billion annually to the Dutch economy from this year.

The latest statistics on internationalisation in the… read more

Dutch hospitality management programmes and Hotel Schools were well represented at the EuroCHRIE conference this year, held at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. The theme this year was "Experience" and many of the Key Note speeches… read more

International students are highly pleased with the education they receive in the Netherlands, scoring the country 8,8 out of 10 in the StudyPortals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2015. Students ranked the Netherlands the 7th… read more

The Netherlands boasts the 4th highest number of top universities in the world - punching way above its size, according to international experts in education.

This is according to the prestigious British education weekly, The Times Higher… read more

Wittenborg University, in partnership with the Netherlands Institute of Marketing (NIMA), hosted a successful marketing event at its new Spoorstraat 23 location in Apeldoorn last night under the theme ''Building Your Brand, from Local to… read more

Dutch universities are increasingly picky about the quality of student they admit to their Master programmes.

The latest is Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). The school has just announced that from September 2017… read more

Wittenborg University welcomed its first recipients of the Holland Scholarship Programme (HSP) at its campus in Apeldoorn this semester after receiving an overwhelming number of applications from all over the world. The group is a mix of Bachelor… read more

If you are a Scotch whisky fan and want to know more about the distilleries that produce them or fancy the idea of a journey through Scotland’s highlands and islands, then British author and painter Ben Birdsall’s latest book, Whisky Burn is for… read more

Latest update: MEP Sean Kelly on the GREAT Project: "..well done for develop such tools to promote renewable energy for SMEs!"

After running for 3 years, the EU-funded GREAT-project has its final policy conference in Brussels this… read more

Just days after receiving his PhD, the coordinator of Wittenborg University’s School of Business, Dr Abdul Rauf’s PhD thesis has been nominated for the Best Dissertation Award at the upcoming International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network.… read more

On 27 September, 2015, the city of Apeldoorn, home of Wittenborg University, will once again host its annual Street Art Festival. The event boasts “battles” between urban dance groups, skate boarders and graffiti artists.

Giant murals… read more

Wittenborg was this year again represented by at the ICEF Higher Education Workshop, which was held this week in Glasgow. The workshop is aimed specifically at bringing together quality agents from around the world and higher education institutes… read more

Wittenborg University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is set to become a good example of an academic MBA in the Netherlands after receiving the stamp of approval from the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).… read more

The academic year started off full of expectations at Wittenborg's new location in Amsterdam this week. With the arrival of its students from 8 different nationalities, the IBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business promises to be a truly… read more

As the refugee crisis in Europe deepens, the past week has seen an overwhelming surge from ordinary people reaching out to the stranded refugees. Dr Saskia Harkema, a senior lecturer from Wittenborg University, set up an organization called Faces… read more

Wittenborg University’s close working relationship with the Shanghai Business School in China got a huge boost this summer with two delegations from Shanghai visiting Wittenborg this month, making use of opportunities for international… read more

Wittenborg University celebrated the opening of its magnificent new building, Spoorstraat 23, in Apeldoorn on Friday (28 August 2015), proudly showing off the renovated building to students, staff and a league of distinguished guests,… read more

Wittenborg University is gearing up for another exciting academic year, anticipating an almost 40% increase in the number of new students for 2015 while raising its international profile even higher. As one of the most diverse institutes… read more

Wittenborg University is gearing up for another exciting academic year, anticipating an almost 40% increase in the number of new students for 2015 while raising its international profile even higher. As one of the most diverse institutes… read more

It’s all systems go as in less than a week Wittenborg University will celebrate the opening of its second location, Spoorstraat 23, in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn on Friday 28 August 2015.

The new building, which dates from 1922, is only a… read more

Wittenborg University has teamed up with one of the top research universities in the world, Wageningen University, in joint supervision of PhD student, Esther Gitonga, who is also the coordinator of Wittenborg’s School of Hospitality and Tourism… read more

Moving to another country to pursue your studies can be an overwhelming experience. To ease international students’ transition from their home country to their host country, Wittenborg University has officially launched its own Buddy Programme… read more

To connect and keep up with today’s tech-savvy students requires continuous learning from academics themselves. At Wittenborg University academic staff recently completed the first year of an intensive Teacher’s Training programme which will… read more

Many international students are poorly informed about job opportunities in their host country, presenting one of the biggest hurdles for them to stay on post-study.

This was one of the findings in an international study by the Expert… read more

At an international conference in Turkey this week, researchers from Wittenborg University highlighted the challenges in convincing SME’s to invest in sustainable energy solutions.

“When speaking to SME’s and intermediate organizations,… read more

Four students from the Shanghai Business School are currently following a packed Summer School Programme at Wittenborg University. The course aims to give students a first-hand experience of European education and culture.

The 4-week… read more

Wittenborg University students do internships all over the world. A splendid example is Dutch student, Elbert van der Waal, who will do his internship at the Hilton Hotel in Cairns, Australia, this summer. Elbert is also a member of Wittenborg’s… read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School is out for summer and despite the fickle Dutch weather - ranging from heatwaves to storms and even ground frost – we continue to… read more

One of Wittenborg's visiting lecturers, Muhammad Ashfaq, recently presented his latest research paper "Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Digital Manufacturing" in Portugal. The presentation was part of the 27th Business and Economics Society… read more

More than a third of British students want to study abroad - with the Netherlands being one of their top 10 countries of choice.  

This was one of the findings of a new survey by the British Council which compared… read more

Wittenborg University Press has been looking at the successful approval of Wittenborg's double degree programme in International Hospitality Management, offered with the University of Brighton, at the campus in Apeldoorn.

From… read more

When an earthquake hit Nepal in late April, it affected many Nepalese students from Wittenborg University who feared for the lives of their families back home.

One of those students is Santosh Karki who graduated with a Bachelor degree in… read more

While many European countries, like the Netherlands, have doubled their efforts to attract foreign students in recent years, the UK is about to turn the screws on non-EU students. 

Changes to be effected include that all part-time… read more

At least 4 students of Wittenborg University who graduated on Friday are planning to continue their studies at some of the most highly ranked universities in the world this autumn.

King's College in the UK, Leiden University and Groningen… read more

Wittenborg University’s Summer Graduation Ceremony on Friday was yet again testament to its reputation as one of the most international institutes in the Netherlands with this year’s cohort of graduates hailing from 13 different countries!

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From September 2015 Wittenborg University will offer its IBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business at its brand new location in Amsterdam, bringing affordable private education to the city in an ideal learning environment which… read more

It only takes around four and a half minutes to cross under the station from Wittenborg's main campus situated on the south side of the railway in its Aventus location, to the new Spoorstraat location situated on the north side of the train and… read more

A total of 22 Dutch employers in the private and public sector have this week signed the so-called Diversity Charter, pledging to work towards a more diverse workforce in their organizations.

Signatories include giant corporations like IBM… read more

While many Dutch SME’s still underestimate the value international employees can add to their business, this is changing rapidly.

So says Michaël van Straalen, the chairman of MKB Nederland which is the largest entrepreneurs’ organization… read more

The number of graduates from UK Bachelor Degree programmes who are finding jobs has risen again, according to the latest annual figures from the UK Higher Education Statistics Agency (https://www.hesa.ac.uk/stats-dlhe). According to the data,… read more

This week an approval panel from the University of Brighton in the UK, led by Dr Paul Frost, Director of the Hastings Campus of the University of Brighton, visited Wittenborg University in Apeldoorn for an approval event of the Bachelor… read more

A good idea can change the world, so young entrepreneurs attending Wittenborg University’s Bootcamp for prospective IBA-students in Entrepreneurship & Small Management were swinging for the fence when they pitched their ideas.

Up for… read more

Yesterday's seminar on the future of health care in the region, held at Wittenborg University, was very well attended; at least 80 people and listened to the results of a preliminary paper on a survey conducted at De Goede Zorg, a Dutch health… read more

Summer has officially arrived and students from Wittenborg University were out in force this weekend at the annual Grolsch Drakenboot Festival in Apeldoorn where they surveyed more than 400 festival-goers.

The survey has officially been… read more

International students can now learn basic Dutch online to smooth their transition to the Netherlands - even before they arrive in the country!

As part of a drive to bind more international students to the Dutch economy, the “Hoi Holland… read more

Big Scholarships up for Grabs at Wittenborg's "Bootcamp" for Prospective Students in Entrepreneurship

Prospective students can win scholarships of up to €10 000 if they attend Wittenborg University’s “Bootcamp” on Wednesday 1 July for those… read more

Tool Developed by Wittenborg will Calculate Return on Investment for Companies that Invest in Green Energy

The economic tool developed by Wittenborg University to help SME’s determine their return on investment if they choose to engage in… read more

The Netherlands has the highest number of English-Taught Programmes in all of continental Europe.

This came to light in a recent study published by the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) which collected survey data from European… read more

An international report comparing the stay-rate of foreign students after graduation, has criticized the Netherlands for its legal barriers that deter businesses from hiring international students.

“Small businesses hardly hire… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Science have signed an agreement with the largest NGO in the Philippines, Gawad Kalinga, to partner on various projects that promotes social entrepreneurship, leadership and student volunteering.

Gawad… read more

Wittenborg at Apeldoorn Worldproef International Cultural Event on 14 June in Oranjepark

Wittenborg University will showcase its different business programmes at the Apeldoorn WorldProef event - an international culture market that will take… read more

International students in London contribute almost €4 billon per year to the UK economy – 5 times more than what it costs to host them, a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the business lobby, London First, has revealed.

The report… read more

UITNODIGING SEMINAR ‘OVERLEVEN IN DE ZORG’ Thema: ‘Kan uw zorgorganisatie overleven in drastisch gewijzigde omstandigheden?’

Locatie: Apeldoorn, Wittenborg Datum: dinsdag 30 juni 2015, vanaf 17.00 uur tot 21.30… read more

More than 60 staff and students spent the evening enjoying a barbecue at the SpaceBoxes, Wittenborg's colorful student housing units situated in the centre of the town.

The weather was perfect, blue sky, sun and an un-typical 30 degree… read more

Wittenborg University Open Days in Amsterdam - ''You're Welcome to Join Us!''

 Inspiring Entrepreneurial Education in at the new Campus Amsterdam.pdf (Download our information about our sessions in Amsterdam)

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GREAT (Growing Renewable Energy Applications and Technologies)!  

Last week the GREAT-project team concluded a very successful partner meeting in Inverness, Scotland.

The GREAT (Growing Renewable Energy Applications and… read more

Dutch / Nederlands : Tempo-Cursus en Herkansing Nima-B 1&2 - vraag meer info aan

Wittenborg University has signed a contract with the Netherlands Institute for Marketing (NIMA) to offer a fast tracked NIMA B1 and 2 course… read more

Muhammad Ashfaq, a finance lecturer at Wittenborg University, was recently honored with the Young Scholar’s Grant (1,250 TRL) by Bilkent University, Turkey, for his outstanding research in the area of Islamic Banking and Finance in Europe and… read more

Results show Wittenborg University once again did well - its study programme in general, scoring 7.68 out of 10 – improving on last year’s score of 7.5. 

In the 2015 National Student Survey (NSE) measuring students’… read more

A University of Applied Sciences is a University? Of course it is!

Earlier this month, Dutch Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker announced plans to protect the degrees and titles of Dutch Higher Education in a proposed change the Act of… read more

A Visit to London and to meet tutors at the University of Brighton.

Master of Science students from Wittenborg University yesterday ended their four-day trip to London with a visit to Wittenborg’s partner in the UK, the University of… read more

Bachelor programmes in International Business and Administration seem to be the hottest study programmes among prospective students in the Netherlands – IBA programmes have received more online-traffic in the first quarter of 2015 than any other… read more

Even the Brits agree: Holland is a great country to study and to live!

Britain’s leading liberal newspaper The Guardian recently published an article singing the praises of studying in the Netherlands, written as a first account by a female… read more

Researchers credit the increasing number of successful start-ups in Africa to the education many of its owners acquire abroad.

In a recent article published in The Conversation – an online academic news source – associate professor… read more

During this week's Wittenborg University visit to the Shanghai Business School, education development was discussed, including the up-coming visit by a group of Shanghai students and lecturers to the Netherlands. The main discussions focused on… read more

British voters went to the polls today, but the outcome of this election will have long-lasting implications that reach well beyond the country’s borders – including for Wittenborg and other universities in Europe.

Whichever party wins… read more

Amsterdam is the Netherlands central hub for entrepreneurship. Its international characteristic and allure make it the one place for Dutch entrepreneurs to initiate their innovative business from; it also is a magnet for budding international… read more

Minister of Education, Jet Bussemaker has announced that she intends to put forward a proposal to legally protect the terms University and University of Applied Sciences. This as part of a continuing move to formalise Dutch higher education, in… read more

Wittenborg University to Bring its International Expertise to Amsterdam

In September 2015 Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, proud to be one of the most international and diverse institutes in the Netherlands, will open a new campus in… read more

On request of the UN the Netherlands will be coordinating all rescue teams searching for victims of this weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. Wittenborg University currently has about 35 Nepalese students and its Student Registrar,… read more

Wittenborg Makes Further Strides in Renewable Energy Solutions for Communities

Wittenborg University has made further strides in the development of economic tools for collectives, which refers to community-owned renewable energy solutions,… read more

Europe’s growing migrant crisis and the violent attacks on African immigrants in South Africa dominated headlines the past week. In the Netherlands the coalition government was driven to near break-point on whether illegal immigrants are… read more

Contractors have started renovation and building work on the new Wittenborg University campus building at the Spoorstraat 23 - where the new Postgraduate and Research centre will be situated.

The building work has already seen the former… read more

Wittenborg University attracts students from all over the world, including Ukraine - the Eastern European country locked in severe military conflict since last year. New Wittenborg student, Iryna Bernatska, described in an interview how the… read more

"What would trigger Russian students to study abroad, particularly in the Netherlands?"

This question was explored by Russian expert, Nadia Sintotskaya, who gave a guest lecture at Wittenborg University this week on “the Russian psyche”.… read more

Private universities of applied science, like Wittenborg, received praise for the quality of its education and its professionalism from the Dutch inspectorate of education in its 2013-2014 report on the state of education in the Netherlands.… read more

Universities offering joint study programmes and double degrees –  as Wittenborg University does in partnership with the University of Brighton in the UK – add extra value to its students on the international labour market.

Such is… read more

WUP 9/4/2015 - A 10% Rise in Wittenborg Students Participating in NSE Survey - Students at Wittenborg University are finding it increasingly important to make their voices heard!

Almost 40% took part in the National Student Survey (… read more

Universities in the Netherlands is seen as an attractive and cheaper alternative for Russian students wishing to study abroad, but feeling stranded by the depreciation of their currency caused by the immense political pressure Russia is facing… read more

According to Event Management Blog Sites, the word defining the event industry for 2015 is” drench” and Director Peter Birdsall, discussed this and other aspects of the modern business to business event at the Event15 fair held today in the… read more

The country increased its share of institutions in a global ranking of universities who enjoys the most respect and admiration from leading academics around the world.

The results of the Times Higher Education (THE) World… read more

Wittenborg University is pleased to be attending the ICEF Workshop in Moscow this weekend and its Director of International Relations, Mr Peter Birdsall, has a full schedule booked to speak to agents from around Russia and its neighbouring… read more

What are the obstacles and the barriers preventing SME’s from adopting sustainable solutions for renewable energy? Wittenborg University, one of the Dutch partners of the GREAT-project, recently explored this question by doing small-… read more

People who spend at least part of their studies abroad are more creative in solving problems, find a job quicker and often their starter salaries are higher than that of their peers. This is according to Freddy Weima, chairperson of EP-… read more

Students wishing to experience life in China can join Wittenborg’s annual Shanghai Business Field Trip which will take place from 5 – 14 June 2015. Bachelor, Master and MBA students are all welcome to come along - the deadline for applications is… read more

WUP 13/3/2015 - Korean Student Lands Internship after Project Week Presentation Impresses Company Manager

When Korean student, Jungmin Yu, prepared for her Project Week presentation on Friday, little did she know it would land her a… read more

WUP 10/3/2015 – Wittenborg Unveils New Website, Complements Bold Plans for the Future - Wittenborg University’s launched its new website on Monday, featuring stylistic changes that reflect its vision for the future and highlighting how far… read more

Wittenborg Directors meet with the Wittenborg University “Face of 2007”  Wittenborg University has many alumni, and most graduates gain a job within a month of graduation, however Ray Yu and Cindy Chen from Wenzhou China were examples of… read more

Dr Saskia Harkema, senior lecturer and researcher at Wittenborg University, now also teaches high-flying executives at the International School of Management in Paris, France. She says having taught at different European institutes not… read more

There are only 4 days left for students to fill in the 2015 National Student Survey! The deadline for the NSE-survey is on Sunday, 8 March. By participating, students provide valuable information to Wittenborg University which is used to… read more

Wittenborg University of Applied Science is delighted to welcome its first Academic Dean, Dr Jacques Kaat (PhD), whose appointment will be effective as of 1 March 2015. Before joing Wittenborg, Dr Kaat was the Academic Director at Webster… read more

“An explosive, positive reaction.”  This is how Wittenborg’s Chairman of the Executive Board, Peter Birdsall, describes the huge number of enquiries the university has received from prospective students since registration for the… read more

There is a new face in the management team of Wittenborg University. Dr Jan Waalkens has been appointed as Wittenborg’s new Commercial Director (Netherlands) as of 1 March 2015. Some of his main responsibilities will be enlarging and… read more

Teaching at universities in Germany as well as the Netherlands means a lot of early mornings and time spent on the road for new Wittenborg lecturer, Muhammad Ashfaq. Yet the energy and enthusiasm he exudes doesn’t give you any clue about… read more

WUP 19/2/2015 - High Rise in International Students for The Netherlands - The number of international students coming to the Netherlands has risen with 8.3% in the 2014-2015 academic year with a “spectacular” growth of almost 23% in the… read more

WUP 16/2/2015 As Wittenborg University Master students pick up their prestigious MSc degrees at the Dome in Brighton, it is announced that International students can now apply for Holland Scholarships! Wittenborg University, part of programme has… read more

Wittenborg University has signed a pledge with 11 other parties in the public, private and higher education sector which promotes an agenda for the responsible use of natural resources, innovation and the production of clean technology in the… read more

Today sees the launch of the Dutch National Student Survey (NSE) 2015 at most Higher Education Institutions across the Netherlands. The National Student Survey gives all higher education students the opportunity to give their opinions on what… read more

Master of Science graduates from Wittenborg University who received their MSc degree at the 2015 Winter Graduation Ceremony on Friday will get a second degree from the University of Brighton on 13 February 2015. Wittenborg's Chair of the… read more

The secrets of a super achiever: Wittenborg's top IBA-graduate Maike Nuyken shares her study tips! What is the secret to graduating at the top of your class? One graduate who knows the answer to this question is German student, Maike Nuyken… read more

WUP 6/2/2015 - Wittenborg University Winter Graduation Ceremony - There was special cause for celebration at Wittenborg University’s Winter Graduation Ceremony this year: The university presented its first group of Master of Science graduates to… read more

Wittenborg University has added a Norwegian as well as a Palestinian student to its huge array of international students.

The students are part of 25 new-comers who will commence their studies at Wittenborg on Monday when Block 5 kicks… read more

Wittenborg University received high praise at the Cleantech Tomorrow Event this week for the economic tools it has developed to inspire innovative business ideas in the clean energy field and to encourage SME’s to get engaged in the use of green… read more

With the introduction of the new student loan system in the Netherlands, British and other EU students will be able to take out a student loan of up to 10,000 euro to cover their tuition fees.

If British or EU students have 56 hours of… read more

WUP 2/2/2015 – Wittenborg @ Sport  - Staff and Students bare the cold to run the Apeldoorn Winter ‘Marathon’ – at actually ‘only’ 8 kilometers the run, organized by the city of Apeldoorn and many local companies and organisations, was a… read more

Wittenborg University said goodbye to long-standing staff member and senior lecturer, Karin Pelle, on Monday.

While colleagues expressed sadness about the loss of a valued member of the Wittenborg team, they wished her well in her next… read more

As part of an interview-series with alumni from Wittenborg University, we caught up with Ben Visser, a Dutchman who is a sales engineer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ben regularly hangs out with old classmates from Wittenborg who also live and… read more

Several students and staff members of Wittenborg University will take part in the Apeldoorn  Midwinter 'Marathon' on Sunday and they need your support!

More than 13 700 people are expected to take part in the race which features… read more

Experts from Wittenborg University will present a workshop at the second annual Cleantech Tomorrow Event on 2 and 3 February in Apeldoorn. The event focuses on the use and production of clean technology by… read more

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Wittenborg University is growing! Due to a steady rise in student numbers and rapid program developments, Wittenborg University will expand to a new building this summer… read more

WUP 23/1/2015 - Spoorstraat 23 - Wittenborg University expands to a new building, also near the railway… read more

From 1 September 2015 new Dutch and EU students who need financial assistance qualify for a study loan of up to €1 016 per month, with which they can pay their study fees. Wittenborg students pay around €525- a month in tuition fees, leaving €491… read more

This week Wittenborg University’s applied research professor in corporate sustainability, dr Teun Wolters, presented the first of a Working Paper series.

As he explains, having Working Papers – which presents initial research outcomes and… read more

More than 70 staff and family enjoyed the annual Wittenborg New Year’s dinner on Friday, which included the traditional New Year’s “Address” by Chairman of the Board, Peter Birdsall, which looked back at the numerous achievements in 2014 and… read more

WUP 15/1/2015 - Changes to income requirements for international students and workers in the Netherlands - New changes to the income criteria for international students wishing to Study in Holland and migrants wishing to work in the… read more

International students will not be obliged to follow a Dutch language course if they want to study in the Netherlands.

This assurance was recently given in parliament by the Dutch Minister of… read more

For international students wishing to make a career in The Netherlands after completing their studies here, some of the mysteries of the Dutch labour market has now been unraveled.

The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation… read more

This week, a group of around 50 international students representing more than 40 nationalities, were given a tour the Smurfit Kappa factory in the nearby town of Deventer. This global company welcomed Wittenborg’s students with a tour and some… read more

Wittenborg University was represented by its former students Ben Visser and Miss Tran Minh at a meeting of Alumni who had studied in Holland.

The event, held by representatives of the Dutch Neso offices, now merged with the Dutch embassy… read more

Alumni from Wittenborg University who have carved out brilliant careers for themselves can be found all over the world. A case in point is Lasantha de Silva who graduated at the top of his class in 2008 and is now serving as Director Higher… read more

WUP 12/12/2014 - Joining Wittenborg's Alumni Network - why it should matter to you! Today Wittenborg published its first Alumni Newsletter, planned as a quarterly and is reaching out to all the students who have graduated since Wittenborg… read more

Wittenborg University Master of Science students were joined by their tutors, Esther, Karin and Rauf, front office manager Eva and Director of Education Peter Birdsall for a High Tea in one of Apedoorn's central coffee and tea… read more

WUP 10/12/2014 -Anesca Smith - Interview with Wittenborg Lecturer Emiel Schiphorst and his tips for growing a company - What distinguishes Wittenborg University staff are not only their diverse cultures, but also the fact that all boast… read more

WUP 05/12/2014 - New Dutch Student Loans System to Start in 2015 - Despite continued protests, it’s becoming evident that new Dutch students starting with their… read more

WUP 01/12/2014 - Networking Event for Vietnamese Alumni! -

Calling all Vietnamese alumni who studied in the Netherlands! 

Next Friday, on 12 December 2014, the Dutch Consulate General in Vietnam and… read more

From September 2015, students will be able to choose from 3 new specialisations in the IBA Bachelor programme. Event Management and Tourism are already offered at Master, in a joint programme with the University of Brighton, that leads to the UK… read more

After a series of successful campaigns to promote sustainable energy and encourage SME’s to get involved in the European GREAT-project, Wittenborg University which is a partner in the project, is now taking the message to potential students… read more

"Study in Holland" - very attractive to the majority of prospective international students - work experience during the study considered a major attraction! The Netherlands is considered a highly attractive study destination for… read more

Wittenborg’s Anesca Smith speaks to Wittenborg University’s leading researcher Dr Mirjam Leloux about her current role as expert panel member at next week’s Dutch RCT Innovation Week. Dr Mirjam Leloux, senior lecturer and researcher in… read more

As of this week Wittenborg University can add another feather to its cap – it has today signed an agreement to become an Education Partner with the Netherlands Institute for Marketing (NIMA), which is the professional association and exam… read more

On Wednesday, Dutch education Minister, Jet Bussemaker, paid a visit to two private universities of applied science in the Netherlands, TMO - the Fashion Business School on Doorn and IVA, the Automotive Business School in Driebergen. Both… read more

Calling all prospective students! Mid-autumn means it is time again for the NXTLVL Open Evenings which will be held in Apeldoorn this week. 

The Open Evenings are an opportunity for Dutch institutes of higher education, like… read more

The Netherlands African Business Council (NABC) has urged the Dutch government not to close any more embassies in Africa.

The NABC’s business services manager, Thijs Rutgers, made the appeal at Wittenborg University’s African Business-to-… read more

In a manner that might even impress Sir Alan Sugar of the BBC’s Apprentice programme, there were some frantic last-minute business dealings last Friday afternoon as Wittenborg Bachelor of Business Administration students competed in groups… read more

WUP 7/11/2014 – Africa Event 2014 a great success! - From excellent speakers, an engaging audience and an African dance group that had everyone on their feet - all-in-all, Wittenborg University’s African Business-to-Business Event was a raging… read more

This is how visiting professor James Bowen PhD from the University of Ottawa described the second online game-based simulation session he is teaching at Wittenborg University as part of Project Week this week. The first one, with 80 students, was… read more

A recent example of this is two African students from Wittenborg who recently completed research assignments for local company, DUBOS B.V. that currently imports wood from Romania. The two Wittenborg students, Agnes Dzomo and Serge Gwabene,… read more

The EuroBA is a unique international hospitality management bachelor programme that sees its students study in 3 different European countries during the course of 3 years. Wittenborg currently has 5 students studying their 2nd year at Angell… read more

Prospective Master of Science students wishing to prepare themselves for their chosen MSc programme can now combine it with a half-year Pre-Master course for an additional fee of only €1.700! Wittenborg University this month launched its unique… read more

Wittenborg’s social media advertising on Facebook – “likes” getting out of proportion?  - In a world obsessed with social-media there can be no doubt about the value of social networks like Facebook and Twitter to boost a business’ public… read more

He has quit his job as a very successful sales and marketing manager traveling the world and now Alexander Bauer, who has a PhD degree in International Business Management, has brought his expertise to Wittenborg University as one of the latest… read more

To promote sustainable energy and its involvement in the European GREAT-project, Wittenborg University last week joined stakeholders at an information and networking event about “Smart Grids”. Wittenborg was represented by Director Maggie… read more

This was the message of the Dutch minister of Higher Education, Jet Bussemaker, while touring various Universities around the country this month. Bussemaker made her remarks as she kicked off the tour at Stenden University in the north of… read more

AFRICAN BUSINESS EVENT 6 NOVEMBER 2014 16:00 - 19:00 (Welcome and Drinks from 15:30)

 

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The new Apeldoorn Business Campus, part of a project dreamt up by a Wittenborg student in 2012 is situated in the building formally base to Achmea Insurance. Two years ago, Wittenborg students were involved in a project to suggest new… read more

Wittenborg University this week welcomed its latest cohort of Master of Science students taking part in a two-day introduction course before starting officially with their degree programme on Thursday. Wittenborg’s MSc-degree programmes in… read more

The 10 students from the Shanghai Business School who were hosted by Wittenborg University this week said goodbye to the Netherlands today after a packed week of cultural exchange, fun and learning.The group, who were accompanied by a lecturer… read more

Wittenborg University today presented the GREAT-project, an ambitious European research project the university is one of only two Dutch partners in, at the official opening of the CleanTech Centre in Zuthpen on Saturday between 13:00 and 16:00.… read more

Last week Wittenborg was one of the  exhibitors at the Education Fair in Eindhoven. Around one-hundred Educational Institutes were represented at the Fair, ranging from vocational education to universities, both privately funded and… read more

Wittenborg University today welcomed ten exchange students from the Shanghai Business School accompanied by one of their lecturers at the Apeldoorn campus today. The group from Shanghai will enjoy almost a week’s stay in the Netherlands with… read more

Wittenborg took part last week, in a national strategic discussion of internationalization in higher education in the Netherlands (SOI) that was held at Saxion Universities in Deventer. The meeting, one of a regularly planned meetings in which… read more

The GREAT-project (Growing Renewable Energy Applications and Technologies) of which Wittenborg University is a partner is going from strength to strength and was successfully presented in Ireland recently. GREAT is a cross-border EU-funded… read more

Wittenborg’s Admission and Marketing Officers will be attending three big fairs this year in the South, North and Middle of the Netherlands to promote Wittenborg’s programmes amongst Dutch students and raise brand awareness.

The… read more

Wittenborg University was among a few select Dutch institutes and companies invited by the Indonesian embassy to meet with a delegation from its country in Apeldoorn this week with a view of strengthening business and social-economic relations.… read more

Holland was ranked by many agents as one of the top study destinations in Europe, and with such a high amount of interest, the Wittenborg University table was extremely busy, holding 48 meetings with study abroad agents from more than 20… read more

The first Project Week of Academic year 2014-2015 has arrived and The group of 75 students came together in the Aventus Auditorium for the kick-off meeting. Amongst the first and second year Bachelor students were over 30 new… read more

WUP 13-14-15/9/2014 - Wittenborg University at the ICEF Higher Education Workshop, Prague -  Wittenborg University is pleased to be attending the ICEF Workshop in Prague this weekend and its Academic Director, Mr Peter Birdsall, has a full… read more

British education in the Netherlands? It’s actually a mixture of the best of both worlds, at the 100% English speaking Wittenborg University! Offering Bachelor programmes in areas such as economics, marketing,… read more

Members of Wittenborg University research team and lecturers on the Master of Science Programmes in Hospitality, Events and Tourism joined colleagues from partner ANGELL Akademie (Freiburg Germany) in a partnership workshop hosted and run by… read more

“Twelve Months Sustainable” Two entrepreneurs, Jorn Huiskamp and Hans van Enck, had enthusiastically called together a group of interested friends and business relations to launch their initiative to transform ideas about sustainability into… read more

As the Wittenborg team opens the academic year with its usual round of teacher and support staff meetings, an even more “international feeling” was felt by all, with staff from around the globe. Recent new figures have… read more

Prospective students who have missed the September-deadline for admission to Wittenborg University’s undergraduate programmes need not to fear - there are still two (Bachelor / Undergraduate) entry dates possible in 2014! The next intakes… read more

New students got a crash course in academic life at Wittenborg University during Introduction Week with the institute recording yet another rise in the number of new admissions at the start of its academic year.  Proving ever more popular is… read more

Wittenborg University is pleased to launch its new Bachelor in Hospitality Management programme, a combined curriculum between the IBA Hospitality and the joint EuroBA programme offered with partner the University of Brighton. According… read more

Final-year Dutch student, Marcos Voets, graduated this summer from the University of Brighton in the UK thanks to Wittenborg University’s partnership with the institute. Marcos will earn a double degree when he also graduates from Wittenborg… read more

The Wittenborg admissions team is once again expecting to break records with the number of new students starting in September which kicks off the coming academic year. Bachelor admissions for October and December starts are also booming. … read more

Nuffic will set up new Neso offices in South Africa, as well as Turkey in 2015. This will be done in close collaboration with the Dutch higher education institutions, Nuffic announced this week. 

It singled out South Africa in… read more

WUP 7/8/14 - Employment and Interculturalisation in the MBA -  The cultural diversity at Wittenborg University not only heightens students’ employability after graduation but also equips them to perform well… read more

Three EuroBA students from Wittenborg’s partner institute in France, Ecole de Savignac, is living their dream after successfully raising enough money on the crowdfunding platform Kiss Kiss Bank Bank to start their own… read more

As of this summer the Netherlands Education Support Offices (Neso’s) in Thailand and South-Korea will conduct its activities from the embassy buildings in Bangkok and Seoul. 

Due to budgetary cuts Nuffic announced last year it intends… read more

Wittenborg University’s 2014 Summer Graduation Ceremony last weekend was a glamorous and joyful affair - distinguished this year by the fact that all graduates were female.

University director, Peter Birdsall, also gave a glimpse… read more

Institutes of higher education embracing internationalization needs to define it beyond the mere movement of students, but also assess its impact on people.   

This was one of the comments on the recently launched “Global Survey… read more

– a new online game coming for International Students who want to Study In Holland! An online game teaching international students basic Dutch language skills will be launched next summer to help them integrate quicker into Dutch society and make… read more

WUP 19/7/2014

 - Good news if you are interested in doing an MBA programme! Admissions are now open for Wittenborg University’s newly accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme which will start in September 2014… read more

Wittenborg closes academic year with a Graduation Ceremony and a “Meet & Greet – Happy Holidays event”, held at the Apeldoorn City Hall. Happy Graduates from Block 7 Graduation were awarded their Bachelor degrees, and 5 students… read more

The Dutch government’s decision to make €5 million available annually for bursaries which will be allocated to international as well as Dutch students, has been widely welcomed. A new scholarship program will be created whereby 1000… read more

Wittenborg University is pleased to announce that it has received an unconditional accreditation for its new MBA programme from German accreditation body FIBAA.

The MBA accreditation is valid from September 2014 until 31 August 2019. "The… read more

- the Summer break officially starts next week! What are your holiday plans? For International students, one of the great things about studying in a European country like the Netherlands is the relative ease with which you can travel to a… read more

Creating a “Research Environment” at a small University of Applied Sciences is seen as a major element of its research strategy, and it is Wittenborg’s aim to develop a research environment that involves the interaction of staff and students… read more

Talk about a cool job. When Wittenborg student, Rebecca Wambrauw, started looking for an internship she never imagined she would end up at MTV (now part of Viacom Media Networks). In an interview she dishes about what she did, who she met and… read more

The Brazilian government has announced the continuation of its Science without Borders Programme. From 2015, another 100,000 scholarships will be made available.  By the end of this year the Netherlands would have already received 1 500… read more

Reasons to Study in Holland for Serious Students!

- Great economy, and possibility to stay and work after graduation

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Wittenborg Students lucky enough to live in one of the University “Spacebox” accommodation units were closest to enjoy this weekend’s festivities at the annual Apeldoorn Dragon Boat Races, that take place on the canal next to the Spacebox studios… read more

Students interested in doing one of Wittenborg University’s three Master of Science programs (International Hospitality, International Tourism and International Event Management) got a taste of what to expect when they attended the university’s… read more

- thanks in part to a global upswing in sectors such as ICT and hospitality services - two of the programmes offered at Wittenborg University on a bachelor and master level. An increased number of student applications reflect the economic growth… read more

After a smooth trip from Apeldoorn to the Hague with the bus, the group met Wittenborg law lecturer Jurriën Güth at the Binnenhof and walked to Pro Demos, while oohing and ahhing at the architecture of the place. The guide from Pro Demos showed… read more

It’s Official: - International students from a total of 13 countries will soon be exempted from taking an English language test prior to studying in the Netherlands - and more countries might be added to the list in the next five years. As… read more

Wittenborg University says it would welcome a dedicated fund from the Dutch government aimed at scholarships for international students - provided all institutes would benefit from it.

This follows a warning this week from universities and… read more

Update 11pm 13/6/2014 - The Dutch beat Spain in their opening match and Wittenborg University Students watch together in the centre of Apeldoorn! Hup Holland! 

Last night the World Championship opening ceremony was broadcast… read more

Hello everyone – here is our last 2 day report from the heat of Shanghai, China!

Saturday started as one of the hottest days so far. The bus picked us up at 09:30 so we were able to sleep until a little… read more

Today was a very interesting day. Our  journey started off with a visit to the instrumental factory,  it was Amazing! The factory consisted of the many Chinese instruments, the Gu zheng (harp), Sheng (flute),  and the Anklung. We… read more

English as a medium of instruction is gaining more and more ground in schools and universities around the world including the Netherlands, a global research project by the British Council and Oxford University in the UK has found. “English is… read more

Wittenborg University Students on a Project Week in Shanghai -Update: Day 3 - The morning started with a meeting at 08:30 at the lobby of the hotel where we waited for the bus to bring us to the Shanghai Business School. We had a little bit… read more

Today, the Commission for the Code of Conduct for International Students in the Netherlands, that represents Dutch Universities, offering degree courses to international students, issued a list of countries and relevant high-school diplomas that… read more

Students to create e-learning test for Pipeliner Streamed Sales Training (PSST) 

There is laughter coming from room B0.40 at Wittenborg University. You can hear the students down in the corridor. Mr. Tim Birdsall, without losing focus on his… read more

Hello everybody!   Many greetings from Shanghai!   Sit back and enjoy the story of the second 'real' day of our trip! Our day started after 3 students from the Shanghai Business School came to the hotel to pick us up. Then we… read more

A team of nine students from Wittenborg University will fly off to Shanghai on Friday as part of an international project week, co-organized with Wittenborg’s partner in China, the Shanghai Business School.  

The annual Chinese… read more

WUP 26/5/2014 – New Bachelor of International Business Administration Students Starting in Block 7 talk to WUP  - One of the new students starting Block 7 at Wittenborg University last week is Maureen Jakpa, from Nigeria where the recent… read more

WUP 23/5/2014 – The Netherlands still accepts TOEFL and TOEIC tests for applications from international students wishing to study at Higher Education institutes in Holland.

Recently, the UK has stopped… read more

Open Day Master Programmes - June 26th 2014 in Apeldoorn!

Students interested in the 3 Master Programmes in International Hospitality, International Tourism and International Event Management will all… read more

Results from the 2014 National Student Survey (NSE) measuring students’ satisfaction shows Wittenborg University did not only improve on its score from last year, but also beat the national average as far as its students are concerned.… read more

At 19.00 o’clock this evening Wittenborg University students entered the ‘Raadzaal’ at the Apeldoorn City Hall, fully prepared to be asked about their opinions on the European Union and how it affects their… read more

This is according to Universitas 21, the international network of research universities, who commissioned the project.

One of the factors boosting a country’s ranking was whether its universities have a high proportion of international… read more

This week, Michelle Song, director at Internship Booking, paid a visit to Wittenborg University to inform interested students about her organization and possibilities for internships in China.

Michelle and her team operate from their head… read more

High-level education officials from the Shanghai Business School visited Wittenborg University today and held talks in which an exciting new student exchange partnership between the two institutes was provisionally agreed on. 

If all… read more

Students taking notes on their laptops have become common - even at Wittenborg University! However, a new study has found students remember a lecture much easier if they take notes the old-fashioned way - by hand - and consequently perform better… read more

Chinese students enjoy more choice in international higher education than ever before, and they are certainly taking the chance to study in a great variety of subjects in countries around the world.

When a comparatively  small number… read more

Like the Dutch government, the UK Higher Education authorities have been urging for more and more information to be provided to prospective University students to help them make the right decisions about the course they intend to take. However,… read more

Many a successful professional will attest they owe their careers to the quality of education they received at university. 

Therefore, Wittenborg University is renewing its efforts to create an active alumni network. We are not only… read more

First and second year Bachelor  students came together in April for this Block’s Project Week. Netherlands based, American film director and producer Kevin Lee explained the scope and goals of the project. Mr Lee, who has made the University… read more

Internationalism, internationalisation, international content - is the word ‘international' outdated? During a recent accreditation visit to Wittenborg by a panel of experts, for a new Master (MBA) programme, a debate was initiated regarding… read more

As part of accrediting a new Master program at Wittenborg University, the i-MBA (International Master of Business Administration), current students and graduates of the university were recently interviewed by a panel of experts in quality… read more

Admission into programmes at Wittenborg is governed by the Graduation & Examination Board that empowers the Student Registrar to admit students based on pre-defined criteria. 

In cases where applicants have deviating… read more

The Netherlands Education Support Office (Neso) in Vietnam has been given a lifeline after initial plans to shut it down have now seemingly been altered.

NUFFIC announced on its website that as of 1 May the Neso in Vietnam will be… read more

Wittenborg University received a visit from representatives of the international Dutch organisation Nuffic this week smoothing the way for enhanced information exchange and cooperation on international education between the two organisations… read more

 

WUP 13/4/2014 – The International Classroom – Wittenborg University Bachelor of International Business… read more

a Hospitality Management Degree? - Wittenborg's Anesca Smith interviews Esther Gitonga, lecturer at Wittenborg University in the field of Hospitality & Tourism, and part of the European Hospitality Management programme team. The “EuroBA” is a… read more

Master of Science International Event Management student Myra Qiu helps support the Wittenborg team in at the yearly Expo. Almost 220 companies showcased the latest trends in the events industry at the prestigious Events14 exhibition that took… read more

The ministry of education is currently in talks with the ministry of justice about changes to regulations that will ease the way for retaining talented foreign graduates. The duration of the job search year (the so-called “zoekjaar”) is part of… read more

Every year organisers, suppliers and professionals in the event industry come together in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht to share their knowledge and experience and Wittenborg will be there promoting its Master of Science degree programme in… read more

18 new students from 9 different countries, including the Netherlands, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mozambique, Colombia, the USA and Sri Lanka. Wittenborg University has 6 starts and 6 graduation moments a year of its Bachelor… read more

Wittenborg University was represented by its Director of Studies, Peter Birdsall, at the 2014 ICEF Moscow event. The workshop brought together more than 200 study abroad representatives from Russia and it's neighbouring countries with education… read more

Wittenborg University is currently in the process of validating and accrediting a new Master programme, the MBA (International Master of Business Administration). The programme will combine traditional MBA subjects with the opportunity… read more

A Master degree in Management is generally geared towards people who are looking to gain employment in senior management in companies and organisations around the world, in areas of general service management or strategic development… read more

This new WebApp will provide information about visa for the Netherlands, insurance, residence permits for the Netherlands, and working in the Netherlands for International Students! This new web application is aimed at Universities… read more

Apeldoorn’s Alderman responsible for education, Johan Kruithof, draws the prize for students who entered the lottery for those who had completed the National Student Survey, which closes on Sunday. The lucky winner, EuroBA student Desneige… read more

The Dutch minister of education, culture and science, Jet Bussemaker, took a keen interest in students at Wittenborg University when she visited Apeldoorn on Monday ahead of the local government elections that takes place in two weeks.

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Speaking to management and students at the Wittenborg campus today, Minister Jet Bussemaker was given a taste of international education in the Netherlands.

Minister Jet Bussemaker, Alderman Johan Kruithof, and local Labour Party council… read more

Despite its slashed budget, Nuffic will invest €2 million over two years to intensify the activities of its Netherlands Education Support Offices (Neso’s) in countries it deems of strategic importance - notably Turkey, South Africa, South America… read more

Wittenborg University boasts a substantial number of Chinese students and of all the non- EU countries, China contributed the highest number of incoming students (6 380) to the Netherlands’ higher education system in the 2012-13 academic year.… read more

The European Students’ Union (ESU) have warned Switzerland is on a “slippery slope” of isolating its students and academics from the outside world. The Netherlands rejoice as one of the most popular mainland European destinations for students as… read more

"Wittenborg University students Bogdana Golovenko and Desneige Kronenburg visited ANGELL Academy in Freiburg- Germany on Monday the 17th-02-2014. Both students are following the EuroBA curriculum, a 3 year hotel school programme (… read more

Netherlands Premier keeping in touch with Wittenborg Students - Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, exclusively invited Wittenborg graduates last night to contact him and elaborate further on the obstacles they face in the Dutch labour market upon… read more

Speaking to Wittenborg University students this afternoon, the Dutch premier emphasised that his government was doing everything it could to stimulate the chances for knowledge migrants from around the world to settle and work in the… read more

WUP 17/2/2014 – A Master degree in Tourism, trends for the future – As Wittenborg University’s Master of Science degree in International Tourism, offered jointly with the University of Brighton, WUP looks at the current trends in international… read more

With some recommendations it has updated its web pages regarding the quality systems. The National Commission for International students in the Netherlands is responsible for the governance of the Code of Conduct that 76 Dutch higher… read more

Entrepreneurs are among the happiest people in the world when it comes to individual well-being and satisfaction with their work conditions.

This is according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s 2013 report that was released recently… read more

Wittenborg University’s students attended one of Europe’s largest trade shows held in Amsterdam last week - the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Fair.

More than 950 exhibitors occupied 36 000 net square meters in… read more

“Blood, sweat and tears...” This is how one of Wittenborg’s latest graduates, Maaike Wiersma, says she survived some of the more challenging modules on her way to successfully completing her bachelor degree in International Business… read more

Entrepreneurs are people who take great risks - often with limited finance - to start their own companies. They might be motivated by passion or simply by seeing an opportunity in the market. Wittenborg University’s Bachelor in Entrepreneurship (… read more

The Netherlands has surpassed Switzerland as the country with the fastest internet connection in Europe. Good for students in the Netherlands!

This is according to a report “The State of the Internet” by the Akamai research group. Globally… read more

As one of the most international institutes in the Netherlands, with over 80% of its students coming from outside the country, Wittenborg brings a genuine boost to the local economy. Countries who host international students gain… read more

Anesca Smith talks to new staff member Florian Oosterberg - Wittenborg University has a new student admissions administrator and China desk officer, Florian Oosterberg. In an interview the Dutch native explains how easy it was to learn… read more

Excitement is building ahead of Wittenborg University’s not-to-miss Shanghai business field trip which will take place from the 31st of May until the 8th of June. 

The annual trip is a joint effort between Wittenborg and its… read more

WUP 28/1/2014 - A Bachelor in Real Estate Management - Though the recession has taken a heavy toll on property markets the past few years, the industry is slowly regaining its strength and a career in real estate can still be a very lucrative and… read more

Nuffic’s Study in Holland campaign face with Dutch government cuts

Faced with severe budget cuts, NUFFIC has announced it will shut down three of its worldwide Neso’s (Netherlands Education Support Office’s) while two others will be reduced to… read more

On Friday Wittenborg University’s  lecturers, supporting staff and board members were joined by their partners Wittenborg’s annual New Year dinner at a Restaurant in the village of Twello, just outside Apeldoorn.

The annual Wittenborg… read more

 Like Brazil, Russia is starting a major funding project to send their students to study abroad in countries like the Netherlands.

Russian president, Vladimir Putin, signed a decree making grants available for Russian students wishing… read more

WUP 16/1/2012 - Study in Holland? Healthy Eating in Holland! - Despite recent food scandals like horse meat sold as beef, the Netherlands has been ranked as the best place to eat in the world.

Oxfam has compiled a global snapshot of the… read more

Today sees the launch of the Dutch National Student Survey (NSE) 2014 at most Higher Education Institutions across the Netherlands. The… read more

The Dutch government’s plan “Make it in the Netherlands”, aimed at attracting talented international students, has gained support from the majority of members in parliament’s House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer), but has been… read more

Wittenborg director, Maggie Feng, explains in an interview with WUP's Anesca Smith, that students and staff can look forward to many new initiatives - this include better accommodation, closer cooperation between Wittenborg and businesses as well… read more

 

Wittenborg University Wishes You

A Happy and Successful

2014

 

January 1st 2014 sees EU member states welcome fellow European workers from Bulgaria and Romania, who are now allowed to travel to work throughout all Union countries.

Although nationally, in the UK and also in the Netherlands, there has… read more

WUP 21/12/2013 - What a year 2013 has been! - Anesca Smith looks back over the year!

Wittenborg University made big strides in developing the quality of its academic programs and expanding its reach, including a successful… read more

Wittenborg University Management and Support staff would like to wish all students and fellow staff, teachers and lecturers a wonderful Christmas break and look forward to a fantastic… read more

WUP 18/12/2013 - Combining a part-time MSc with a day job and a family – a tough option? - This September Wittenborg University admitted a number of students who are also lecturers in their own right to its master… read more

Neso Indonesia (Nuffic) has launched the 14th edition of StuNed and the third edition of the Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) for Indonesian students with the talent and ambition to study in the Netherlands. Wittenborg is please to be… read more

Student organizations have welcomed the Dutch cabinet’s decision to delay their plan of replacing Dutch Master students’ grants with student loans. The minister of education, Jet Bussemaker, confirmed last week that the new system will not… read more

The Dutch government has rolled out a five-step plan to retain talented, international students in the Netherlands by making it more attractive for them to enter the Dutch labour market after their studies.

A survey has shown that 70% of… read more

The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme is offered by a number of Dutch Neso Offices around the world, and Wittenborg University offers Fee Waiver Scholarships for students in China and in Indonesia. Yesterday, Neso Beijing announced… read more

With a unique block system, in which students follow modules that span a compact six week block, the Bachelor programmes allow students to enter the programmes six times a year and graduate at six possible… read more

WUP 5/12/2013 - inspiring drive, motivation, respect and hope..

we will remember

The Master of Science in International Event Management is aimed at a range of students and practitioners from different backgrounds. Although the MSc programme will be suited to business professionals from a broad range of business… read more

It has been almost three months since the start of the Master of Science programmes - International Hospitality Management, International Event Management and International Tourism Management - jointly delivered by Wittenborg University and the… read more

Why Study Business Administration? - Dr Teun Wolters, senior lecturer and head of Wittenborg University’s Research Centre, does not believe young people entering today’s business market only care about making money. In fact, dare to suggest… read more

Four master-level students had the opportunity to visit hotels in the Apeldoorn-region last week as part of the Master of Science International Hospitality Management program they are following at Wittenborg University.

The program is… read more

WUP 20/11/2013 - Open Evening at Wittenborg University - Despite the chilly weather, hundreds of learners have been attending the Nxtlvl open evenings held in this week in Apeldoorn where Dutch institutes of higher education, like Wittenborg… read more

It has been a whirlwind-month for Wittenborg’s new front desk and facility officer, Eva van Herel, who replaced Andy Fekete at the start of last month. We finally caught up with her for an interview since she will probably be the first port of… read more

The annual procession of Sinterklaas through Amsterdam takes place this Sunday on the 17th of November, but all eyes will be on his controversial “helper” Black Peter or “Zwarte Piet” as the Dutch call him.

Unlike Santa Claus, Sinterklaas… read more

The age of online-education has arrived, but are we ready for a world where playing games becomes a way of learning - even in higher education? - “No, we are not talking about kindergarden games or Monopoly either, but one that promises the… read more

Today, Bachelor students at Wittenborg University helped unleash the world’s first completely game and simulation driven MBA programme. Since 2012, Wittenborg University has been working with a team of international developers to create a… read more

Anesca Smith talks with 1st year students Carolina Lopez from Spain, who is part of the first group of students who this September started with the so-called EuroBA - or BA Hons International Hospitality Management -  a double degree… read more

Wittenborg will hold open evenings during the Apeldoorn Education Fair "Next Level” that is to be held in the Aventus Building, in which Wittenborg University is located. On Tuesday 19th November and on Thursday 21st November, visitors are… read more

 A recent major international survey has shown the Dutch are in the top three countries when it comes to high problem-solving skills as well as numeracy and literacy.

However, the report OECD-Skills Outlook 2013 has also exposed some… read more

This week, IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, has taken further steps to combat fraud in its examinations by not only taking a photo of test-takers, but also their fingerprints in jurisdictions where this is allowed.

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The EuroCHRIE Conference closed in Freiburg yesterday, with a number of final paper presentations, after a wonderful gala dinner evening at the Colombi Hotel, well known for its Michelin Star Restaurant.

The EuroCHRIE conference… read more

All members of the European Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) were present at the discussions about the EuroBA which lasted 2 days, and took place at the ANGELL Academy campus.

Issues that were discussed included progression… read more

“30 EC Credits -Minimum Speed Limit for Non-Eu students!”

On the 1st of June this year, the new, Modern Migration Policy was introduced by the Netherlands government, that covers visa and residence permits for non-EU students.

The… read more

Wittenborg has scored well in the national choice guide of higher education programmes in the Netherlands. The guide is called Keuzegids HBO Voltijd 2014 (Choice-Guide) and lists all full time Bachelor programmes offered in the Netherlands. … read more

Wittenborg welcomes students from Moscow and from Epe in Holland!

Last week a group of 15 Russian students from the High School of Young Politicians, associated with Moscow State University, arrived in Apeldoorn for a week of studies. These… read more

This summer I had the opportunity to work as a Visiting Professor in Kosovo, a small country with a rich history and the stage of heavy political discussions. The political status of Kosovo is the subject of a long-running political and… read more

One of the most familiar faces at Wittenborg University, in the past year, Andy Fekete, said goodbye today. As front desk and facility department officer, Andy is one of the first people new students meet upon arrival. During in his year at… read more

Students living in Wittenborg accommodation met their new housing manager assistants last week at the first tenants’ meeting of the new academic year. However, these three have been quietly doing their jobs for almost a month. In this interview,… read more

The Netherlands still leads the way in the number of English-taught Master degree programs in Europe for countries where English is not the primary language of instruction.

This is according to a report published by the Institute for… read more

After a successful start-up last week of the Master of Science 2013-2014 programmes, the second group of visiting academics from the University of Brighton, Wittenborg’s partner in the UK, have been teaching some of the programmes’ modules this… read more

Students to develop a marketing and sales plan for a new book, entitled “A Scotch Odyssey - The Distilleries of the Highlands and Islands by Vespa" Wittenborg University 1st and 2nd year undergraduate business students have been asked to… read more

The MSc programmes International Hospitality Management, International Event Management and International Tourism Management started at Wittenborg in Apeldoorn last week, with a two day induction followed by the first modules.

The 22… read more

As the joint Master degree programmes in International Event Management, International Tourism Management and International Hospitality Management get underway at Wittenborg University, the UK's Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the British… read more

WUP 5/9/2013 - Earlier this week, University Board Chair, Peter Birdsall, launched the start of the new academic year in his introduction to Undergraduate Bachelor and Postgraduate Master students and outlined the University development and… read more

Wittenborg students were part of a group of about 60 who took part in the activities  that went on from dusk to dawn, from the swimming pool to the bar. After the opening ceremony students were given a tour of their new city. After all… read more

While the rest of us were getting our tan on, the admissions team at Wittenborg University has been hard at work all summer. 

Under the leadership of registrar, Santosh Aryal, Wittenborg is this September admitting a record number of… read more

ANGELL Business School, will host the 2013 EuroCHRIE Conference from 16 - 19 October at its campus in the southern city of Freiburg. 

This year’s theme is “Cooperative Education & Research for Hospitality & Tourism … read more

After Britain and Germany, the Netherlands is the most popular study destination in Europe for students from around the world.

This is according to a report by the website Studyportals which also underlines the fact that international… read more

As the summer recess draws to a close, and the start of a new academic year looms, the so-called cucumber period ends. Wittenborg University Press (WUP)  will start to publish articles and news on Wittenborg Online, and the… read more

According to a new report by the British ministry of education, “huge opportunities” exist for countries that can supply in the growing need for international education coming from rising economic powers such as India, China, Brazil, Russia,… read more

Wittenborg University currently has 34 students from Africa - ranging from countries such as Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Nigeria to Libya. However, a recent study by Campus France has yielded interesting answers pertaining to the question of African… read more

It’s all quiet at Wittenborg during the summer break, but the admissions team are working at full strength, taking in applications to Wittenborg’s Bachelor and Master programmes for the various starts after the summer. 

The first… read more

The Netherlands has wheeled out the welcome wagon for international students by officially adopting the Modern Migration Policy Act on 1 June this year, thus simplifying application procedures for students wanting to come and study here. But what… read more

Aaaah.....summer! It is all about pool parties, flip flops, late-night concerts, ice-cream and no school. 

Well, that is our dream scenario. But since this is the Netherlands, the sunny weather could be over in 5 seconds, so if you do… read more

WUP 18/7/2013 - This month Last Friday, a group of Wittenborg’s International and Dutch students received their Bachelor Degrees, and talked about their experiences at Wittenborg during the past years. Anesca Smith… read more

September will see a new Education Act in the Netherlands entitled ‘Kwaliteit in Verscheidenheid Hoger Onderwijs’ which is literally translated as Quality in Diverse Higher Education. The Act will enable academic 3 year Bachelor programmes to be… read more

Last Friday, a group of Wittenborg’s International and Dutch students received their Bachelor Degrees, and talked about their experiences at Wittenborg during the past years. It’s Friday morning, the sun is out and the latest crop of… read more

A comprehensive plan on binding talented, foreign students to the Dutch economy will be presented by the cabinet in autumn. “International talent is very welcome in The Netherlands for study and a career,” the… read more

WUP 10/7/2013 Before the Summer break, Wittenborg signs party to agreement aiming to reduce unemployment in Stedendriehoek In June 2013, Wittenborg University signed party to the Akkoord van Beekbergen, an… read more

Wittenborg and Wine - A Unique Blend! If you asked Wittenborg University graduate Pouyan Kalanaki 4 years ago who he would be most likely to start a business with, fellow graduate Grigorios Pavlidis and Yvan Lopez would not have been his… read more

WUP 5/7/2013 - Apeldoorn “Back in Business” – Wittenborg Graduates Celebrate their degrees on the market Square in front of the City Hall together with acting deputy Mayor, Councilor Detlef Cziesso. Today, 20 Wittenborg University… read more

...students & staff talk about Nelson Mandela’s legacy while icon fights for his life in hospital

One of the greatest men of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela, is fighting for his life in hospital.

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Anesca is an experienced journalist and blogger and will be helping our team with the online articles and website pages in the coming year – as well as graduating from Wittenborg University of course. – Anesca (seems to have) changed her career… read more

The Dutch government is yet to announce which of its Nuffic Neso’s (Netherlands Education Support Offfices) worldwide face possible closure, but minister Bussemaker has insisted the services they deliver does not necessarily have… read more

Is it really the end of the year 2012- 2013?  The end of the 2012-2013 academic year came to an informal end with a barbecue organized by the Wittenborg Student Reps at the Spaceboxes, a student housing complex in “downtown” Apeldoorn.

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The final internship, more or less the last part of the bachelor program at Wittenborg University, is always a challenge, both for the student as it often is a first immersion in practice, and for the company in terms of whether the intern will… read more

The 2013 edition of Apeldoorn's Dragonboat Festival (Drakenboot Festival) takes place on the coming weekend - Friday 28th June, Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June. 

The festival is a… read more

Universities of Applied Sciences offer Bachelor and Master degree programmes that reflect a direct link to the professional field and have a firm element of job-oriented development in their curriculum.

Wittenborg University’s education… read more

Completing an Internship is sometimes overlooked as a minor step on the path towards graduation.  Finding a truly meaningful work placement, however, can prove more difficult than many students anticipate.  While searching for the right… read more

If you missed the Open Day for the Masters programmes last Friday at Wittenborg in Apeldoorn, then no problem - we will be taking applications for these programmes right through to August. The MSc degree programmes in International Hospitality… read more

WUP 12/6/2012 - Final Year student Noma Mabandla (Zimbabwe) reviews last week’s seminar given by Wittenborg’s Honorary Professor (Lector) Mr Fred de Graaf, President of the Dutch Senate (Voorzitter Eerste Kamer). 

Seminar Review: Fred de… read more

Every block; - 6 times a year Bachelor students are involved in project weeks that challenge them through real life, real time projects, organized by the University in cooperation with various companies and organisations, both… read more

Various economic theories deal with the question of how economic value can be created by the production of goods and services that are useful and valuable to people.  With value creation comes the question as to how the producers can capture… read more

WUP 6/6/2013 - Wittenborg University senior lecturer Dr Teun Wolters, today launched the publication of his new book 'Sustainable Value Creation as a Challenge to Controllers and Managers’- a first for Wittenborg, Apeldoorn's international… read more

Wittenborg University students met with President of the Dutch Senate Fred de Graaf this afternoon during a special seminar which included discussion ranging from the origins of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to modern economics and the role of… read more

Wittenborg University is pleased to facilitate a initiated research project in the field of healthcare, that will look at the long term sustainability of the healthcare system in the Netherlands, possibly leading to solutions that could be… read more

WUP 4/6/2013 - Wittenborg looking for new teaching staff in 2013! Wittenborg University is looking for new lecturers to strengthen its team for the 2013-2014 academic year, in the areas of Hospitality Management, International Events and Tourism… read more

Dutch education minister, Jet Bussemaker last week announced a further round of government cuts in higher education spending, this time on internationalization services. These won't have much effect at Wittenborg.

She announced that the… read more

Invitation to join us at the launch of Dr Teun Wolters' book Sustainable Value Creation – City Hall Apeldoorn, June 6 2013 at 12 o’clock. Wittenborg University is pleased to invite all its students, staff and relations to the launch of… read more

“It’s just getting better” is the reaction of Wittenborg students! “A residence card for the duration of my studies, without renewal fees – that’s great!”The Dutch Immigration Agency (IND) released some further information on next week’s… read more

On Friday 7th June Wittenborg and the University of Brighton opens its doors in Apeldoorn to prospective and interested students for its Master programmes in International Hospitality Management, International Tourism Management and … read more

Wittenborg is a truly business-minded university, the combination of theory and practice also inspires students, especially the young and aspirant entrepreneurs. One of them is Ayoub Sadik, born and raised in Tanzania and currently living in… read more

Want to study in China? Wittenborg University IBA students are offered the chance to spend a term of study (1/2 year) following modules at the Shanghai Finance University, as part of the degree programme. The modules, focusing on a variety… read more

 Wittenborg University offers 2 distinct Bachelor International Hospitality Management pathways - The Euro BA - a 3 Year BA Hons degree in International Hospitality Management -

The Euro BA is for the true international student! … read more

 Rafael, or Raf as his friends call him, is native to Graz, a medium-sized city in southeast Austria which boasts one of the country’s oldest universities.  Interested in a more international education, however, Raf decided to pursue a… read more

Wittenborg University opens its doors to interested students in 3 MSc programmes from the School of Hospitality and Service Management. The Full Time and Part Time MSc degree programmes start in September and last 1 and 2 years respectively.… read more

While the Dutch government is concerned about how to bind its non-EU graduates to the Netherlands in a bid to fill the gap that is developing in the source of knowledge workers, the Chinese government has just announced planes to drastically… read more

Whilst the Netherlands is increasingly looking at ways to bind their non-EU University graduates to the Dutch economy, a recent survey carried out by study abroad publishers "Hobsons" has revealed that the majority of students who head towards… read more

Germany is helping to instigate vocational education in China, through the Dual Method which combines working and learning. Companies such as Bosch and Siemens involved in projects coordinated by the German Chamber of Commerce are enabling… read more

At present the Dutch Government has not completely agreed on a transparent method of applying titles to their higher education in English, although a bill to do so has narrowly been passed through the 2nd Chamber of parliament. 

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Wittenborg director Peter Birdsall assisted Neso Beijing on its stand at the 2 day Dutch Brasserie held as part of the Dutch Day celebrations in Shanghai, surrounding Queens Day and the coronation of the new King, Willem-Alexander. The… read more

Chinh Ha is a Marketing & Communication student at Wittenborg University from the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi. She visited the Netherlands for the first time, in 2010 when her father was studying in The Hague. “The Netherlands is a very… read more

At least 6 times a year, Wittenborg’s IBA students are challenged during the Project Week, by a real life, real time project organized by Wittenborg in cooperation with various companies. The students, divided in project groups, receive an… read more

WUP 24/4/2013 - Education Update - Universities in the Netherlands to raise tuition fees for their "top programme"!  The Socialist Party of the Netherlands has called for a stop to a… read more

Wittenborg University's Bachelor Entrepreneurial Business Administration accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) 

Wittenborg was pleased to receive a positive decision of… read more

 Yesterday the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) unanimously gave its support to the advisory report "Make it in the Netherlands" and urged Minister Bussemaker of Education to quickly implement its recommendations.

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Today students in the final phase of the 180 credit IBA degree programme offered at ANGELL Academie in the south German town of Freiburg were informed of an interesting possibility for them to gain a double degree after completing the Final Year… read more

This block, Project Week will focus on how specialised social media campaigns can enhance and improve sales and business and was kicked off with a seminar given by entrepreneur Menno Both, who through his company Both Social, specializes in… read more

Entry into the Master in Event Management at Wittenborg University generally requires a Bachelor Degree in a field from the Economics Degree domain, such as a Bachelor of Business Administration. if you study in Holland, there are two different… read more

Lyniks Systems is a part of Wittenborg University Network - the Entrepreneurship Incubator at Wittenborg, that supports students and staff in new ventures and projects. Lyniks Systems manages the front and backend of easy-to manage and cheap to… read more

Papillon Hotels is a luxurious, all-inclusive five star hotel chain in Turkey. All three of its hotels are located in the well-known holiday destination Antalya, where the average temperature all year round is 24 degrees and where one finds 300… read more

The new visa and residence permit regulations that come into force as part of the Modern Migration Act on 1 June 2013 will make it more easy and financially attractive for international students to study in the Netherlands. The new regulations,… read more

The European Commission is planning to introduce a new directive that will allow non-EU students to work for at least 20 hours a week in member states, stimulating them to find part-time jobs that will enable them to pay for their studies.… read more

Wittenborg and ANGELL have worked together in the creation of an academic top-up programme for students in the Cooperative Education IBA programme, offered at the institute in Freiburg, Southern Germany. Students from ANGELL's IBA are given the… read more

Almost two years later than planned, the Modern Migration Policy Act will be implemented, which brings with it benefits for students and more stringent control measures for higher education institutes. The new Act brings a more easy,… read more

WUP 19/3/2013 - Bachelor of Business in Economics and Management still the most popular IBA programme at Wittenborg University.  With still two blocks to go (and two entry points for the Bachelor in International Business Administration… read more

Brazilian Students travelling to study around the world! 

A large number of students from Brazil has started to travel to countries around the world as part of the Brazilian government’s ‘Science Without Borders’ student mobility… read more

New Hotel School Programme in Apeldoorn! - Alderman Johan Kruithof launches the European Academy of Hospitality Management’s new logo at Wittenborg University’s campus.

The EuroBA, a three year Bachelor (Hons) degree programme in International… read more

Today in Apeldoorn, director of ANGELL Business School, Robert Wetterauer (Freiburg, Germany) and Wittenborg University director Peter Birdsall, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that outlined how the two institutes plan to work together and… read more

Yesterday morning at the public cemetery in Epe, near Apeldoorn, the gravestone of Wittenborg student Debbie Kuang was placed, as instructed by Wittenborg University. Debbie died of cancer in May 2012, after a long battle, and many students and… read more

Last week, first and second year undergraduate students worked on a project instigated by Apeldoorn’s theatre Orpheus that focused on developing new business directions for the theatre.  ‘Orpheus’ is the main theatre in Apeldoorn. It has… read more

Dutch student Bas Heuver (23) graduated as Bachelor International Business Administration last month, after an intensive 3 year programme. During his studies, Bas continued to live with his parents in the town of Raalte, travelling to Apeldoorn… read more

Issues with "wrong bills" for un-required national health insurance resolved.

The front desk at Wittenborg University assists students with many aspects of their stay in the Netherlands – from now the international students front desks have been… read more

According to recent reports by the Dutch organization of international higher education in the Netherlands (NUFFIC), the connection with Germany is once again seen as important and one to be stimulated. In recent years there has been criticism in… read more

Last week, Nigerian student Mary Jane Omatsone (46 years old and mother of two) graduated from Wittenborg University with a Bachelor in International Business Administration. She is proud to call herself Wittenborg Alumni.

It took Mary… read more

Yesterday saw the awards ceremony for successful graduates of the Bachelor in International Business Administration – in all 14 students have graduated during the three blocks of the winter semester 2012-2013.… read more

Today directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng officially signed the Act that removes the Dutch name “Hogeschool” from Wittenborg, which is now called simply Wittenborg University.

Wittenborg was established in Deventer in 1987 under the… read more

The MSc in International Hospitality Management represents an international graduate management programme focused on the hospitality industry and students are a mixture of business and hospitality graduates and practitioners from industry.

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Successful Validation of Master in International Hospitality Management - programme to start in September 2013.

Friday 1 February 2013 - Wittenborg University and the university of Brighton yesterday successfully completed the… read more

Mr Fred de Graaf to play key role in the organisation of the inauguration of the new Dutch King, Willem-Alexander on 30th April 2013

Fred de Graaf, President of the Senate, and former mayor of Apeldoorn will lead the inauguration of the new to be… read more

In 2010, the first steps of creating a student community in Apeldoorn were taken by several students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Saxion Hogeschool, and the Theologische Universteit, in partnership with the Education Platform… read more

Examinations in Dutch Higher Education: opportunity to balance and compensate or one single examination?

Examinations in Dutch Higher Education: opportunity to balance and compensate or one single examination? Examinations in higher… read more

For the first time in 16 years the numbers of non-EU postgraduates fall, this is what The Guardian tells us. Last year the number of students dropped with 1%, this is what we can see in the latest number of the Higher Education Statistical Agency… read more

January sees the launch of the National Student Survey (NSE) 2013 at most Higher Education Institutions across the Netherlands. The NSE is gives students an opportunity to give their opinions on what they like about their time at the institution/… read more

Through careful use of the module concept, students can start Wittenborg University’s Bachelor of International Business Administration programmes at 6 times a year. Also, the English preparation and foundation programmes offer 6 entry points a… read more

Student Nicky van Riggelen, a Wittenborg Marketing & Communication student started her work placement on 3rd of December as a Marketing Assistant at Wittenborg. Nicky is Dutch, and lives in Apeldoorn. 

As a Wittenborg student… read more

According to the Dutch NUFFIC’s website www.transfermagazine.nl, Ireland can’t cope with international competition in the higher education sector, even though due to the governments of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain giving scholarships, the population… read more

Wittenborg University Wishes You

An Entrepreneurial + Successful

2013

 

2012 has seen an increased mobility of international students worldwide with more students choosing the popular study destinations that include the USA, UK, Canada and Australia. More and more countries are encouraging their students to spend a… read more

Wittenborg University Directors Peter Birdsall & Maggie Feng wish all a Happy Christmas 2012

In 2012 the school successfully completed the second cycle of its Bachelor IBA accreditation in 8 specialisations at the NVAO, and the programme was… read more

Wittenborg University has closed for the Christmas vacation and students celebrated the end of term with drinks and snacks at Apeldoorn’s students bar and cafe “Cafe Jeroen”.

Wittenborg is closed from December 22nd 2012 until january 1st… read more

Wittenborg University Directors Peter Birdsall & Maggie Feng wish all a Happy Christmas 2012

In 2012 the school successfully completed the second cycle of its Bachelor IBA accreditation in 8 specialisations at the NVAO, and the programme was… read more

During the past week, Wittenborg Phase 1 and Phase 2 Bachelor students have been carrying out the third project week of the year, this time with a clear focus on entrepreneurship and new business development. One of the primary projects was… read more

Many programmes in the Netherlands offer students the opportunity to start their studies in February. At Wittenborg, with its six starts per year in the Bachelor programme, the February start is the second most important intake of the… read more

Angell Business School Director Robert F. Wetterauer and Dr. Florian M. Hummel, Director of Degree Programmes visited Wittenborg University today to discuss the continuing development of cooperation between the two institutes. Angell Business… read more

As a blanket of snow fell across the Netherlands, international students at Wittenborg University enjoyed the winter atmosphere at the campus today!

It seems that lessons and activities went ahead as normal, even though many in… read more

Yes, the PDP chap is back again, after a serious writer’s block that consisted of too many ideas swirling around too many serious subjects, and coupled with too little (word)space to help this Irishman make a decision and put a point or message… read more

Block 3 of the 2012 - 2013 academic year starts tomorrow, even though it only seems like yesterday that we started the new study year in september! December is a busy month, with the Dutch version of the European tradition to celebrate the… read more
Wittenborg University launched its latest promotion film at its 25th Anniversary Gala held in Apeldoorn on November 9th.

The video was made in the weeks preceding the gala by Kevin Lee, an experienced American film maker based in the Netherlands… read more

Wittenborg Students star in double page feature spread!

3 international students from the Economics & Management programme were interviewed by the regional newspaper “De Stentor”, that published a full colour spread on Wednesday.… read more

WUP 21/11/12 Dutch cabinet wants to “entice” foreign students to stay!  The opportunity for international students to stay in the Netherlands after graduation has been available to them for some years now. However the majority of… read more

Celebrating 25 Years of Wittenborg

On behalf of the Board of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng warmly welcomed their guests to enjoy a programme of events, before the party and dance party.… read more

Today saw the presentation of two Wittenborg University jubilee seminars by Senior lecturer Saskia Harkema and Associate Professor James Bowen.

Dr Saskia Harkema

During her formative years Saskia lived in South America in Colombia… read more

Alderman Johan Kruithof, of the Apeldoorn Municipal Council, today officially unveiled Wittenborg’s Silver Jubilee banner at the University campus in Apeldoorn today. Wittenborg’s 25th anniversary was celebrated by staff and students with… read more

From September 2013, Wittenborg University will offer a 3 year BA programme in International Hospitality Management, during which students will study at 3 different European institutions. Successful Wittenborg students will also be awarded a… read more

Shanghai Business School looking to promote the OTS Scholarship programme, and send students for a half year credited study programme. Study Business Field Trip 2013 to focus on Retail and the Service Sector (Events, Hospitality & Tourism)… read more

At Wittenborg there are six moments a year for undergraduate students to start their programme, and of course 6 moments for them to graduate. Block 1 saw 4 graduates receive their degrees. Ester van de Bunt, Maliga Masilamani, Matthew van… read more

In talks held last week it was agreed that the Shanghai Finance University's ICT department would send a small group of students to Apeldoorn in February to follow a half year study and internship semester. Students could use the credits gained… read more

During their recent visit to Beijing and Shanghai last week, Wittenborg University directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng took time out to meet up with a couple of alumni students in Shanghai. Block Luo and Yolanda Huang were amongst… read more

During their recent visit to Beijing and Shanghai last week, Wittenborg University directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng took time out to meet up with a couple of alumni students in Shanghai. Block Luo and Yolanda Huang were amongst… read more

According to a recent survey undertaken by the British Council in more than 80 countries, the UK has come out on-top as the safest place to study, according to students asked. The main reason given for this was that the UK is seen to have a rich… read more

As Wittenborg launches its Final Year International Business Administration Bachelor programme in ICT Management, International companies in the Netherlands call for Universities to overhaul their approach to ITC Programmes, that they say fall… read more

Wittenborg director Peter Birdsall held interviews with interested students for its Master in International Event Management Programme this weekend in Beijing and Tianjin. He and director Maggie Feng are visiting China to hold talks with parter… read more

As part of its 25 Year Anniversary celebrations, Wittenborg University is pleased to open its doors to guests from companies and organisations in the Stedendriehoek Region (Apeldoorn, Deventer, Zutphen) to experience two demonstration lectures… read more

The first block of the 2012-2013 year at Wittenborg University is reaching an end with the first of the year’s exam weeks for Bachelor students. Block 2 will start on 22 October, and the school will say goodbye to a number of graduating students… read more

A clause in the Netherlands Act of Higher Education that requires institutions of higher education to submit yearly reports on their activities and results to the minister is to be enforced as from 2013, after having been surprisingly ignored by… read more

Wittenborg has been pleased to welcome Dr Angela Benson PhD, MA, BA, FHEA, FRGS, Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton. Angela has started the first part of the MSc International Event Management module Final… read more

Student support is essential in the day and age of tight budgets and pressure from government for higher achievers.  Without good student support, students on Bachelor and Master programmes may lose the way in the myriad of rules and… read more

Wittenborg welcomes Professor Peter Burns to Apeldoorn. Professor Burns is teaching the module Globalisation, Society and Culture on the Master of Science programme International Event Management.

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In 2009 the Dutch government’s education inspection warned against so-called “diploma mills” and started the implementation of a diploma register, with a view to the registration of all degree’s issued in the Netherlands under the Act of Higher… read more

Jayne Luscombe

Prior to joining the University of Brighton 2006, Jayne Luscombe worked for blue-chip financial services organisation, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where she specialised in delivery of regular corporate events and international… read more

Wittenborg University has launched a special webpage with details of its 25 year anniversary celebrations detailing the events to be held on November 7th, November 8th, and November 9th. 

Events Banenmarkt / Student Job Fair (7… read more

As the Dutch Election is held today, WUP looks at what the election means for Wittenborg University, in the immediate and the long-term future. Issues such as higher education and immigration are extremely important for an international institute… read more

Apeldoorn is one of the ICT centres in the Netherlands and boasts numerous companies and organisations from the private and public sector who offer ICT services or solutions. Companies such as HITT (Holland International Traffic… read more

30-08-2012 - FIBAA - The Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation -  awarded a 5 year, unconditional accreditation to Wittenborg University’s “International Business Administration” (BBA) programme with the eight… read more

A barbecue at the SpaceBoxes, a special form of student hosing in the centre of Apeldoorn, attended by staff and students – saw an enjoyable mix of nationalities enjoying themselves, also starting the discussion and debating process which is… read more

Apeldoorn has thrown open its doors to welcome new University students to the town during a day of welcome festivities. Students from Wittenborg University, Saxion University and the Theological University were welcomed to the town by Alderman… read more

On 23 August 2012, the Netherlands Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) has issued a positive accreditation decision regarding the IBA programme and its 8 pathways (specialisations) in, Economics & management, Hospitality Management, Marketing… read more

Launch of Wittenborg 25

On 23 August 2012, Mr. Fred de Graaf, President of the Senate of the Netherlands’ Parliament reveals Wittenborg University’s 25th Anniversary logo, to launch the run-up to the celebrations on November 7th, 8th and… read more

On Wednesday 29th August, an introduction day for University students will be organised in Apeldoorn, for students of Wittenborg University, the Theological University and Saxion’s Hotel School that is also situated in the city. The day… read more

(by Wittenborg University Lecturer, Bob Dyson)

As part of the module distribution and transportation, 16 Wittenborg students registered for a study visit to the distribution center Dekamart in Appeldoorn. This DC handles the… read more

Debbie Kuang Fund - Wittenborg University will offer 6 scholarships in 2013-2014 through the Orange Tulip Scholarship, (OTS) organized and promoted by NESO in China for top-talent Chinese students wishing to study in the Netherlands.

The… read more

According to the latest report by the Dutch Ministry of Education (NUFFIC) the numbers of international students in the Netherlands have again slightly increased in the 2011-2012 academic year. Highlights of the report show an overall decrease in… read more

Funded education sets a 5 year term for Dutch and EU students: more than 2000  students (5%) to drop out of their studies at InHolland University this year, according to their Chairman of the Board, Doekle Terpstra, on Monday.… read more

With the main Olympic Games in London now finished, the medal tables are complete, and many newspapers are looking at the standings in the medal table from different perspectives, such as results in relation to country size, GDP, etc. Wittenborg… read more

13/08/12 - Discussions on the funding of higher education in Europe continue, with now questions being raised in the UK parliament regarding the loans given to EU student s to study in the UK.

Undergraduate EU students at UK Universities… read more

International student recruitment in the Netherlands is regulated by a Code of Conduct that institutions of higher education, such as Wittenborg University agree to adhere to. Although the Code is a voluntary, self-regulating agreement, the Dutch… read more

The Wittenborg University Board has given the go-ahead for the implementation of an improved and redeveloped version of its Bachelor of International Business Administration programme with its 8 pathways, leading to specialisations in Economics… read more

On July 12, 2012, the School of Service Management (SSM) of the University of Brighton (UK) organised a research forum. Collegues from partner universities were asked to submit papers related to the area of Hospitality Research, and Wittenborg… read more

List of recognized and accredited Dutch higher education institutions in China updated! The list of recognized Dutch higher education institutions published on the Chinese Ministry of Education's website has finally been updated and now includes… read more

As the G20 leaders last month recognized the travel and tourism industry as being an important driver for growth, jobs and economic recovery, the industry will directly contribute $2 trillion in GDP and 100 million jobs to the global… read more

Rabobank’s CIO is not the only one who is worried about the Dutch ICT labour market (Management Scope 30-11-2011).  According to him, linking processes and people, matching ICT and commerce fail to be on the universities (of applied sciences… read more

According to an OECD report, the ratio of University graduates in countries that are G20 or OECD members will be dominated by Chinese or Indian graduates by 2020. Predictions are that Chinese and Indian University graduates will account for 4 out… read more

Wittenborg directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng, visiting the Chinese tropical island of Hainan this week, commented on the short-sightedness of the Dutch government's policy to forbid its institutions to offer their accredited… read more

Following a judges decision this week to uphold the Dutch Education Secretary's move to "fine" full time higher education students who study too slowly, both current and future students can expect to pay full fees for every extra year (above one… read more

In 1996 there were relatively few international students coming to the Netherlands to study at Dutch Universities, and most were exchange students coming from other European countries. A number of international institutes, such as Larenstein and… read more

With international study competition constantly rising, and the arrival of serious Asian competitors on the intense market of study abroad, various study in Holland campaigns are starting to show signs of losing track of the Netherlands'… read more

In a time of economic crisis, HBO Bachelor Graduates are competing for the best jobs, which are few and far between. Whereas 2 years ago many Bachelor graduates could expect to roll into jobs in junior management functions with salary levels of… read more

At a ceremony in Apeldoorn last week, Wittenborg said goodbye to one of its most suave and charismatic colleagues, Education Manager Lasantha de Silva. Many current and past members of staff were joined by Wittenborg students to raise a glass in… read more

Slower growth in international student mobility will change the international education landscape, according to the British Council in a report "The Shape of Things to Come" presented on the 13th June, at an event in London.

The report… read more

Whatever may happen, markets represent an mechanism necessary to let the economy have its way.  Moreover, governments have much to arrange and regulate,  so that it will be a true relief to them if certain matters can be left to markets… read more

Wittenborg University was pleased to welcome a delegation from its Chinese partner institute, the Shanghai Business School who spent the day in Apeldoorn, visiting the campus as well as paying a visit to the City Hall of Apeldoorn, for… read more

In remembrance of Chinese student Kuang Huihong (Debbie) who passed away last month after losing her long battle with cancer, Wittenborg has announced the instigation of a memorial scholarship fund in her name. Two days before her death on May… read more

PDP Lecturer Daniel O'Connell discusses the effects of the modern world on the students of Generation Z.

Whether we define it as positive or negative, we are without doubt living in momentous times. We are, on the one hand, having a front-… read more

Whilst the French government today announced the re-instatement of the Search Year for Work after Graduation, many international students in the Netherlands graduating this summer are faced with the challenge of entering a so-called “search year… read more

This year, the Bachelor International Business Administration module 'World Wide Business and Law' has been given by Italian guest lecturer Valeria Paganizza, a Visiting PhD Researcher at Wageningen University. WUP took some time to catch up with… read more

Wittenborg is to publish its yearly student stats to all applying undergraduate students as part of a national campaign to better inform students of their study choice. At present a number of non-funded institutions are joining a pilot of the so… read more

Event management is a matter of managing events from the prospective of project management.  In this time of ‘experience marketing’, for companies organizing events has become an indispensable way of presenting themselves and building up… read more

Wittenborg Students visited the IBM Innovation Centre as part of their business field trip to Shanghai as guests of Shanghai Business School, the group were given a presentation on IBM and the companies presence. According to 2nd year Economics… read more

The Wittenborg University Trust has today announced a scholarship package for its MSc in International Event Management and MSc International Tourism Management programmes, specifically for Wittenborg graduates, current and past.

The… read more

Wittenborg would like to extend its sincere thanks for all the support offered by everyone involved and affected by the events around Debbie's passing away.

The funeral of Wittenborg Student Debbie Kuang, who tragically lost her long battle… read more

The Netherlands is looking to attract up to 2500 students from Brazil in the coming years, according to a report in the Dutch Newspaper Trouw today. The paper reported on the on-going visit of Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal to the South American… read more

A Delegation of Wittenborg Business School students has arrived in Shanghai to visit partner institute the Shanghai Business School and get a taste of Chinese life Shanghai style. The group arrived on Sunday and will stay until Saturday.

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International Students in the Netherlands bring at least 740 million euro per year to the nation's coffers, according to a report published by the Netherlands Central Planning Office. The estimate has been made on the presumption that one in five… read more

Saturday 19th May 2012, Epe;

During a short, private ceremony at a hospice in Epe, Wittenborg student Debbie Kuang (Kuang HuiHong) was presented with her diploma by directors of… read more

Wittenborg University will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a Gala to be held on November 9th 2012 in Apeldoorn.

The Gala will be the final event during a week in which students, staff, and partners from… read more

Wittenborg University continues its drive for more affordable student housing in the city of Apeldoorn. Currently a number of longer term projects are being discussed, including the development of empty office space in the heart of the city… read more

In preparation for the launch of the International Master programmes , (MSc International Event Management and MSc International Tourism Management), to start on the 3rd September 2012, University of Brighton coordinator Chris Dutton visited… read more

A friend of mine told me he as a guest lecturer recently taught students on topics in the area of information management. He felt the session was not as successful as he wished it was. He thought to explain this by the fact that he is used to… read more

At Wittenborg University, programmes are weighted through the ECTS system of Credits.

According to Wikipedia, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of… read more

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Event Management is a broad Master programme that is open to all students with an business or economy based first degree. It looks at the role of an Event Project Manager from an international… read more

Wittenborg will retain its current yearly tuition fees for the academic year 2012-2013, with its Bachelor fee remaining 6,300.- euro, whilst many Dutch Universities raise their fees significantly.

According to the Nuffic's Transfer… read more

The group, consisting of five boys and nineteen girls aged between twelve and sixteen, were accompanied by two leaders from KAS Education Centre, Thailand and have spent 4 days visiting Apeldoorn, Epe and Amsterdam.

During their stay in… read more

Experienced lecturers in business administration – without excluding others – are proficient in both unfolding the full content of their subject and recapitulating it succinctly. Also, many blog writers and the like appear to be masters in… read more

Part-time degree programmes in Holland will no longer be directly funded by government.

Specially targeted programmes, for instance in technology and health will be stimulated by making scholarships available to students to pay their fees. This… read more

Currently there is a discussion in the Netherlands regarding the funding of EU students from neighbour countries, such as Germany, Belgium and the UK! There has recently been too much hype regarding the so-called ‘’hordes’’ of British students… read more

Young well-educated people who enter the labour market during an economic depression have to face difficulties whose effects may linger for years. It takes longer before a job is found; wages are lower than in better times. The most popular… read more

This week saw the graduation of 6 Wittenborg students from the Bachelor in International Business Administration. The awards were presented by director Mrs Maggie Feng at a ceremony on Thursday at the campus of Wittenborg University in Apeldoorn… read more

Wittenborg University was represented with a stand at the Event 1012 Expo in Utrecht, yesterday and today, meeting many aspirant Masters of International Event students and explaining the special and relatively unique programme to be launched in the… read more
The Netherlands needs China now more than China needs the Netherlands!

- this according to the Nuffic’s website magazine Transfer, who basis its article on a publication of the Advisory body for Science and technology (Adviesraad voor… read more

Surprising Holland: - University of Maastricht states that International Students at Maastricht University who don’t want to learn Dutch… read more

The parable states that a beggar had sat by the roadside for 30 years when a stranger passed by. “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar. “Sorry, I have nothing” replied the stranger, and then asked: “What’s that you’re sitting on?” “Just an old… read more

Wittenborg University considers launching a Master degree programme in 'Advanced International Austerity Project Instigation' (AM-IAPI)

With austerity* being in the minds of many Europeans, both individuals and companies are seeing the fast… read more

Modern economies highly depend on entrepreneurship. Whether the latter takes place, can be found out by measuring annual numbers of young firms and start-ups per head of population. However, entrepreneurial behaviour is also present in existing… read more

Student input to the services provided to them during their studies are common place however nowadays students are also required to reflect on the proposed content of programmes within Netherlands Universities and Universities of Applied Science.… read more

Traditionally, UK students have generally stayed at home to complete their University degree, but this is changing and increasingly students are looking to US Universities, and closer to home;- the Netherlands. According to the BBC, the… read more

The European Parliament has embraced a report in which the European Commission calls for member states to research the possibility of making a study period abroad compulsory for all (European) higher education students!

This is seen as an… read more

Wittenborg’s partnership with the UK’s University of Brighton take on an altogether more active form in September with the launch of two Master of Science programmes in Apeldoorn, offered in partnership with Brighton. (MSc International Tourism… read more

A new Dutch television programme lets students ask questions to well-known people. The first two people interviewed were a former bank president and a famous pop singer. Although both interviewees represented two totally different walks of life,… read more

Wittenborg is proud of its international status, and its students and staff currently represent at least 40 nationalities (see list right), and the international atmosphere is apparent from the moment you enter the school. At Wittenborg,… read more

Dutch Ministry of Education issues a letter entitled “Recognized Providers of Higher Education in the Netherlands” – a tribute to Wittenborg working together with its partners in the NRTO* to promote a level playing field within international… read more

In a recent article (Feb 2012) for the BBC, Hannah Richardson, a BBC News education reporter, wrote a recent article for the BBC that was titled: “Students: ‘Better at cracking jokes than taking risks’.”

The background and data for her… read more

Recently I discussed with my students the impact of globalization on culture and intercultural communication.  According to Bernard Saint-Jacques, globalization can be a profoundly enriching process, opening minds to new ideas and… read more

Wittenborg welcomes Nithya Venkataraman, MBA, to the business faculty

Wittenborg’s unique learning environment provides students a learning experience that goes beyond the traditional values of a business school.  At Wittenborg students are… read more

Graduation at Wittenborg 6 times a year - Pandu Wijaya

Students at Wittenborg can start and graduate 6 times a year. Therefore Wittenborg University was pleased to see the graduation of 3 of its students on the 9th of February, including Pandu… read more

In January 2012, Wittenborg University business students worked on a real-life project for TCN, a multinational project development organization. The project was based on the re-development of the remarkable Central Beheer Achmea (insurance)… read more

Graduates celebrate their degrees in 2012

 

Wittenborg Business School was pleased to see the graduation of 3 of its students last Thursday, including the first of the so-called BTEC MBO route students, Ben Visser. Ben’s… read more

Two project groups of Wittenborg University business students worked together with UK based firm Unique Automation, assisting in promoting their brands such as Bathomatic® and other home automation products at the 2012 Integrated Systems Trade… read more

By means of a ‘master class’ the  Veluwse Onderwijsgroep  (a group of primary and secondary schools in Apeldoorn) has launched its Academy (to share knowledge and help teachers to further professionalise). I had the privilege of… read more

The recent agreement which Wittenborg reached with the University of Brighton to start up two master programmes (International Tourism and International Event Management) made me think of Steven Johnson’s book on “Where good ideas come from”.… read more

In 2010 Wittenborg instigated a Brand Incubator, WiNet to manage business ideas and company start-ups in order to expose students to some real life business creation and innovation. The idea was started by bringing a number of already active… read more

WiNet stands for "Wittenborg Network," and is the commercial arm of the Wittenborg, run through a Dutch limited company called Wittenborg University Network BV. This company is directly owned by the University, in partnership with me as a trustee… read more

Wittenborg-Brighton International Management Master programmes through validation process and given green light to start in September 2012!

The first joint programmes of Wittenborg University and the University of Brighton (UK)… read more

For the first time, the Dutch government has signed an agreement with the non-funded Universities in the Netherlands regarding their participation in the development and implementation of State Secretary Halbe Zijlstra’s Higher Education Strategic… read more

Wittenborg University’s board has decided to suspend development of its Associate Degree programmes in International Business, and concentrate on the further development of the full Bachelor and Master programmes, also in partnership with the… read more

Speaking at a ceremony to celebrate 60 years of the Nuffic, Yang Meng, Vice Secretary General of the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), explained that internationalisation of Higher Education is a major aim for China… read more

Some years ago I was involved in an EU research project on the selection and development of statistical New Economy indicators. The subject was about how ICT and globalisation are changing economic relationships. The project restricted itself to… read more

2 Partner University Agreements in Shanghai! Wittenborg and Shanghai Business School agree on partnership and programme collaboration.

On 28th December 2011, Directors Maggie Feng and Peter Birdsall signed the Memorandum of Cooperation… read more

Directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng wish all Wittenborg students, staff and relations a happy Christmas break, and a successful start to the New Year 2012.

Maggie Feng: “Summing up 2011 I would say ‘new and exciting challenges’, ‘… read more

This week saw the launch of a real-life business project based on the re-development of the remarkable Central Beheer Achmea (Insurance) building, designed by the Dutch architect Herman Hertzenberger. The building was bought by the Real Estate… read more

Over the past 25 years Wittenborg has grown from a Dutch Real Estate HBO in Deventer to an International Business School in Apeldoorn. Many students came and went. What has happened to them? Where are they now?

Elsemieke Meulenbrugge was… read more

Wittenborg is making strides in setting up its research centre.  I expect to substantiate this in the near future by informing you about a couple of interesting research projects that Wittenborg has embraced. 

However, this… read more

According to the Stentor Newspaper recently, the companies and organisations in the region of Apeldoorn are in desperate need of graduates, especially in technical sectors, such as ICT Business Administration and Health Management. Financial… read more

Not so long ago, this writer received a hand-written addressed letter. On confirmation that there was indeed no obvious tell-tale “window” with a printed name and address that usually denotes some bill to pay, the ext thought was: “Who is still… read more

Intercultural Communication

Wittenborg’s lessons in Intercultural Communication (as part of its full-time MBA) target a deeper understanding of what it means to work with people of different cultural backgrounds.  We could experience that… read more

“SpaceBoxes” and Wittenborg Students hit the headlines.

Wittenborg University Student Housing Solutions in Apeldoorn: Students extremely satisfied, and many more looking for the chance to live in a SpaceBox Studio!

In a double-… read more

Full classrooms at Wittenborg watching presentations at Wittenborg’s Open Evening at the Next Level event held within the campus building. Next Level (so called NXTLVL) is the region’s… read more

This news was published on the Wittenborg University website between August 2011 and November 2011 

Wittenborg University - Open House Spaceboxes Tue, 2011-11-15 20:09

Wittenborg University - Open House Spaceboxes

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Wittenborg Does Well in National Student Survey

Results from the National Student Survey 2011 (Nationale Studentenenquête 2011) show that students of Wittenborg University Business School in Apeldoorn are satisfied with the… read more

Wittenborg Brings New Student Housing to Apeldoorn

At the start of the coming academic year, a new form of student housing will be brought to Apeldoorn by Wittenborg Business School: the so-called ‘Spaceboxes’. 24 of these colourful… read more

Download - Pictures of Wittenborg University Graduation Ceremony July 2011

A collection of photos taken at the July 2011 Graduation Ceremony of Wittenborg Business School is now available for download.

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New Wittenborg Students Introduced To Apeldoorn

This week, an introduction day for new students starting their studies at Wittenborg Business School took place in Apeldoorn. Together with the municipality of Apeldoorn and the… read more

New Dean and Head of Research Centre at Wittenborg

As from the start of the academic year 2011-2012, Teun Wolters will function as the new Dean of Wittenborg Business School. Besides… read more

Head of Wittenborg Research Centre Dr Teun Wolters on the Development of the Centre

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New Coordinator Bachelor Programmes on the Development of Wittenborg

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Higher Percentage of International Students in the Netherlands

The percentage of international students in the Netherlands continues to rise. In the past academic year, one in ten students at research universities came from abroad… read more

One-third of Postgraduate Research Assistants in the Netherlands comes from Abroad

One-third of all Postgraduate Research Assistants (PRAs) in the Netherlands has a foreign passport. This amount increased considerably since 1996,… read more

Ben Birdsall’s “Distilleries of Scotland by Vespa” Co-organized by Wittenborg

British writer and painter, Ben Birdsall, recently rounded off his “Scottish Whisky Distilleries Tour by Vespa”. The purpose of the trip was to present… read more

“So, I am going to teach!” exclaimed Mayor of Apeldoorn, Fred de Graaf with a big smile!

Yesterday evening, Burgermeester de Graaf was presented with an… read more

Tue, 2011-10-11 07:59

Dutch Government confirms that international migrants give a positive impulse to the Dutch economy and culture. Minister Leers of Immigration indicated yesterday in The Hague that the Dutch government sees highly… read more

Apeldoorn aims to become an even more attractive destination for International Students

The city of Apeldoorn welcomes international students, and is… read more

Fri, 2011-10-28 12:00 Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences launches promotion and partnership campaign in Shanghai and Beijing.

 

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28/10/2011 - Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences Students visit the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland and establish relations with the Polish students and Faculty there.

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PDP - the essense of a student's development.. by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 1 November 2011, 11:52 PM  

PDP – orPersonal Development Planning” – a core thread to Wittenborg’s business studies programmes… read more

Throughout the year and during all six lesson blocks, Wittenborg University arranges company excursions for all phase 1 and 2 business school students. Special research assignments are handed out to establish the connection between the course… read more

One of the first Chinese students to ever study in Deventer – Xin (Daphne) Wang

Daphne Wang currently works as Financial Administrator at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, alongside her teaching at Etty Hillesum, a… read more

10/11/11 - On November 4, Ibrahim Shillingford finished his internship at Wittenborg. He started this internship on the 19th of July with the duel task of being an internal auditor for the checking of the effectiveness of Wittenborg’s quality… read more

Wittenborg University - Open House Spaceboxes  

Molendwarsstraat 37/39, 15.30… read more

In October 2011 I had the privilege of conducting a seminar at Wittenborg University on sustainable business. I presented a number of models that have inspired companies to take sustainability on board. One of them showed how corporate… read more

Open Huis Spaceboxes ,  Molendwarsstraat 37/39, 15.30 – 17.00

Uitnodiging: Open Huis Spaceboxes - Aanstaande donderdag 17 november organiseert  Hogeschool Wittenborg van 15.30 tot 17.00 een ‘Open Huis’voor iedereen die… read more
Wittenborg University - Open House Spaceboxes,  Molendwarsstraat 37/39, 15.30 – 17.00

Thursday the 17th of November Wittenborg organises an Open House for everybody who is interested in this new way of student housing: the Spacebox.

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10/11/11 - On November 4, Ibrahim Shillingford finished his internship at Wittenborg. He started this internship on the 19th of July with the duel task of being an… read more

Fri, 2011-08-05 14:45

Wittenborg Does Well in National Student Survey

 

Results from the National Student Survey 2011 (Nationale Studentenenquête 2011) show that students of Wittenborg University Business School in… read more

Wed, 2011-08-10 12:30

Wittenborg Brings New Student Housing to Apeldoorn

At the start of the coming academic year, a new form of student housing will be brought to Apeldoorn by Wittenborg Business School: the so-called ‘… read more

Thu, 2011-08-11 11:28

Download - Pictures of Wittenborg University Graduation Ceremony July 2011

A collection of photos taken at the July 2011 Graduation Ceremony of Wittenborg Business School is now available for download.

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Thu, 2011-08-18 13:58

Stichting Apeldoorns Uitburo wordt Stichting Apeldoorn Promotie

Het Apeldoorns Uitburo, coördinator van het evenementenbeleid in Apeldoorn, gaat per 15 september a.s. onder de Stichting Apeldoorn Promotie… read more

Tue, 2011-08-23 15:59 Duurdere Verblijfsvergunning Volgens Leers Geen Drempel

Minister Leers (Immigratie) verwacht niet dat de hogere leges voor verblijfsvergunningen studenten en kennismigranten van buiten de EU… read more

Thu, 2011-08-25 12:48

New Wittenborg Students Introduced To Apeldoorn

This week, an introduction day for new students starting their studies at Wittenborg Business School took place in Apeldoorn. Together with the municipality of… read more

Mon, 2011-08-29 09:16

Nieuwe Apeldoornse Decaan en Hoofd Onderzoekscentrum bij Wittenborg

 

In het nieuwe schooljaar treedt Teun Wolters aan als nieuwe Decaan van Wittenborg Business School… read more

Mon, 2011-08-29 10:42

New Dean and Head of Research Centre at Wittenborg

 

As from the start of the academic year 2011-2012, Teun Wolters will function as the new Dean of Wittenborg… read more

Mon, 2011-08-29 11:46

Nieuwe Lichting Wittenborg Studenten Maken Kennis met Apeldoorn

 

Afgelopen week vond een introductiedag plaats voor de nieuwe studenten die zojuist hun studie aan Wittenborg Business School zijn… read more

Tue, 2011-08-30 16:53

Decaan Teun Wolters Benoemd tot Lector in Duurzaam Ondernemen

Teun Wolters, decaan van Wittenborg Business School, alsmede hoofd van het Wittenborg Research Centre is benoemd tot Lector in Duurzaam Ondernemen… read more

Mon, 2011-09-05 16:45

Head of Wittenborg Research Centre Dr Teun Wolters on the Development of the Centre

It is Wittenborg's vision that the development of the university should rest on two pillars: education and research. For the moment… read more

Tue, 2011-09-06 16:06 Nederland in Top 3 Buitenlandse Studiebestemmingen voor Britse Student

Onder Britse studiezoekers staat Nederland na de VS en Australië inmiddels in de top 3 van populaire buitenlandse… read more

Mon, 2011-09-12 15:30 Ongelijke Behandeling Studenten Particulier Onderwijs

Studentenorganisatie ISO heeft gewezen op een fout in de wet die particuliere studenten benadeeld. De overheid bekostigt voor iedere student één bachelor en één… read more

Tue, 2011-09-13 08:39 Streng Migratiebeleid Schrikt Kenniswerkers Af Volgens Oppositie

Een slim migratiebeleid, 'slimmigratie', noemt de VVD het: de komst van kenniswerkers faciliteren, maar de toestroom van… read more

Tue, 2011-09-13 16:06

 

New Coordinator Bachelor Programmes on the Development of Wittenborg

As the new Coordinator of the Bachelor Programme, Rauf M A speaks about Wittenborg’s future development:

“There are… read more

Mon, 2011-09-26 16:03 VVD Kritisch Over WO-titel voor HBO'er

Dat hbo’ers en academici straks na hun afstuderen dezelfde titel mogen voeren, is een 'onverdiend cadeautje' voor het hbo, vindt VVD-kamerlid Anne-Wil Lucas.

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Tue, 2011-10-25 20:45

Gisteravond heeft Nieuwsuur uitgebreid aandacht besteed aan Nederlandse studentenwerving tijdens de China Education Expo in Bejing. Het programma heeft een Chinese student gevolgd die overweegt in Nederland te gaan… read more

Tue, 2011-10-25 20:50

Op de laatste PISA-ranglijst voor prestaties van 15-jarigen op het gebied van taal, rekenen en natuurwetenschap is Shanghai voor het eerst meegeteld. De Chinese metropool is pardoes met een straatlengte voorsprong… read more

Sat, 2011-10-29 21:18

29/10/2011 -  EU-studenten met een buitenlandse bachelor of master betalen voor een studie in Nederland het wettelijk collegegeld en niet het veel hogere instellingsgeld.

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26-10-2011- Buitenlandse studenten kunnen Apeldoorn tot studentenstad maken, meldt de Stentor. Dat was de conclusie… read more

Wed, 2011-09-14 15:21

Eenderde van de promovendi in Nederland is in het bezit van een buitenlands paspoort. Dat is een groot verschil met 1996, het laatste jaar waarin daar onderzoek naar werd gedaan. Toen kwam slechts 1 procent van hen… read more

Mon, 2011-09-19 10:39

Onderwijsbegroting Onder Vuur: Studenten en Onderwijsbond Kritisch

De eerste reacties op de onderwijs- en onderzoeksbegroting voor 2012 zijn kritisch. Het kabinet '… read more

 

Mon, 2011-09-26 17:03 VVD Kritisch Over WO-titel voor HBO'er

Dat hbo’ers en academici straks na hun afstuderen dezelfde titel mogen voeren, is een 'onverdiend cadeautje' voor het hbo… read more

 

Tue, 2011-10-04 10:21 Zijlstra: Buitenlandse Studenten Verrijking voor Nederlandse Onderwijs

Staatssecretaris Zijlstra laat onderzoek doen naar de kosten… read more