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    Dutch to continue promoting Study in Holland to Vietnamese students
    by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 19 April 2014, 8:22 AM
     

    Vietnamese Students coming to study at Wittenborg University in the NetherlandsDutch to continue promoting Study in Holland to Vietnamese students

    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 operating from the Dutch consulate in Hoi Chi Minh City. A letter to this effect has been signed this week.

    Faced with severe budget cuts NUFFIC said in January it will close three of its worldwide Neso’s which included Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan.

    Furthermore, it intended to transform the Neso’s in South-Korea and Mexico from full-running offices to desks located in the same building as the respective Dutch embassies while the office in Indonesia were to serve a regional function in the whole of southeast Asia.

    Now however it seems Neso-activities in Vietnam will also continue from within the Dutch consulate, albeit with reduced capabilities. In the future the desk will be manned by one part-time education promotion officer and a part- time student counselor. It will work closely with the regional office in Indonesia.

    The minister of education, science and culture, Jet Bussemaker, announced in May last year that the Netherlands plans to reduce its current investment of 5,5 million euros in the Neso’s with 1,9 million euros. NUFFIC has been requested to submit a plan on how Neso’s activities can adjusted in line with the new budgetary constraints.

    The Neso’s promote education by helping Dutch students who want to study abroad but, more importantly, assisting foreign students who plan on studying in the Netherlands.

    In the 2012-2013 academic year there were 11 584 students from Neso- countries studying in the Netherlands - an increase of almost 46% compared to 2005-2006. Of all the Neso- countries, China had the highest number of students in the Netherlands (6 380) in 2012-2013 ...

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    Wittenborg University received a visit from representatives of Nuffic this week
    by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 1:42 PM
     

    Nuffic |Study in Holland | Make it in the NetherlandsWittenborg University received a visit from representatives of Nuffic this week Wittenborg University received a visit from representatives of Nuffic this week

    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 in the future.

    Nuffic is the Netherlands Organization for international cooperation in higher education. The three representatives were received by Wittenborg directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng as well as the university’s human resource manager and policy advisor, Karen Penninga.

    The visitors were impressed by the wide range of nationalities, which includes 15 from Africa alone, Wittenborg manages to draw despite being a small, private institute. They were also interested in how the university developed from its roots of catering primarily for Dutch students before 2008 to a fully-fledged international institutes with partners in a number of countries such as the University of Brighton in the UK and the ANGELL Academy in Freiburg, Germany.  

    In the past two months Wittenborg also received visits from both the Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, and the minister of higher education, Jet Bussemaker.

    WUP 15/4/2014

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    Project Week - The International Classroom
    by Wittenborg News - Monday, 14 April 2014, 9:47 PM
     

    Project Week - The International Classroom

    The International Classroom - Study in Holland - Study at Wittenborg University

    WUP 13/4/2014 – The International Classroom – Wittenborg University Bachelor of International Business Administration  Phase 1 and IBA Phase 2 students came together today for this’ Blocks Project Week Kick-off Meeting.

    The International Classroom - Study in Holland - Study at Wittenborg University

    The Marketing Department of Wittenborg in partnership with Kevin Lee of Lee Pictures explained the scope and goals of the project. The coming week students will be working on a Promotion Video for the University.

    The winning group gets free-tickets to the Cinema! And of course their video gets published on all Kevin, a lecturer for Wittenborg’s neighbour at the Spoorstraat location, the Fotovakschool (the Photo Academy) is no stranger to Wittenborg as he directed the films made for the 25 Year Gala celebration in 2012 - http://www.wittenborg.eu/what-gala-party.htm Wittenborg Media Channels!

    The International Classroom - Study in Holland - Study at Wittenborg University

    The International Classroom - Study in Holland - Study at Wittenborg University

    Project weeks become more and more international with a clear emphasis on the International Classroom. Students from more than 50 different nationalities spend a week working together on a research project, or in this case a multi-media product!

    Third Year Chinese Student ‘James Han’ remarks “It’s great – it’s so full of life - a true international classroom is a learning environment in which there is great diversity and internationalisation, where local Dutch students interact with other Europeans from a myriad of European nations, and with whom students from Africa, the Far East, South East Asia and North and South America find common ground – a togetherness! For us Chinese, this is a really important experience.”

    The International Classroom - Study in Holland - Study at Wittenborg University

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    Wittenborg's Anesca Smith interviews Esther Gitonga, lecturer at Wittenborg University in the field of Hospitality & Tourism,
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 10 April 2014, 4:52 PM
     

    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.

    a Hospitality Management Degree? - Wittenborg's Anesca Smith interviews Esther Gitonga, lecturer at Wittenborg University in the field of Hospitality & Tourism

    Esther is part of the European Hospitality Management programme team. The “EuroBA” is a unique three year Bachelor (Hons) in International Hospitality Management in which students study 3 years at three different institutes in 3 different countries to gain a double degree.

    Wittenborg University prides itself on its commitment to diversity and the principle of inclusion - both among staff and students. Hence when a number of new lecturers started teaching at the beginning of the current academic year it was to be expected they would be from an interesting array of backgrounds. In the coming weeks we will profile some of our lecturers and their experiences so far at Wittenborg.

    Esther Gitonga, from Kenya, teaches a number of hospitality modules at Wittenborg. She holds a master’s degree in leisure tourism and environment management from Wageningen University and is currently preparing for her PhD in exploring climate change adaptation options for marginalized tourism- dependent communities in Africa.

    How would you describe your first few months teaching at Wittenborg? My first months went smoothly. The management and non-teaching staff at Wittenborg were very helpful, friendly and showed genuine concern. They were eager to show me how the system works and gave me a number of tips that I still use to date. My students were equally encouraging. My hospitality specialization class was and still is a small group of young students, who are dedicated and eager to learn. I also enjoy the work environment: the professionalism of my colleagues and the international character of the work environment and a touch of  Dutch work ethics.

    What can be improved?

    Mmmm ..  it would be nice to have a flip chart and a power-point laser ...

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    Wittenborg closes a successful Event14 Exhibition in Utrecht!
    by Wittenborg News - Friday, 4 April 2014, 9:40 PM
     

    Wittenborg offers a Master of Science degree in Events Management on a full-time or part- time basis. It also offers a Bachelor degree in International Business Administration (IBA) with a specialization in Hospitality Management. Wittenborg closes a successful Event14 Exhibition in Utrecht!

    Wittenborg University at Event 2014Master 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 place in Utrecht this week and Wittenborg University was among them! 

    As one of only a few institutes in the Netherlands providing an English-taught master degree program in Event Management, Wittenborg director, Maggie Feng, and support staff was on hand to provide visitors with information on what the university offers in terms of training the event managers of tomorrow.

    The event took place on Wednesday and Thursday at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. Exhibitors pulled out all the stops when it came to what they have to offer, displaying their creativity with the help of vintage cars, huge cinema screens, 10 feet high flower bouquets and glorious food - including the humble, but beloved Dutch stroopwafels!

    They were not short of admirers either - more than 7,600 visitors breezed through the Jaarbeurs doors over the course of the two days. Wittenborg director, Maggie Feng, said this was one of the most liveliest fairs one could come to. “It is much more vibrant. You have music, DJ’s, ropes hanging from the ceiling, food and entertainment. There is a lot of innovation and new concepts coming through in the events industry.”

    She said it was important for the university to attend the fair to create awareness of of the Wittenborg brand. “Even though the events business is a new, young and fresh branch, there also needs to be awareness of the academic support it requires - such as research - in order to drive it to a higher level. Another reason we’re here is to give the young professionals at the fair the opportunity to learn more about how they could further their studies.”

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    Exclusive: Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte’s office -period international students are allowed to stay in the Netherlands after graduation to look for a job might be extended
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 3 April 2014, 8:55 PM
     

    Wittenborg University Bachelor IBA Graduation in February 2014 - “Blood, sweat and tears...”

    Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte’s office has exclusively revealed to Wittenborg University that the period international students are allowed to stay in the Netherlands after graduation to look for a job might be extended.

    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 the discussions.

    The period international students are allowed to stay in the Netherlands after graduation to look for a job might be extended.

    Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte’s office has exclusively revealed to Wittenborg University that 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 the discussions.

    “For example, before this summer we’ll be putting forward a proposal with changes to the search year,” a spokesman for Rutte’s office said in an email to one of Wittenborg’s recent graduates.

    Currently international students are allowed to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find a job as a highly skilled migrant (kennismigrant) after graduation.

    However, the Dutch Socio-Economic Council (SER) in a report last year advised that this period afforded international students might not suffice. The spokesman said the Dutch government is aware of the problems that international students and knowledge workers face when starting a career in the Netherlands.

    “That is why the ministery of education (OCW) has asked the SER to give advice on the subject.” The SER comments were contained in a document called “Make it in the Netherlands” and served as a basis for an extensive action plan on the retention of foreign ...

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    Wittenborg University at Event14 in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht on the 2nd and 3rd of April
    by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 9:38 PM
     

    Wittenborg University at Event 2014

    Wittenborg University at Event14 in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht on the 2nd and 3rd of April

    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 International Event Management as well as its other Master programmes in Hospitality Management, Tourism and MBA.

    Companies and organisations like Amsterdam RAI, Bilderberg Hotels, Paleis het Loo and Ahoy Rotterdam will all be present at this grand exhibition as well as several key-note speakers from a wide range of event related industries.

    This year Wittenborg University will hold its expo stand amongst all these big players. Since the multimillion euro event industry is calling for academic professionals in Event Management who acquired knowledge about risk management, policy and practice, project management and innovation. Wittenborg’s MSc programmes in International Event Management, International Hospitality Management and International Tourism Management offers bachelor graduates the opportunity to obtain a master degree in these specific fields. Therefore Wittenborg will be attending the exhibition on both Wednesday and Thursday this week.

    Nicky van Riggelen 

    Communication Officer and Assistant to the Directors,

    WUP 1/4/2014

    Links to Event 12:

    http://www.wittenborg.eu/event-management-2012.

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    Block 6 starts on Monday 31st March with a new cohort of students
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 27 March 2014, 9:52 PM
     

    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 programme, which makes it a unique degree in the Netherlands.

    <p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;"><img alt="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 programme, which makes it a unique degree in the Netherlands." data-cke-saved-src="http://www.wittenborg.eu/sites/default/files/imce/pictures/students/Students%20March%202014/Block-6-and-New-Wittenborg-Stuidents-on-Introduction-Day-March-2014.png" src="http://www.wittenborg.eu/sites/default/files/imce/pictures/students/Students%20March%202014/Block-6-and-New-Wittenborg-Stuidents-on-Introduction-Day-March-2014.png" style="width: 150px; height: 121px; margin: 12px; float: left;" title="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 programme, which makes it a unique degree in the Netherlands.">WUP 27/3/2014 – </span><strong style="line-height: 1.538em;">Block 6 starts on Monday 31<sup>st</sup> March with a new cohort of students</strong><span style="line-height: 1.538em;"> – 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 programme, which makes it a unique degree in the Netherlands.</span></p>

    Block 6 starts on Monday 31st March with a new cohort of students

    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 programme, which makes it a unique degree in the Netherlands, and extremely dynamic for its students from near and far who come to study on the management programmes in Apeldoorn.

    The Block system, of 6 week modular courses allows classes to change during the year, as students enter and leave the year or the programme. The modules are balanced across the year, and students study 2 or 3 modules per block. A student entering the programmes in October (Block 2), for instance, will study Accountancy and Bookkeeping in block 1 the following year, before progressing to the second year.

    The 6 entries per year are generally in September, October, December, February, March and May, and there are two main graduation ceremonies a year in February and July, to which graduates form all 6 blocks are invited.

    For more information of Wittenborg University’s unique Block system entry and graduation for Bachelor students please contact the admissions office:

    http://www.wittenborg.eu/would-you-information-about-our-programmes.htm

    WUP 27/3/2014

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    Meeting agents at the ICEF Moscow 2014
    by Wittenborg News - Monday, 24 March 2014, 9:03 AM
     

    Meeting agents at the ICEF Moscow 2014ICEF Moscow 2014Meeting agents at the ICEF Moscow 2014

    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 institutes from around the world.

    The ICEF workshops offers study abroad agencies to promote themselves to education institutes, allowing educators to make contact with agents who best suit their needs. It also allows institutes to promote their education and explain in depth about their study programmes and the study environment.

    Study in Holland is relatively unknown in Russia, and many representatives require information about the higher education structures in Holland, the fees and the visa regulations, as well as issues such as student accommodation and general information about living in the Netherlands.

    Agents are pleased to discover that the programmes offered in the Netherlands are fully in English, and that the visa system is easy to manage. They also see the possibility to make use of a search year after graduation as an important unique selling point. The search year allows graduates to stay and work in the Netherlands for a year, during which time they can look for a position with a contract at a Dutch company.

    During the weekend, Wittenborg University also paid a visit to the Netherlands Education Support Office (Neso) in Moscow to introduce its new brochures and meet the study in holland consultants who advise prospective students and organise promotion activities.

    WUP 23/3/2014

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    Wittenborg to launch a new International MBA programme
    by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 9:49 AM
     

    Wittenborg University is currently in the process of validating and accrediting a new Master programme, the i-MBA (International Master of Business Administration). The programme will combine traditional MBA subjects with the opportunity for students to specialize in distinct pathways, such as Entrepreneurship, Hospitality or Consultancy

    Wittenborg to launch a new International MBA programme 

    Wittenborg University is currently in the process of validating and accrediting a new Master programme, the i-MBA (International Master of Business Administration). The programme will combine traditional MBA subjects with the opportunity for students to specialize in distinct pathways, such as Entrepreneurship, Hospitality or Consultancy.  Currently the programme is under peer review by the German, Swiss and Austria based FIBAA, and later other international accreditations, including the Dutch NVAO will be applied.

    The i-MBA degree programme is aimed at providing graduates with the skills and competencies to fulfil management positions in the field of business administration, both in the public and private sector. These positions can  include management or policy- making positions in  large organisations, as  well  as positions of management in small  to medium sized companies (SMEs). An aim is that students are able to critically  analyse and evaluate various developments within an  organisation so  that they can  form,  create and instigate policies, visions and aims and solutions within that organisation. They should be in a position to analyse the  strategic processes  and vision of  a company  or  organisation and  using this   analysis apply and implement tools to innovate, optimise and (re-)structure these processes using an  integral approach. From an international perspective the students should learn to analyse the   environment they find themselves in and adapt their behaviour and role according to the  macro and micro environments they find themselves in.

    The i-MBA programme is aimed at both international and local  students who have worked or are working within an international context in the fields of management and administration, either in business or non-commercial organisations, and aspire to continue developing...

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