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    New Academic Year Starts Tomorrow – but still 2 Bachelor entry dates to go in 2014! MSc and MBA programmes to start in October / February!
    by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 31 August 2014, 8:55 PM
     

    New Academic Year Starts Tomorrow at Wittenborg University– but still Bachelor 2 entry dates to go in 2014! MSc and MBA programmes atill to start in October / February!

    New Academic Year Starts Tomorrow – but still 2 Bachelor entry dates to go in 2014! MSc and MBA programmes to start in October / February!

    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 are 13 October and 1 December 2014. Thanks to Wittenborg’s unique block-system, it is possible for undergraduate students to start and graduate six times a year.

    Master

    Please also note there is also still opportunity to apply for this year’s postgraduate/ MSc degree programme as it will only commence in October. For

    Wittenborg’s three MSc programmes (MSc in International Hospitality Management, MSc in International Event Management and MSc in International Tourism Management) October is currently the only start possible. That applies to both full-time and part-time students.

    However, Wittenborg’s new I-MBA programme that was recently accredited, will start in February 2015 and September 2015.

    All Wittenborg’s programmes are offered entirely in English. For International and Dutch students who wish to have an international study experience it offers an ideal environment. Its management, academics, teaching and support staff have diverse backgrounds and currently represent more than 12 countries, whilst its student body represents more than 50 countries and cultures.

    International students who do not live in the European Union (EU) must apply 6-8 weeks before the entry date of choice. Students living in the EU must apply 2-4 weeks before the entry date of choice.

    The good news is, in case your application has not reached the admission team before the deadline or still being processed, it will automatically be changed into application for enrollment for the next block, unless you desire otherwise.

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    New students got a crash course in academic life at Wittenborg University during Introduction Week
    by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 30 August 2014, 4:53 PM
     

    ew 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 yearNew 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 the university’s Bachelor in International Hospitality Management for which almost a third of new students have registered with a good many showing interest in the EuroBA programme. The EuroBA is a 3-year BA Hons degree in International Hospitality Management which affords students the opportunity to earn a degree from both Wittenborg and the University of Brighton in the UK. Students have the option to study the 180 EC credit programme in 4 different countries: the Netherlands, Germany, the UK and France. Wittenborg’s registrar Santosh Aryal, said the number of new Bachelor students are standing at around 70 - at least 20% higher than last September, with still a few days left for new students to register. Last year around 20 extra students registered during the first week of Block 1. He attributes the growth to a change in advertising and marketing strategy as well as to the fact that the university’s brand value is going up with each passing year.

    “I hope we will reach the target we set for this calendar year”, Aryal said. There is still two entry dates for 2014 - in October and December. New student Mariana Baptista, from Venezuela, says she will follow the EuroBA programme and that is one of the reasons why she chose to study at Wittenborg. She wishes to one day forge a career in the hospitality industry. Outside her studies, photography is one of her hobbies.

    Marnix Doorman, another new student, is Dutch but lived for 15 years in Australia (and no, he is not a rugby fan). He will study for an IBA in Economics and Management. One of the main reasons he chose to study at Wittenborg is because of its English-taught programmes. He likes hockey.

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    New Bachelor of Hospitality Management Curriculum
    by Peter Birdsall - Friday, 29 August 2014, 6:22 PM
     

    Meet the Wittenborg University Team 2014-2015

    New Bachelor of Hospitality Management Curriculum

    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 to Wittenborg’s Education Board, the new programme will reflect both the curriculum given in all three years of the European Bachelor of Hospitality Award, given jointly with the University of Brighton and its other partners, as well as the core International Business Administration modules.

    The new Bachelor Hospitality Management (BHM) programme will this year be accredited as a separate programme, under the School of Hospitality & Tourism, and EuroBA students will follow the same curriculum when studying at Wittenborg, ether in year 1 or year 2 of their studies.

    The main differences between the IBA Hospitality curriculum given until now and this new programme is the inclusion of an extra 12 week work placement period in year 2, as well as an additional 6 hospitality subjects in year 1.

    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 new programme includes modules such as Hospitality Operations, Hotel Management, Service Management, and also areas such as International Standards and Law in Tourism, Economics and Tourism and Strategic Management in the Hotel Industry. Students will be expected to fulfil a work experience position in a company such as a restaurant, hotel or travel agency in which they will discover and learn about the business administration in these industries. New modules also include Food and Beverage Operations and Hospitality Resourcing and Business Performance.

    Hospitality Management students will now have three options for their studies:

    1.– Follow the complete programme at Wittenborg University in Apeldoorn, completing 2 international hospitality work placements and one in-company research dissertation.

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    The First Wittenborg Double Degree Student to have Graduated at the University of Brighton!
    by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:30 PM
     

    The First Wittenborg Double Degree Student to have Graduated at the University of Brighton! The First Wittenborg Double Degree Student to have Graduated at the University of Brighton! 

    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 later this year.Anesca Smith speaks to marcos, who will be finishing off his studies at Wittenborg with a dissertation in the coming Autumn term.

    You are following an unconventional study route. Can you explain how it works? Wittenborg has developed a partnership with Brighton, which gave me the great opportunity to direct entry into the final year. Due to this partnership I’m entitled too a double degree if I meet the requirements.

    When and why did you decide to do it this way?

    I was immediately excited when I heard about this partnership in 2012. I acquired information from Wittenborg management and decided to take this study route. I like challenges, variety and I have a long-term goal. This opportunity was the perfect fit.

    What was it like studying in England?

    It was a very pleasurable worthwhile experience. I have learned many things both educational and on a social level. I stayed one week at the Moulsecoomb Campus in Brighton. I rented a private studio with a beach view. The nearest campus from where I was staying was the Welkin Campus in Eastbourne, which is next to the university.

    Would you recommend the experience?

    If you like challenges, variety and like to be distinctive, I would definitely recommend it! It may require perseverance, but the end result is very rewarding. After graduating from Wittenborg, I will have a double degree along with the experience I gained. This is a true life investment!

    When will you graduate from Wittenborg?

    I am now in the last stages where I have to finish amongst other things the dissertation...

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    Wittenborg University Admissions Team Working Over Hours this Summer for the Highest Intake Ever!
    by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 9:48 PM
     

    Wittenborg University Admissions Team Working Over Hours this Summer for the Highest Intake Ever!

    Wittenborg University Admissions Team Working Over Hours this Summer for the Highest Intake Ever!

    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. 

    The University will add a number of new nationalities to complement its already diverse student base while maintaining a steady flow of students from long established nodes like China and the Netherlands itself. 

    Admissions for Wittenborg’s master programmes will continue into September while the first block for the bachelor programmes start on 1 September, with further intakes in October and December.

    For instance, the confirmed number of new Bachelor IBA students for block 1 reached 60 and counting this week – corresponding with last year’s total new admissions for September. However, Wittenborg registrar Santosh Aryal, is expecting this number to rise with about 50% by the end of August. Admissions for all the university’s programmes are still open, and with Bachelor entries in October and December, 2014 will set a new record for admissions.. “The admissions team has been very busy this summer and the trend will continue well into September. We are growing all the time.”

    Student intake for the university’s three Master of Science programmes (Master of Science in International Hospitality Management; Master of Science in International Event Management; Master of Science in International Tourism Management) will only be assessed closer to the start of the programme on 29 September 2014.

    In an interview Aryal ascribed the growth in student numbers to a new marketing and advertising strategy implemented this year although the university has seen continuous growth the past few years.  

    A high number of Nepalese students has applied and been ...

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    Study in Holland for African Students – Nuffic to open a Netherlands Education Support Office in South Africa to Promote Dutch Higher Education!
    by Wittenborg News - Friday, 15 August 2014, 2:52 PM
     

    Study in Holland | Study in the NetherlandsWUP 15/8/2014 - Study in Holland for African Students – Nuffic to open a Netherlands Education Support Office in South Africa to Promote Dutch Higher Education!

    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 particular by releasing spcific plans and actions to be effected immediately.

    After a successful fact finding mission to the country in May, Nuffic will attend the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) conference from18 – 23 August. Here it has been invited to present the recently published Dutch views on internationalization and geopolitical focus.

    Last month the Dutch Minister for Higher Education, Jet Bussemaker, released a comprehensive plan positioning the Netherlands as a knowledge economy with a quality education system offering opportunities for talented people worldwide. To attract and permanently retain top students, Bussemaker proposes a range of actions, from financial support to clearing obstacles for the further development of transnational education, and double and joint degrees. These measurements include availing 5 million euros annually for bursaries which will be allocated to international students as well as Dutch students wishing to study abroad.

    Dutch Minister of Education is hopeful that the Dutch economy will soon recover to give international students the chance to compete on the Netherlands job market. Nuffic said the IEASA conference offers a good opportunity to present  the Neso pilot and meet with the representatives of South African higher education institutions and other partners from the sector as well as the business community.

    “In this period, we will also try to arrange for interviews with potential candidates for the positions of chief representative officer and a capacity building and alumni officer. Furthermore, the remaining legal and logistical steps will be taken to formalise the establishment of...

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    Wittenborg News
    Employment and Interculturalisation in the MBA
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 7 August 2014, 11:06 PM
     

    MBA Programme - Employment and InterculturalisationWUP 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 in an international environment.This was one of the conclusions reached by the German accreditation body, FIBAA, who recently granted Wittenborg unconditional accreditation for its Master of Business (MBA) programme starting on 1 September with another entree date on 9 February 2015. The  programme also fulfill the European MBA guidelines.

    “The programmes Wittenborg offers so far are very international regarding the countries of origin of their students,” the FIBAA panel writes in its appraisal report.

    “... the internationality of the teaching staff, the use of English as language of instruction, international content in many courses and existing collaboration agreements promote the employability of the graduates in a convincing manner and equip them with skills needed to perform well in an international environment.” The panel says it expects to also be the case with the MBA-programme once it is introduced.

    The full-time Wittenborg Master of Business Admistration is an MBA degree primarily aimed at students with a non-business  bachelor degree who have at least two years experience of working in a company or organization in a position managing people, processes or both. These positions - whether in the private or public sector - can include management or policy-making positions in large organizations, as well as positions of management in small to medium sized companies.

    The FIBAA panel members applauded Wittenborg for its promotion of gender equality and the implementation of general bans on discrimination.

    “Wittenborg has put effort to ensure equality throughout the whole study ...

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    Wittenborg News
    EuroBA Hospitality Students in Business!
    by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 3 August 2014, 9:43 AM
     

    The EuroBA - or BA Hons International Hospitality Management - is a double degree programme Wittenborg University offers with the University of Brighton in the UK.

    EuroBA Hospitality Students in Business!

    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 baby food business. The EuroBA - or BA Hons International Hospitality Management - is a double degree programme Wittenborg University offers with the University of Brighton in the UK.

    The EuroBA allows IBA Hospitality Management students to spend year 2 of their studies at a partner institute in Germany (ANGELL Business School) and year 3 at the University of Brighton and Ecole de Savignac in France. Students can also opt to spend 2 years at Wittenborg completing only their final year at Brighton. Upon completion of their studies, successful candidates are awarded a degree from Wittenborg University and from the University of Brighton.

    The three students from Savignac - Edouard Ampuy, Arthur Begou and Clément Girault - managed to amass €8 120 after appealing for €8 000 in crowdfunding to start their own business.

    The idea behind their company, Comme des Papas, is to offer food for infants that matches the need of young parents today.

    “Parents are increasingly demanding information on food nutrition, taste quality, transparency and want to make sure what their babies are eating is safe,” the trio explains on the drive behind their business. “Often their is a lack of confidence in what is currently on offer.”

    “Our idea is to offer a range of quality dishes, prepared with fresh local and seasonal products and using a gentle cooking process, thus preserving the quality of the products.”

    Since their target market is the modern parent, the products are on sale on their website, at different distribution points and they even home-deliver!”

    According to the three students the money from Kiss Kiss Bank Bank is enough to...

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    Wittenborg News
    Neso Office Closures
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:34 PM
     

    Study Business in the NetherlandsNeso Office Closures

    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 to close its Neso’s in Thailand, Vietnam and Tapei while the ones in South Korea and Mexico would be transformed to Neso-desks housed at the Dutch embassies in the respective countries.  Nuffic gave the assurance that the Neso-representatives will continue to work independently from the embassies. 

    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. The slashed budget, effective from 1 January 2015, amounts to 1,9 million euros.

    In Seoul two Neso-officials will continue promote Dutch higher eduction in South Korea while Thailand will from now only have one representative. All three will work closely with the Nuffic Neso office in Indonesia which will fulfill a regional function in Southeast Asia.

    Contact details

    In South Korea the education promotion officer is Jung Hee Jung and the recently appointed chief representative officer, Leo Chung. For Neso in Thailand Agnes Niehof has been appointed as the chief representative officer.

    The new address for the Neso in South Korea as of 15 July 2014 is:

    Nuffic Neso Korea

    10th Floor Jeongdong Building, 21-15 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu

    Seoul (100-784) Republic of Korea

    T: +82-2-735-7671 F: +82-2-735-7675

    The new address for the Neso in Thailand as of 1 August 2014 is

    Nuffic Neso Thailand

    15 Soi Ton Son Lumphini, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330

    Thailand

    Tel: +66 (0)2-252 6088  Fax: +66 (0)2-252 6033

    The Neso in Vietnam is already operating from the Dutch consulate building in Hoi

    Chi Minh City.

    The new office in Vietnam is located at the ...

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    Wittenborg University Looks Forward to an Exciting New Academic Year as it Celebrates its Latest Graduates
    by Wittenborg News - Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:03 PM
     

    Wittenborg University Looks Forward to an Exciting New Academic Year as it Celebrates its Latest Graduates.

    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.

    Wittenborg University Graduation Ceremony

    University director, Peter Birdsall, also gave a glimpse of what stakeholders can look forward to in the next academic year.
    Birdsall said the past year has seen a growth in the number of students admitted to Wittenborg and a fall in the number of those students who drop out before graduation.

    The university ended the 2013-’14 year on a highlight with the news that it has received unconditional accreditation for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the German accreditation body, FIBAA. The MBA-course aimed at professionals wishing to upgrade their management skills will start in September and is open for admission now.

    The next decade or two will also see Wittenborg University expanding and dividing into five entrally managed, but independent schools: Business, Hospitality, Art and Technology and Education Birdsall said from September this year the university will slowly start splitting into a school of respectively Business and Hospitality.

    Currently, as part of its Master of Science programmes (International Hospitality Management, International Event Management, International Tourism Management) Wittenborg offers its students a double degree in conjunction with it’s UK partner, the University of Brighton. However, Birdsall said, Wittenborg will eventually aspire to offering its students a triple degree as is currently an international trend.

    The students who graduated this year are:
    Saima Jamil
    Grace Wamada
    Celina Addai
    Monique Nijman-Slikker
    Debora Ossai
    Faith Osifo
    Esther Boakye

    Wittenborg also issues special certificates for its first batch of EuroBA students - a special ...

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