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    Wittenborg Students Looking  Forward to a Summer of Beach, Music Festivals and Chinese Beer!
    by Wittenborg News - Friday, 31 July 2015, 12:41 PM
     

    Wittenborg Students Looking Forward to a Summer of Beach, Music Festivals and Chinese Beer!Wittenborg Students Looking Forward to a Summer of Beach, Music Festivals and Chinese Beer!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wittenborg Students Looking  Forward to a Summer of Beach, Music Festivals and Chinese Beer!

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    School is out for summer and despite the fickle Dutch weather - ranging from heatwaves to storms and even ground frost – we continue to dream of beach parties, flip-flops, late-night concerts and ice-cream!

    What will students from Wittenborg University be doing this summer? While a good many will be hitting the road, whether to travel around in Europe or back to their home countries, others will stay put in Holland attending concerts and even working!

     Hanne Garvink Hanne Garvink from Norway will spent the summer in her hometown, Trondheim. “We have a holiday house there. I will spend time with my family and friends. I imagine there will be lots of swimming, fishing, relaxing and just enjoying the sun.
    Nicola Ojoki Nicola Ojoki from South Sudan says he will working most of the summer. “I work part-time for a tailoring company that makes uniforms for restaurants.” He will also make time to go to a few music festivals later this summer. “I am part of a music group and play different instruments like drums and guitar.”
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    Jason He Wei will go back to his home country, China, and can’t wait to see his family. “It gets very hot in my city, but luckily we have air conditioning. Besides traveling I don’t think I will be doing much other than playing video games and drinking Chinese beer!”

    Melvis Tabe Oben Melvis Tabe Oben who lives in Spijkenisse says she will...
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    Wittenborg Lecturer, Muhammad Ashfaq, Presents Paper on Digital Manufacturing in Portugal
    by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:53 AM
     

    Wittenborg Lecturer, Muhammad Ashfaq, Presents Paper on Digital Manufacturing in PortugalWittenborg Lecturer, Muhammad Ashfaq, Presents Paper on Digital Manufacturing in Portugal

    http://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-lecturer-muhammad-ashfaq%C2%A0presents-paper-digital-manufacturing-portugal.htm

    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 International Conference held earlier this month. The bi-annual conference attracts scholars from all over the world and gives an opportunity for researchers to share their innovative ideas.

    Ashfaq highlighted the fact that the manufacturing industry has undergone significant changes in recent years, especially due to the advancement in information and technology as well as the advantages it holds for the sector. He outlined some of the most important findings with the conference:

    "The advancement in technology has paved the way for digital manufacturing around the world and it comprise of many aspects such as advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing (AM), 3D printing and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). The advantages of digital manufacturing for the industry are highly promising such as decrease in product development duration and cost.  Digital manufacturing brings opportunities and challenges for the industries of various countries. It has profound impact on all the aspects of a modern day manufacturing industry because of innovation through digital product design, digitizing the factory shop-floor, globalizing through digital supply chain management and digital customization of marketing sales and services."

    Ashfaq added that industry has a huge significance for the European economies. "According to a European Commission (2010) report, the European single market consists of more than 500 million consumers, 220 million workers and ...

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    Number of British Students Who Go Abroad Continues to Grow - Netherlands is a Top Study Destination
    by Wittenborg News - Monday, 27 July 2015, 3:03 PM
     

    Number of British Students Who Go Abroad Continues to Grow - Netherlands is a Top Study Destination

    Number of British Students Who Go Abroad Continues to Grow - Netherlands is a Top Study Destination

    http://www.wittenborg.eu/number-british-students-who-go-abroad-continues-grow-netherlands-top-study-destination.htm

    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 the study trends between US and UK students.

    Meanwhile, a record number of British students studied abroad last year totaling 28 640 – a 58% increase on the previous year, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has reported. This comes in the wake of harsher visa regulations to be introduced for international students in the UK which might see their numbers drop substantially.

    The British Council survey also revealed that Business & Administration is the most popular programme among US students wanting to go abroad, while it is the 3rd most popular choice for UK students.

    Wittenborg University’s School of Business offers a Broad Bachelor in International Business Administration (IBA) with different specializations like Economic Management, Marketing & Communication, Logistics & International Trade as well as an IBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business which will be offered at Wittenborg’s new location in Amsterdam from September 2015. Wittenborg also offers an MBA for those who wish to further their studies.

    The survey found that UK and US students are more likely to go abroad for undergraduate studies as oppose to post-graduate studies. More than a third of US respondents expressed a desire to go abroad compared to 50% in the UK.

    “For both UK and US students the cultural experience of studying abroad was a significantly stronger driver than academic or employability related factors. While UK students valued study abroad as a unique ...

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    Transnational Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Managment - what that means.
    by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 26 July 2015, 5:07 PM
     

    Transnational Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Managment - what that means.Transnational Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Managment - what that means.

    http://www.wittenborg.eu/transnational-bachelor-degree-hospitality-managment-what-means.htm

    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 September 2015 the Bachelor degree in Hospitality Management at Wittenborg will be a true transnational degree programme, offering students a unique opportunity to gain two degrees from two Universities in two countries and in a combination of two different academic systems.

    Wittenborg University now offers its International Business Administration degree in Hospitality Management in combination with a validated Final Year of the Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality Management of the University of Brighton.

    Essentially, this means that all Hospitality Management students at Wittenborg who have completed years 1 and 2 will be able to gain a double degree after year 3. This includes students currently in the first and second years of the programme.

    How has this been achieved? - Students from the second phase IBA Hospitality Management have been able to stream into the final year at the University of Brighton since the validated progression agreement of 2009, and the double EuroBA award has been in place since 2013, however now the full final year at Wittenborg has been validated and approved for shared delivery, which means that students do not need to travel to the UK to complete their UK part of their studies.

    Wittenborg University is a University of Applied Sciences, and it's programme is 240 European Credits. The University of Brighton, a research University, offers a 180 European Credit programme, which lacks work experience modules. Wittenborg has successfully integrated the ...

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    Graduate from Nepal Impresses With "Knock-Out" Dissertation and Determination
    by Wittenborg News - Friday, 24 July 2015, 1:03 PM
     

    Graduate from Nepal Impresses With "Knock-Out" Dissertation and Determination

    http://www.wittenborg.eu/graduate-nepal-impresses-knock-out-dissertation-and-determination.htm

    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 International Business Administration (IBA) last Friday during Wittenborg’s Summer Graduation Ceremony. 

    Karki’s tutor, Dr Saskia Harkema, praised him for his dedication to his studies. “He knocked our socks off with the presentation of his dissertation,” Harkema told the audience on Friday.

    Karki said in an interview he plans to do a Master of Science degree at Wittenborg next year.

    Graduate from Nepal Impresses With "Knock-Out" Dissertation and DeterminationHi, Santosh. Which IBA specialization did you follow at Wittenborg?
    Economics and Management

    Economics and Management

    Why did you decide to study in the Netherlands?
    I came to know the Netherlands is the first European country that are offering courses in an English medium.

    Why did you choose Wittenborg University?
    I got detailed information about the university from the Student Registrar, Santosh Aryal, and I was impressed.

    How did your expectations of Wittenborg live up to the reality?
    It came true as I expected before coming to study at Wittenborg.

    What are your career plans post-graduation?
    I will do my Masters at Wittenborg.


    Why do you prefer continuing your studies in the Netherlands?
    I am planning to stay in Netherlands because I found it to be multicultural and diversified. I am also emotionally attached to the place.

    In which city did you stay while studying and what were your impressions of that city?
    Apeldoorn and Amsterdam. Both cities are very good.

    What were some of the challenges you faced as a student  while studying?
    I was treated as a...

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    More International Students to Flock to Countries Like the Netherlands as UK Tighten Rules on Non-EU Students?
    by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:23 PM
     

    More International Students to Flock to Countries Like the Netherlands as UK Tighten Rules on Non-EU Students?More International Students to Flock to Countries Like the Netherlands as UK Tighten Rules on Non-EU Students?

    http://www.wittenborg.eu/more-international-students-flock-countries-netherlands-uk-tighten-rules-non-eu-students.htm

    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 work rights for non-EU students studying at publicly funded colleges are to be scrapped, while college-enrolled students will also have no possibility of applying for a work visa while in the UK.  The latter means that college graduates hoping for a job will have to apply for a work visa from their home countries, despite graduating in the UK.

    From next month all non-EU students at public colleges, just like those at private ones, will loose their right to work for up to 10 hours a week during their studies. Other measures - like preventing students from applying to stay on in Britain and work when they finish their course, unless they leave the country first – will be introduced in the autumn. Despite the British tabloid, the Daily Mail, reporting last week that the new rules would apply to all non-EU students, it will in fact only target those in Further Education (FE).

    The new rules might mean other countries, like the Netherlands with more lenient student visa regulations, can expect more students to flock to their shores.  In the Netherlands all international graduates of Dutch higher education institutions can stay a maximum of 12 months after graduation to look for a job – the so-called “zoekjaar”. They are also allowed to work up to 10 hours a week while they are studying.

    Graduates also enjoy privileged access to the Dutch labour market with lower wage requirements once they’re orientation year expired. During the zoekjaar...

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    Wittenborg Graduates Will Continue Studies at the World's Most Elite Universities
    by Wittenborg News - Monday, 20 July 2015, 8:55 PM
     

    Wittenborg Graduates Will Continue Studies at the World's Most Elite Universities

    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 University (both in the Netherlands) as well as Hult International Business School in San Francisco are all regularly feature in Top 100 World University charts.

    Wittenborg Graduates Will Continue Studies at the World's Most Elite UniversitiesVeerle Knechten, a Dutch graduate, is excited to start at Hult International Business School in San Francisco in the autumn. In 2014 the Financial Times ranked Hult as in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. The esteemed financial paper also ranked it's MBA programme as 2nd in the world for international course experience and 4th for international business.

    At Wittenborg Knechten specialized in Marketing and Communication. She said she chose Wittenborg because of its diversity and the opportunity to complete her Bachelor degree within 2 years. She highly recommends studying in the Netherlands and staying in Apeldoorn where Wittenborg's main campus is located. "I loved staying in Apeldoorn! Nice place for going out and people are very friendly. I enjoyed living here. The Netherlands has some good teaching methods and there are beautiful places to see." She was inspired by lectures Bob Dyson, Alexander Bauer and Emiel Schiphorst. "As long as you study very hard, be motivated and plan everything correctly, you can graduate from Wittenborg in 2 years."

    Wittenborg Graduates Continue Studies at the World's Most Elite UniversitiesRosine Nzambi Mpungu, who was born in the Congo, will do her Master Degree at Leiden University. Leiden University also features in the Times Top 100 Listings (64) for 2014-2015 and is THE's highest ranking Dutch university. She specialized in Economics and Management and did her internship at a software company, Book You, in Amsterdam. She decided to study in ...

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    Wittenborg Celebrates Summer Graduation Ceremony in True International Form!
    by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 18 July 2015, 10:46 AM
     

    Wittenborg University Summer 2015 Graduates CelebrateWittenborg Celebrates Summer Graduation Ceremony in True International Form!

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    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!

    A total of 14 graduates received Bachelor degrees along with 1 Master of Science degree graduate, Marina Valkovska (International Event Management), while another, Iryna Bernatska, received recognition for completing Wittenborg’s Foundation course

    Wittenborg University Registrar Santosh Aryal Congratulates Mario Wolters (Germany) on Receiving his degree.Wittenborg’s Academic Dean, Dr Jacques Kaat, reminded students of the advantage they have over graduates from other schools because of their international experience. “Employment prospects are a lot better for international students, because they have ‘transferable international skills combined with specialist knowledge’.  You know culture is like an onion, you can peel away the layers and go deeper to get to the core, but on the surface you can see how different we all are. Difference in dress, customs, different foods. That’s what brings spice and variety to life. And you are comfortable with it because you are global citizens. We should enjoy and celebrate those differences. I hope that during your time at Wittenborg you have acquired a natural curiosity for those kind of differences. And that you have learned to expect the unexpected. You have intercultural adaptability. As Wittenborg alumnus you have the edge.”

    Wittenborg Celebrates Summer Graduation Ceremony in True International Form!He also provided tips on navigating the job market. “You all may wonder: Will I get a good job? Very likely, yes. It depends on your motivation and drive. A good job does not fall in your lap, you have to work for it. And keep working on it. If the perfect job does not come along, don’t wait for it to happen but go ...

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    Wittenborg to Bring Affordable Private Education to Amsterdam, Combining Entrepreneurship with Structured Education says New Dean in BNR NieuwsRadio Interview.
    by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 1:17 PM
     

    New Dean Wittenborg Amsterdam in BNR Radio Interview

    Wittenborg to Bring Affordable Private Education to Amsterdam, Combining Entrepreneurship with Structured Education says New Dean in BNR NieuwsRadio Interview.

    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 combines innovation with structured education.

    So says the Dean of Wittenborg Amsterdam, Timo Timmerman, who fielded questions on BNR NieuwsRadio this week about what distinguishes Wittenborg’s programme from other similar business training programmes in the city.

    According to him now is also the ideal time for young start-ups to be based in Amsterdam as a city already bustling with young entrepreneurs and eager to attract and retain more. “There is however a need for structured entrepreneurship directed education combined with the practicalities and creative freedom to start your own business. We see more and more young people who want to do that and the city of Amsterdam stimulates that,” Timmerman told BNR.

    The emphasis of the Amsterdam version of the IBA programme will be on entrepreneurship with minors in Family Business, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Sales and Branding.  Wittenborg University’s headquarters is in Apeldoorn where it provides education to international students from more than 50 different nationalities. It is expected that the new programme will attract an estimated 300 students by 2018.

    Timmerman, who is the former founder and owner of the New Business School Amsterdam and until recently director of Nyenrode NBS brings a wealth of experience and contacts from both the business world and education sector to his new job at Wittenborg.

    “Thanks to the international character of the education and the diversity of both students and staff, this entirely English-taught programme is ...

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    Wittenborg's Second Apeldoorn Location at the Spoorstraat almost ready to open at the end of August!
    by Wittenborg News - Monday, 13 July 2015, 10:30 AM
     

    Wittenborg's Second Apeldoorn Location at the SpoorstraatWittenborg's Second Apeldoorn Location at the Spoorstraat almost ready to open at the end of August!

    http://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborgs-second-apeldoorn-location-spoorstraat-almost-ready-open-end-august.htm

    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 bus station.

    Since April, local Apeldoorn companies have been hard at work, renovating the 100 year old former Catholic boys school into a modern and representative location for Wittenborg University's postgraduate programmes and research centre. Last week the lettering was mounted on top of the building, allowing the outside world to be made aware of Wittenborg's expansion.

    the new Spoorstraat location situated on the north side of the train and bus station.The grand opening of the Spoorstraat will take place on 28th of August at the end of the Introduction Week for new students, and will allow friends and relations of Wittenborg, and of course students and staff to see the new facility for themselves.

    The Spoorstraat will house Wittenborg's growing library and media centre, and most of the teaching done there will be for the Master programmes in Event Management, International Hospitality and in Tourism. Also the MBA programmes will be delivered at the Spoorstraat, making use of the more flexible opening times available there. From 2016 two new Master variants will be offered : an MBA in Clean Technology and a Master of Science in Sports Business & Management.

    Bachelor students will also regularly be able to take the walk from the Aventus building to the Spoorstraat, as they will be able to collect and return all their text books at the library facility. All language classes will be offered at the Spoorstraat and Bachelor student exams will all take place in the examination facility there - 8 exam weeks a year!

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