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    Wittenborg, Saxion and Fotovakschool Join Forces in Pre-Summer Barbecue
    by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 4:03 PM
     

    Wittenborg, Saxion and Fotovakschool Join Forces in Pre-Summer Barbecue

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    Wittenborg, Saxion and Fotovakschool Join Forces in Pre-Summer BarbecueIt’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 students and staff from all three institutes. From Wittenborg’s side there were 30 people – students, lecturers, the admission team and front desk team – making up a good international mix.

    It was organised jointly by Wittenborg student society, SWIFT, and the Saxion student society, Studievereniging Promaître. The idea is to establish good relations between the three institutes of higher education, all located a stone’s throw away from each other.

    Wittenborg, Saxion and Fotovakschool Join Forces in Pre-Summer BarbecueAll three are clustered on the city-side of the Apeldoorn Railway Station where Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences opened a new location in 2015, followed shortly by Saxion’s Hospitality Business School. The Fotovakschool was already established.

    WUP 27/6/2017

    by Anesca Smith
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    Dutch Manufacturers Urged to Embrace Robotics at RECap Event
    by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 25 June 2017, 5:04 PM
     

    Dutch Manufacturers Urged to Embrace Robotics at RECap Event

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    Dutch Manufacturers Urged to Embrace Robotics at RECap Event 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 businesses.

    RECap is short for the Robotics Experience Centre Testing Ground Project. Wittenborg is one of the education partners in this exciting project, which advances robotics technology in the eastern provinces of the Netherlands - something the partners hope will strengthen the country’s Smart Industry overall and result in employment growth.

    Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, and its Financial and Quality Manager, Harry Maatjes, held a workshop where they set out the changes robotics will bring in the work environment and the development of current employers within the Smart Industry.

    Dutch Manufacturers Urged to Embrace Robotics at RECap Event The project is a collaboration between ESPS – the manufacturer behind the Robotics Experience Centre in Almelo and also a member of the WWINN Group – SMEs, Conway as well as industrial end users Vernay Europa B.V. and Wouter Witzel Eurovalve. The knowledge partners are Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences and the University of Twente.

    Feng said robotics will give manufacturers a competitive edge in their distinctive markets – both locally and internationally. “Proven technology is also becoming more and more affordable. There is no universal manual for robotisation, but the possibilities are endless through the flexibility of robots and computer programmes.”

    According to Feng, a people-centred robotisation implementation strategy is needed, based on current organisational culture. Wittenborg is looking towards developing a unique MBA programme catering to the management needs of smart industry, and is ...

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    Wittenborg Pursues Academic Partnerships in Russia
    by Wittenborg News - Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:39 AM
     

    Wittenborg Pursues Academic Partnerships in Russia

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    Wittenborg Pursues Academic Partnerships in RussiaWittenborg’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 global fame when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, and is Russia biggest and busiest sea resort area. It continues to support many large sport events such as the FIFA Confederations Cup, currently on until 2 July, 2017, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

    Birdsall is in Moscow until Friday for the Higher School of Economics (HSE) International Partners Week which started Monday. The HSE has over 300 partners with international universities and research organisations, and is participating in several international comparative studies.

    The Russian International Olympic University was founded by President Vladimir Putin in the build-up to the Winter Olympics. 

    Wittenborg Pursues Academic Partnerships in RussiaBirdsall said of his visit: “I was impressed with the new learning facility. I paid them a visit to discuss collaboration opportunities and a possible academic partnership. They offer post-graduate (Master) programmes in Sport Management and have a master class with many international students from around the world taught by a highly international faculty, many of whom fly in from other universities.”

    WUP 23/6/2017

    by Anesca Smith
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    IBA Student a Volunteer at World's Largest Cycling Conference
    by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:09 AM
     

    IBA Student a Volunteer at World's Largest Cycling Conference

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    IBA Student a Volunteer at World's Largest Cycling ConferenceThe 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 Nijmegen, in the east of Holland.

    The 3-day conference was opened by no less than the Dutch monarch himself, King Willem-Alexander. Of the 17 million inhabitants in the Netherlands, 13,5 million are cyclists! In fact, the Dutch and the Danes are the world’s leading cycling countries.

    Bertha, who is Indonesian, had such a great time that she’s already decided to volunteer for Velo-City 2018.  “I really enjoyed volunteering for two days. It was an eye-opener for me and gave me ideas related to my study as well as my life after my studies.” She responded after organisers made a call for volunteers through Wittenborg’s work placement officer, Adrianne Jonquière-Breure.

    IBA Student a Volunteer at World's Largest Cycling ConferenceBertha is currently doing an IBA (Bachelor) in Logistics and International Trade, and joined Wittenborg in August, 2016. One of the highlights for her was attending the keynote address and “meeting people from all over the world” she said.

    “I’m looking forward to volunteering for Velo-City 2018, and others if Wittenborg have  volunteering vacancies for conferences.”


    WUP 21/6/2017

    by Anesca Smith
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    Dutch Universities a Step Closer to Offering Full Degrees Abroad
    by Wittenborg News - Monday, 19 June 2017, 6:03 PM
     

    Dutch Universities a Step Closer to Offering Full Degrees Abroad

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    Dutch Universities a Step Closer to Offering Full Degrees AbroadDutch 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.

    Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is one of the institutes planning to open its first transnational campus – in Vienna, Austria – later this year.

    The idea behind the proposed legislation is to promote internationalism in higher education. Outgoing minister of higher education, Jet Bussemaker, promised senators that the bill would be subject to evaluation every five years to see if its intentions are still on the right track.

    The Socialist Party (SP) and Geert Wilders’ PVV registered their objections against the draft law. SP fears commercial gain is the motivation behind its proposal and, together with Groen Links, seeks more clarity on its necessity and wider value.

    The detail and general conditions of the proposed legislation is expected to be published after the summer. It will address the question of what institutions will do with the profits gleaned from programmes offered abroad. It will also touch on matters such as quality, anticipated financial risks, academic freedom in countries where freedom of speech is limited (or where there is no full access to internet data), as well as the wisdom of offering degrees in countries with questionable track records of human rights.

    Dutch research universities currently offer more than 240 international joint and double-degree programmes, according to a research paper by Dr Rosa Becker, a senior researcher at the Netherlands Organisation for Internationalisation of Education (EP-Nuffic), published by the Observatory on Borderless ...

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    Wittenborg Webinar a Big Hit with Prospective Students - Look out for the Next One!
    by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 17 June 2017, 11:49 AM
     

    Wittenborg Webinar a Big Hit with Prospective Students - Look out for the Next One!

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    Wittenborg Webinar a Big Hit with Prospective Students - Look out for the Next One!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 Wittenborg and its various Bachelor and Master degree programmes, whilst providing further information on Project Weeks, internships and the general study experience.

    Wittenborg is one of the most international institutes of higher education in the Netherlands with two locations in the Netherlands –  Apeldoorn and Amsterdam - and another one to open in September in Vienna, Austria.

    WUP 16/6/2017 Wittenborg Webinar a Big Hit with Prospective Students - Look out for the Next One!Wittenborg admission officer, Florian Oosterberg, said: “It proved to be a fun and interactive way to connect with our future students. We will definitely host another webinar soon!”

    The next Open Day at Wittenborg’s Spoorstraat 23 location in Apeldoorn will be on 18 June, 2017. Updates on the next seminar will be posted on the Wittenborg website, or follow us on Facebook.

    WUP 17/6/2017

    by Anesca Smith
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    Wittenborg Awarded NRTO Quality Mark!
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 15 June 2017, 6:25 PM
     

    Wittenborg Awarded NRTO Quality Mark!

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    Wittenborg Awarded NRTO Quality Mark!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 NRTO (Nederlandse Raad voor Training en Opleiding) is the Dutch Council for Private Universities and Institutions for Education and Training and an independent body. Wittenborg will proudly be showcasing the quality label on its website and other marketing platforms and material.

    After an extensive audit, the NRTO has concluded that Wittenborg complies with the high standards required for attaining the quality mark. This includes transparency about its services and products, adequate service, professional conduct with clients, and expertise among its academic and support staff.

    Private institutes for higher education and exam agencies offer a diverse range of degree and training programmes. The NRTO quality mark is written proof of the quality of the services provided, and helps consumers and businesses make the right choices.

    WUP 15/6 /2017

    by Anesca Smith
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    Wittenborg in Amsterdam: Young Entrepreneur wants to Help Businesses Profit from Smart Social Media Strategies
    by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:48 PM
     

    Wittenborg in Amsterdam: Young Entrepreneur wants to Help Businesses Profit from Smart Social Media Strategies

    http://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-amsterdam-young-entrepreneur-wants-help-businesses-profit-smart-social-media-strategies


    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 businesses profit from digital marketing in several ways. Essentially, Doove wants to help business owners build their companies in such a way that they and their employees are excited about going to work.

    “Environment is key if you want to achieve anything”
    Born in Leiden and raised in Noordwijk, Doove was part of Wittenborg's first intake of students at its programme in Amsterdam, which it opened in September 2015, offering the IBA specialisation in Entrepreneurship & Small Business.

    “I chose Wittenborg because I wanted a practical education and liked the idea of being around people who have a similar mindset. Environment is key if you want to achieve anything.
    Doove is the director of start-up company Crabstick Media, which was started in 2017.  The company manages and creates impactful social media content for businesses, helps them figure out which social media channels are most fitting and optimal times for posting, as well as meaningful engagement with social media communities.

    “I don’t want to work with companies that sell rubbish to other people”
    Integrity is super important for Doove: “I work with people who not only want to build businesses, but also believe in their products. I don’t want to work with people who sell rubbish to others. I want to help them achieve a common goal. In that way I also grow as a person and professional. I think it’s a nice trade-off.”

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    Wittenborg Students Eager to Play Football after Charity Tournament
    by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 11 June 2017, 2:50 PM
     

    Wittenborg Students Eager to Play Football after Charity Tournament

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    Wittenborg Students Eager to Play Football after Charity TournamentIs 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 – a charity event which benefitted the 3 FM Serious Request charity organisation.

    Teams from different age groups battled it out on two makeshift fields on Apeldoorn Marktplein – the square in front of the local town hall.

    Wittenborg student, Mukadas Kolawole Alashe - who was instrumental in getting Wittenborg students involved – says he has since received many requests from students eager to play more football. “Who knows, we might even form our own team to play against local teams in Apeldoorn,” he says.

    Wittenborg students played 4 matches in total, with 5 players from each side per match. Did they win? “It’s about supporting the charity, and also staying healthy and fostering team spirit, encouraging students to get together for extra-curricular activity.”

    WUP 11/6/2017

    by Anesca Smith
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    The Onward March of Robotics Requires Restructuring in the Work Place, Wittenborg Student's Research Shows
    by Wittenborg News - Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:23 AM
     

    The Onward March of Robotics Requires Restructuring in the Work Place, Wittenborg Student's Research Shows

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    The Onward March of Robotics Requires Restructuring in the Work Place, Wittenborg Student's Research ShowsStudents 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 investigated what impact the increased use of robotics has on organisational growth and human resources in manufacturing - specifically the automobile industry.

    To make a qualitative analysis he did extensive interviews with managers and workers at Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, a young Nigerian automobile company and Africa’s first indigenous car manufacturer.

    Stanley recently presented his findings at Wittenborg, which was coincidentally announced last year as one of the education partners in a project advancing robotics technology in the east Netherlands. The project aims to strengthen the country’s smart industry and create employment.

    Stanley’s findings indicated that robotics necessitates a restructuring of skills in the working environment. It identified the nature of job roles and competencies that will emerge from increased implementation of robotics in the automobile industry.

    “Robotics is used for all sorts of purposes in the automobile industry – from welding and painting to car assembling. They keep down costs and work efficiently. So while robots simplify production processes and reduce manufacturing costs, it doesn’t mean humans are made obsolete. Companies just need to figure out what skills and knowledge employees need for effective collaboration with robots,” Stanley said in his presentation.

    “The study suggested several ways to bridge this gap of knowledge: retraining of existing staff,...

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