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    Brexit- and the possible effects on Wittenborg
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:27 PM
     

    Brexit- and the possible effects on Wittenborg

    Brexit- and the possible effects on Wittenborg

    (original article: http://www.wittenborg.eu/brexit-and-possible-effects-wittenborg.htm )

    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 leaving the EU in a so-called 'Brexit' might be attractive to Dutch higher education institutions that offer a similar education product to international students, as surveys carried out amongst EU and non-EU students currently studying at UK universities.

    UK international students recently have shown that they consider the UK to be less attractive study destination 'out' of Europe. The Netherlands is well placed to offer alternative programmes to international students, and especially EU students can enjoy much lower fees when studying in Holland. A Brexit could mean that EU international students will have to pay the higher fees that non-EU students pay, and would not be eligible to receive the tuition fee loans, which is currently the case.

    From an initial point of view, the UK leaving the EU in a so-called 'Brexit' might be attractive to Dutch higher education institutions that offer a similar education product to international students, as surveys carried out amongst EU and non-EU students currently studying at UK universities.Critics to this say that that the UK higher education reputation is robust and will continue to attract foreign students in the same way as it has always done.

    WUAS might benefit from Brexit in one aspect - it offers UK degrees in Business, Hospitality, Tourism, Events and Sports Management, however as the Netherlands is in the European Union it will not be hampered by a Brexit, in what it can offer EU students, however it is the provision of these UK degrees that could present an issue.

    WUAS enjoys a close partnership with the UK University of Brighton, and is validated to offer University of Brighton bachelor's and master's degrees in the areas mentioned. The partnership is seen by both sides to be strategic, and integral and the programmes are offered jointly - through ...

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    Fancy a walk in Vondel Park? - Invitation to join the 'Survivors Walk of Hope' - a walk in Vondel Park, Amsterdam, Sunday 26th June 2016? - Invitation to join the 'Survivors Walk of Hope' - an initiative originating in Africa, now in Amsterdam
    by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 9:43 PM
     

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

    Fancy a walk in Vondel Park? - Invitation to join the 'Survivors Walk of Hope' - a walk in Vondel Park, Amsterdam, Sunday 26th June 2016k? - Invitation to join the 'Survivors Walk of Hope' - an initiative originating in Africa, now in Amsterdam

    (original article:http://www.wittenborg.eu/fancy-walk-vondel-park-invitation-join-survivors-walk-hope-walk-vondel-park-amsterdam-sunday-26th )

    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 Africa and will no doubt touch the hearts of all staff, students and friends and relations of Wittenborg. The Survivors walk of Hope is organised with the charity Out of Africa Children's Foundation which Tanya visited earlier this year, and WUP reported about her meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in April of this year, Meeting Nobel Prize Winner Desmond Tutu

    Work Placement or Graduation Assignment in South Africa?

    South African organiser, Kim Highfield, also assists students to arrange their work placement or graduation assignment in South Africa - the walk on Sunday 26th June is an 'open invitation' for Wittenborg University students to greet and meet Kim and discuss their possibilities!

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

    Out of Africa Children's Foundation International invites you to its first Survivors Walk of Hope in the Netherlands! Numerous cancer survivors will be present to show that there is HOPE for being cancer-free and encourage those who are still walking the long path of recovery. The event has the goal to encourage patients who suffer from cancer and their families not to give up or lose hope.

    The Survivor’s Walk of Hope is an initiative of Out of Africa Children’s foundation in South Africa to raise awareness and give HOPE to all the people who are cancer survivors...

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    WUSH - Wittenborg's Karel van der Zande to make a flight of 2400KM in a glider
    by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 19 June 2016, 10:16 PM
     

    WUSH - Wittenborg's Karel van der Zande to make a flight of 2400KM in a glider

    WUSH - Wittenborg's Karel van der Zande to make a flight of 2400KM in a glider

    (original article: http://www.wittenborg.eu/wush-wittenborgs-karel-van-der-zande-make-flight-2400km-glider.htm )

    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 without an engine). The race will stretch from the Netherlands to Poland, a flight of over 2400 KM, and the first glider to return to the Netherlands is the winner.

    The race is called 'Euroglide 2016', and the goal is to fly the distance in the shortest possible time and Karel will fly this contest in a two seater glider called a Duo Discus, registration PH 1171, with three other pilots; Patrick Hoeve, Ronald de Ronde and Constantijn Neeteson.

    Wittenborg University is sponsoring Karel's exciting Euroglide 2016 team and the Wittenborg University logo can be seen on the van and equipment trailer following him.

    The Competition
    The start of the competition is in Venlo, in this group there 14 gliders. The first turning point is at Borkenbergen Germany, the second Plock, near Warszawa, the third in the south of Poland Krosno, back to Borkenbergen and Venlo. (Black line in the picture) - 'We can fly the competition in 4 to 14 days - all depending on good flying weather', according to Karel van der Zande.

    Euroglide 2016

    Euroglide 2016 - How can a glider fly such a distance without engines?

    How can a glider fly such a distance without engines?

    Gliders need thermals to gain altitude. Thermals are rising columns of air (see picture). A thermal is created by the sun, because the sun heats the soil and that caused the air to rise. A glider can gain 1 to 2 kilometers of altitude in a thermal.
    A glider is an aircraft without engines,  you can compare it with a bicycle, which also doesn’t have engines. If you are on a hill and driving ...

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    Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recruiting for next academic year!
    by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 18 June 2016, 11:49 AM
     

    Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recruiting for next academic year!

    Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recruiting for next academic year!

    (original article: http://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-university-applied-sciences-recruiting-next-academic-year.htm)

    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 international education team, sharing their knowledge and experience with international and national students. Currently, Wittenborg offers bachelors' and masters' programmes in two schools, the School of Business and the School of Hospitality & Tourism.

    Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recruiting for next academic year!Wittenborg is growing into a broad management university with 5 schools and is starting masters' and bachelors' specialisations in the School of Arts & Technology, School of Health & Sport, and School of Education from the coming season. Wittenborg is determined to ensure

    the provision of cross-discipline & applied-sciences education to assure its graduates are more suited for the future job market, within an international context.

    We are currently looking for experienced academics to teach in our MBA and MSc programmes. Teaching subjects include:

    • Operations Management
    • Strategic Management
    • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • International Management
    • Information Management
    • Sport Marketing
    • Sport Business Management
    • Education Management
    • Critical Perspectives in Hospitality Management
    • Critical Perspectives in Tourism
    • Management Accounting & Finance

    Which qualities and qualifications are required from your end?

    • Minimum PhD or Double Master’s degree with extensive teaching, research and publication experience at a higher education institution
    • Demonstrable potential in teaching and research (preferably with experience as a lecturer/trainer)

    What does ...

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    New New Programme - 3 year BSc Business- Double degree in Amsterdam
    by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 9:31 PM
     

    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.

    New New Programme - 3 year BSc Business- Double degree in Amsterdam

    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 students to gain both the Dutch BBA degree 'International Business Administration in Entrepreneurship' and a UK BSC in business the program will be taught by lecturers from both institutes.

    New Programme - BSc Business- Double degree in Amsterdam

    The BSc top-up programme will comprise of a number of elective modules allowing students to choose subjects to reflect their entrepreneurial ambitions, and will be offered in both the
    three-year 'Fast Track' version and the four year variant, more normal at universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands.

    The combined BSc and EBA Final Years' have been approved and validated recently by a panel from the University of Brighton and Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' Education Board.

    Some highlights of the EBA program include the 'apprentice' project weeks - six weeks in the first year and six weeks in the second year -  in which students are encouraged to emulate the famous BBC television programme 'the apprentice' . During these project weeks, students are formed into teams and given competitive business tasks that will improve and increase their entrepreneurial skills and aptitude.

    The teams are given an entrepreneurial task, at the start of the week, for instance they are asked to 'to set up a company cleaning people's cars' (as in the TV programme) or, as has recently been the case, they are given an assignment for a aid-development organisation , aimed at trying to attract as much investment through crowdfunding as possible for a project in Kenya. Students worked throughout the week on their task on the project and the end of the week they present their ideas and their ...

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    Turkish students looking for Bachelor and Master programmes in the Netherlands
    by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 12 June 2016, 10:55 PM
     

    Turkish students looking for Bachelor and Master programmes in the Netherlands

    Turkish students looking for Bachelor and Master programmes in the Netherlands

    (Original article: http://www.wittenborg.eu/turkish-students-looking-bachelor-and-master-programmes-netherlands.htm)

    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 Friday. College counsellor Guniz Gucukoglu, from 'Enka Schools', Istanbul, with around 1200 students, said "Visiting a University, like Wittenborg University, makes a big difference - you can gain a lot of information from the website, but visiting the school and meeting staff and students really gives a great impression."

    The visits have been organized by the Dutch EP-NUFFIC, and organization that promotes Dutch Higher Education abroad, and the panel visited many state funded and private universities, including Wittenborg and Nyenrode University.

    Wittenborg's chairman Peter Birdsall welcomed the panel to Apeldoorn. "We are extremely pleased with the support that EP-NUFFIC and the local Netherlands Education Support offices (NESO's) offer us. We have excellent experiences with Moscow, for instance, and now with the NESO office in Turkey. We sincerely hope that the Dutch government will continue to support, and even expand its NESO support."

    The interest for study abroad is high amongst Turkish student, however the UK and the USA are firm favorites. The Netherlands is an unknown destination, according to the overall panel members, and they are pleased to promote this interesting and alternative study destination.

    WUP 12/6/2016

    by WUP

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    Wittenborg and University Partners meet in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 11:02 AM
     

    Wittenborg and University Partners meet in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    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).

    Wittenborg and University Partners meet in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    The Bachelors of International Hospitality Management is offered by Wittenborg University and the University of Brighton as an international double degree programme - the final year, a UK top-up degree is jointly taught. In the second year, students can currently study at CSHG in Spain. Within the so-called EuroBA, students have previously had the opportunity to study at partner institutes in Switzerland, Germany and France.

    Wittenborg and University Partners meet in Santiago de Compostela, SpainFrom 2017, Wittenborg Bachelor Hospitality Management students will have the opportunity to study for either year 1 or year 2 in Vienna, Austria.

    All EuroBA students have the opportunity to follow the first semester of year 3 at the University of Brighton, Eastbourne Campus.

    The awards are a BBA International Hospitality Management (Wittenborg) and a BA International Hospitality Management (Brighton).

    WUP 8/6/2016

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    Successful intercultural summer event organised by Wittenborg Student Society SWIFT
    by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 9:19 PM
     

    Successful intercultural summer event organised by Wittenborg Student Society SWIFT

    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.

    Successful intercultural summer event organised by Wittenborg Student Society SWIFTSuccessful intercultural summer event organised by Wittenborg Student Society SWIFTSuccessful intercultural summer event organised by Wittenborg Student Society SWIFT

    Priscilla Owesu, one of the students, said "it's great to meet other cultures through the sharing of food".

    SWIFT president Eric Coerver said he was 'delighted with how the event went'.

    There were speeches by students and a guest speaker recalling her experiences about living in Nepal.

    SWIFT president Eric Coerver said he was 'delighted with how the event went'.SWIFT president Eric Coerver said he was 'delighted with how the event went'.SWIFT president Eric Coerver said he was 'delighted with how the event went'.

    The students held a two minute silence in remembrance of a Wittenborg student who passed away from illness suddenly last week and at the end of the evening they released three memory balloons to remember him in a small ceremony of honor.

    The event was supported by live music provided by students.

    Priscilla Owesu, one of the students, said "it's great to meet other cultures through the sharing of food".Priscilla Owesu, one of the students, said "it's great to meet other cultures through the sharing of food".Priscilla Owesu, one of the students, said "it's great to meet other cultures through the sharing of food".

    'All in all a gathering everyone enjoyed at the lovely summery 'Heerlijk Lokaal' in Apeldoorn', according to Front Desk Student Support manager Eva van Herel.

    WUP 7/6/2016

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    "Holland is a Truly Global Country" - Pakistani Graduate
    by Wittenborg News - Monday, 6 June 2016, 1:14 PM
     

    "Holland is a Truly Global Country" - Pakistani Graduate

    http://wittenborg.eu/holland-truly-global-country-pakistani-graduate.htm

    "Holland is a Truly Global Country" - Pakistani GraduateWittenborg 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.”

    Zohair graduated in February this year after doing an IBA in Logistics and International Trade. This, despite the fact that he already earned a master's degree in Engineering in Industrial Control and Automation from a university in Pakistan in 2011. “I was working for Schneider Electric in Pakistan (in their Supply Chain department), but I did not have any related degree. I was able to complete my bachelor's degree in that field at Wittenborg within one year, which is what attracted me.”

    During his studies he stayed in Apeldoorn and worked in a Turkish restaurant over weekends on top of being an Assistant Housing Manager for Wittenborg and helping out in the university’s back office.

    What were some of the challenges he faced as an international student? “The Dutch language, the tough weather and I really suffered from home sickness – especially when it came to food!” Nonetheless, he has decided to stay on in Amsterdam after graduation to look for a job. “It is a wonderful place with diverse cultures. Especially in large cities like Amsterdam there are a lot of job opportunities.”

    He names Wittenborg senior lecturers, Dr Abdul Rauf and Dr Saskia Harkema, as some of the people who inspired him while studying in the Netherlands. “Dr Rauf is from Pakistan and he holds a good job in the Netherlands. Dr Harkema is also a source of inspiration because she is an all-rounder. My advice to current and future students is to work hard and aim high.”

    WUP 6/6/2016

    by Anesca Smith
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    University of Brighton Panel approves two new programmes at Wittenborg University
    by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 4 June 2016, 2:04 PM
     

    University of Brighton Panel approves two new programmes at Wittenborg University

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

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    approval event BSc Business MSc Sport Business Management University of Brighton at Wittenborg University

    In a unique event held in Apeldoorn, a quality assurance panel from the University of Brighton, chaired by Dr Paul Frost (Campus director, University of Brighton in Hastings), has approved the Bachelor of Science in Business and the Master of Science in Sports Business Management to be delivered at Wittenborg University.

    This was a first for the University of Brighton, combining two programmes from two faculties, the School of Port & Service Management and the Business School. For the University of Brighton Business School it also marked a first programme to be offered jointly at the Wittenborg University Campus.

    The BSc in Business will be offered alongside the Bachelor IBA Entrepreneurship and Small Business, at Wittenborg's Amsterdam location, and students who complete all the requirements for the University of Brighton degree, along with the modules for the Wittenborg University degree will be awarded with two degrees (BSc & BBA).

    The MSc in Sport Business Management, will be offered in Apeldoorn at the main Wittenborg University campusThe MSc in Sport Business Management, will be offered in Apeldoorn at the main Wittenborg University campus, and will be delivered alongside the other 3 Master of Science programmes, in International Hospitality Management, International Tourism & Event Management.

    The panel, including staff from the University of Brighton central partnerships office, and quality assurance staff was supported by 2 external members from other UK universities.  The Amsterdam team was supported by Business School staff, including Professor Aiden Berry, director of the Brighton Business School, who visited Wittenborg University for the first time.

    The MSc in Sport Business Management, will be offered in Apeldoorn at the main Wittenborg University campusOn Thursday, the panel was given a tour of the Wittenborg University facilities in Amsterdam, at the UP Building, as ...

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