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    Growing Demand for MBA in Entrepreneurship
    by Wittenborg News - Monday, 22 January 2018, 6:55 PM
     

    Growing Demand for MBA in Entrepreneurship

    https://www.wittenborg.eu/growing-demand-mba-entrepreneurship.htm

    Growing-Demand-for-MBA-in-Entrepreneurship-1Prospective MBA students seem to favour a 1-year study programme above the traditional 2-year MBA studies, a survey by London-based consultants CarringtonCrisp and the European Foundation for Management Development has found. 

    They surveyed almost 1,500 prospective MBA students from 75 nations, PIE News reports. 

    Wittenborg’s MBA programme, which offers various specialisations, is run over a period of 1.5 years, admissions officer, Florian Oosterberg, confirmed. “Students also have the option to do an internship during that period, but it is not compulsory and they choose for how long they want to do it.”

    Another interesting development in the survey’s 7-year history is a change in what students want to study. One in four indicated they want to study entrepreneurship, which only a year ago was 1 in 5. Project management, technology management and data analytics are other newcomers in the top 10 list of popular content.

    Wittenborg also offers a MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which has six entrée dates per year. The next starting dates are on 12 February 2018, and 2 April 2018.

    The most popular reasons listed for studying an MBA were: “improving employability” (32%), “improving earning potential” (28%), “pursuing an international career” (26%), and “had planned to study as part of personnel development” (25%).
     

    Source: PIE News
    Source: The Globe and Mail

    WUP 22/01/2018

    By James Wittenborg
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    Apeldoorn Student Sold on Wittenborg after Attending Open Day
    by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 20 January 2018, 2:35 PM
     

    Apeldoorn Student Sold on Wittenborg after Attending Open Day

    https://www.wittenborg.eu/apeldoorn-student-sold-wittenborg-after-attending-open-day.htm

    Apeldoorn-Student-Sold-on-Wittenborg-after-Attending-Open-Day-1When it came to choosing a university, Dutch student Eefje Slootweg, did not stray far from her hometown, Apeldoorn, after attending one of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ Open Days in 2017. 

    “I chose Wittenborg because it is a private institute and international at the same time. I went to a private school and from my own experience, classes at these institutions are generally smaller, so you have better contact with lecturers. At the same time, I was interested in studying in an international environment, which has definitely improved my English. So far Wittenborg has even exceeded my expectations – the cultural diversity is higher than I anticipated.”

    Eefje is doing an IBA in Marketing & Communication at Wittenborg, though she considered a teaching degree programme at first. “I worked at Albert Heijn supermarket and discovered that marketing and communication suits me very well, which is why I applied for the programme here. And it is even better than I expected – the level of cultural diversity is even higher.”

    She also finds the workload manageable and the lecturers well-qualified. “The material is clear and I know what to do. It has definitely improved my English.”

    After her studies Eefie would like to work for a big company in the Netherlands. 

    WUP 20/1/2017

    by Anesca Smith
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    South Korean Student goes from French Football Club, Lyon, to Wittenborg
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:30 PM
     

    South Korean Student goes from French Football Club, Lyon, to Wittenborg

    https://www.wittenborg.eu/south-korean-student-goes-french-football-club-lyon-wittenborg.htm

    Junyeong Shin with his Apeldoorn football club, Victoria Boys

    South Korean student, Junyeong Shin, played for professional football teams in France and Germany, including the u17 team of the successful French club, Lyon, before enrolling for an IBA in Sport Business Management at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, in September of last year. 

    On arrival in Apeldoorn, he promptly joined a local football club, Victoria Boys, because he has not lost his love for the game, even though his interest has now shifted to studying sport management and making a career of it.  Is he the best player there? "Ha! No, the Dutch guys are too tall."

    About his future plans, he says: “I want to work in a big city like Hong Kong or maybe in Germany.” His family lived many years in Frankfurt, because of his father’s job, and he speaks Korean, English, German and now even Spanish. 
     

    South Korean Student goes from French Football Club, Lyon, to Wittenborg

    “One of the reasons I chose Wittenborg is because the programmes are in English and I definitely see the language as an advantage for an international career. I love that the programme gives you a broad understanding of business at the start of your studies, before becoming more specialised.”

    As far as living in the Netherlands is concerned, he is very happy. “Dutch people are kind and most of them speak English. In France and even Germany that can be a problem. I made many new friends here and had no problem ...

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    Students can Make Their Voices Heard in 2018 National Student Survey
    by Wittenborg News - Monday, 15 January 2018, 1:55 PM
     

    Students can Make Their Voices Heard in 2018 National Student Survey

    https://www.wittenborg.eu/students-can-make-their-voices-heard-2018-national-student-survey.htm

    NSE-2018The 2018 National Student Survey (NSE) kicks off on 15 January, giving all students in the Netherlands the opportunity to make their voices heard by sharing their study experiences, including students studying at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. 

    Though the NSE does not link the survey to any national rankings of institutions, it is inevitably utilised by various ranking bodies once the results become public, therefore affecting the overall value of a student’s degree.

    Wittenborg is one of 73 institutions in the Netherlands that will participate in the NSE this year. It is considered the biggest annual survey of students in the Netherlands, and is used to determine students’ satisfaction levels regarding their study programmes, their institutes and general student experiences. Last year, thousands of students took part and Wittenborg hopes even more of its own students will do so this year.

    Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, said it was important that students give constructive opinions in the survey. “Their feedback is anonymous and useful for the survey's general results. Additionally, if students do have complaints, we can deal with specific issues through the student representatives, who can be contacted via the internal email system. Student representatives have regular direct meetings with management on all issues, academic and non-academic, at the university.

    The results will be made public on 24 May, 2018. Students can also win some interesting prizes!

    How do I participate in the NSE?
    From mid-January, students can expect an email in their inbox prompting them to participate in the NSE. The email will contain a custom link directing students to a questionnaire, which they can fill ...

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    New Year's Speech - striving to be a "Benchmark" for Internationalisation
    by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 13 January 2018, 9:53 PM
     

    New Year's Speech - striving to be a "Benchmark" for Internationalisation

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    data-align=Wittenborg Bracing itself for Brexit in 2018 while striving to be a "Benchmark" for Internationalisation in Dutch Education

    In 2018, Wittenborg will build on its phenomenal successes of 2017, which includes being ranked one of Holland's top small universities of applied sciences, Wittenborg's chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall told staff and guests at its annual New Year's reception.

    "We have achieved the consistent and guaranteed international classroom, something other institutions are struggling with." Wittenborg reached totals of almost 700 students in 2017 from more than 100 nationalities. "We have achieved complete diversity and internationalisation within our staffing. We stand out, both locally, nationally and increasingly within the 'study in Holland' international circuit. Let's become a benchmark in the Netherlands for internationalisation in education."

    A debate is currently raging within Dutch education circles on the definition of a truly international classroom and what the limits are to accepting international students. Birdsall said Wittenborg occupies a unique position in Dutch higher education. "As a private institute we do things that our public brothers and sisters are struggling with – and quite literally means that some automatically assume we are public, because of what we have achieved and what we represent."

    This weekend Wittenborg, started with its campaign to get students to fill in the 2018 National Student Survey – one of the country's biggest surveys which measures students' experience in the Netherlands. "The notion of Wittenborg Bracing itself for Brexit in 2018 while striving to be a "Benchmark" for Internationalisation in Dutch Educationquality, experience and value for money needs to be kept high on the agenda, if we are to maintain and even improve our 4th best small university ranking," Birdall told ...

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    Netherlands a Great Place to Study, VSNU Fact-Sheet Shows
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:46 PM
     

    Netherlands a Great Place to Study, VSNU Fact-Sheet Shows

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    Netherlands-a-Great-Place-to-Study,-VSNU-Fact-Sheet-ShowsDutch universities deliver high-quality education, a newly published fact-sheet by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has shown.

    It highlights the fact that the number of lecturers with a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) has increased over recent years, student satisfaction rates are high, and the fact that the Dutch education system has a good reputation internationally.

    Whereas the number of lecturers with a UTQ was 18% in 2010, it has risen to almost 60% by 2016. Last year Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences jointly started a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning with the University of Brighton for all its academic staff. From this year it will be offered to external teaching staff from the Netherlands, Germany and Austria, although it will also be open to applicants from around the world, where practical.

    The VSNU also pointed out that in the 2017 National Student Survey, students awarded their lecturers an average score of 7.6. (out of 10), and their studies in general an average score of 8.2. “This means that, on average, students are satisfied with their lecturers and their education,” the VSNU says.

    Wittenborg scored even higher. Students gave it 8.34 on the quality of its teachers - their expertise, availability, quality of feedback and guidance, professionalism and command of the English language.

    Dutch higher education also has a good reputation abroad. In the 2017 Global Competitiveness Index, the Netherlands was ranked 4th. The index looks at 12 elements of competitiveness, including higher education.  According to the VSNU, “The Netherlands scored well in that category too, placing fourth again. This means that from the perspective of the economy and competitiveness, university education...

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    Second Whisky Book from Wittenborg University Press Expected by Summer
    by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 9:42 AM
     

    Second Whisky Book from Wittenborg University Press Expected by Summer

    https://www.wittenborg.eu/second-whisky-book-wittenborg-university-press-expected-summer.htm

    Second-Whisky-Book-from-Wittenborg-University-Press-Expected-by-SummerAfter the success of his first book, Whisky Burn - Distilleries of Scotland by Vespa, Wittenborg writer Ben Birdsall has just finished the draft for his second book, which this time explores the distilleries of Ireland. It will be published in time for the summer season by Wittenborg University Press. 

    Wittenborg student, Rousanna Baird, who has done a marvelous job the past few months in marketing the first book, says the team is about to start drafting a strategy to promote the second. Birdsall toured both established and emerging distilleries in Ireland over the summer on his Vespa, repeating the formula of the Scottish trip. About the writing of the second book, he says: "I had more experience this time, and was also able to take into consideration the feedback I got from readers of Whisky Burn.”  

    “In the beginning it was not easy to penetrate a niche market like whisky,” says Baird. “But research into who are the important players in the industry helped. It is also helpful if you have an influencer who is interested in the book, like we did. It really took off from there.” 

    According to her it also makes a big difference in sales when the author meets readers at events. “We can really see a spike in interest during those times.” Birdsall attended a string of events before the festive season, including the Whisky Festival in the Hague, signing his books at the whiskyboeken.nl  stand and making further contacts in the whisky business. “I even got to taste some Dutch whiskey,” he added, “which was surprisingly good stuff.”

    WUP 9/01/2018

    by James Wittenborg
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    Wittenborg Strengthens Academic Ties with China as it Signs Agreement with Weifang University
    by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 5:32 PM
     

    Wittenborg Strengthens Academic Ties with China as it Signs Agreement with Weifang University

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    Wittenborg Strengthens Academic Ties with China as it Signs Agreement with Weifang University

    Following on from a visit to China last year, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has entered into an inter-institutional agreement of cooperation with the Weifang University of Science and Technology in Shandong, China.

    The common goal of the agreement is to promote academic exchange between the Netherlands and China, to enhance mutual education performance, and to strengthen collaboration in areas of mutual interest, so as to develop academic and research cooperation.  

    Weifang was represented by two delegates, Mr Jianping Wang and Mr Yanhui Chengh. They were welcomed by Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, and the chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall.

    Wittenborg-Strengthens-Academic-Ties-with-China-as-it-Signs-Agreement-with-Weifang-University-1The agreement includes the development of exchange programmes for academic staff, researchers and students from the two institutions, collaboration in the publication of research and academic teaching. It also allows for further negotiations in developing more programmes and projects of mutual interest and entering into supplementary agreements.

    The agreement, which was signed on 14 December 2017, will be in force for five years.

    WUP 03/01/2018

    by James Wittenborg
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    Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences wishes you a happy and successful 2018!
    by Denis Schuh - Sunday, 31 December 2017, 4:13 PM
     

    Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences wishes you a happy and successful 2018!

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    Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences wishes you a happy and successful 2018!

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    Wittenborg to offer MA in Education from 2018
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 28 December 2017, 10:31 AM
     

    Wittenborg to offer MA in Education from 2018

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    Wittenborg to offer MA in Education from 2018Want to pursue a master's degree in education? Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is pleased to announce that from September 2018 it will offer a Master of Arts (MA) in Education, drawing closer to its goal of creating a broad management university with 5 schools in the next 5 years, including a School of Education.

    The programme will be offered full-time (1 year) as well as part-time (2-3 years). Students will learn through a mixture of lectures, taught sessions, tutorials, online learning, group work, independent study and through work-related activities. The programme reflects how practitioners are expected to work in wider networks with colleagues and alongside expert facilitators, including the university teaching team.

    Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, said the MA in Education will be offered jointly with its long term partner in the UK, the University of Brighton. It will be taught in Apeldoorn. According to him, its focus will be on practitioners from the education establishment in the Netherlands who might want to follow the programme part-time, and international students who could possibly be more interested in doing a full-time MA.

    The programme will be geared to students who are interested in progressing towards a PhD in Education. Modules are designed to complement and extend students’ professional commitments, and teaching and assignment submissions are scheduled to fit around their existing work.

    Wittenborg's 10-year plan, unveiled in 2013, sees it aspiring to reach a total of 1,500 students. It also aims at growing into a broad university with 5 schools: School of Business, School of Hospitality, School of Education, School of Arts & Technology and a School of Health and Social Care.
     

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