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    Wittenborg University at the ICEF Higher Education Workshop, Prague
    by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 13 September 2014, 4:41 PM
     

    Wittenborg University is pleased to be attending the ICEF Workshop in Prague this weekend and its Academic Director, Mr Peter Birdsall, has a full schedule booked to speak to agents from around the worldWUP 13-14-15/9/2014

    Wittenborg University at the ICEF Higher Education Workshop, Prague

    Wittenborg University is pleased to be attending the ICEF Workshop in Prague this weekend and its Academic Director, Mr Peter Birdsall, has a full schedule booked to speak to agents from around the world. ‘We are a private international University with more than 60 nationalities working and studying together in one of the most exclusively intercultural study environments in the Netherlands. We offer Bachelor and Master programmes in the school of Business and the School of Hospitality & Tourism and are looking forward to working with new agencies and partners to continue the growth of the current student body.’

    The use of agents for the recruitment of students  in the Dutch higher education sector is not widely documented, although the National Commission, responsible for the Code of Conduct for International Students in the Netherlands, tries hard to monitor Universities’ use of study abroad agencies.

    The Higher Education Workshop facilitates targeted, pre-scheduled, one-to-one business meetings between educators, quality higher education focussed agents and international education service providers.In the past 10 years, Wittenborg has built a good network of agencies in many of the key recruitment countries, such as China, Vietnam, Pakistan, Nepal and Nigeria, however in the past three years has been working hard to develop many contacts in new countries, such as Russia, Ukraine, Indonesia and South Africa, as well as closer to home, for instance in Germany and the UK.

    Wittenborg attended its first ICEF workshop in March, when it was held in Moscow, and the outing has immediately resulted in an increased interest from Russian speaking students.

    “We are hoping to further increase our internationality through these events” says Birdsall. “We reached our target of 50 different nationalities a year ago and are now aiming at the next level: 75 different nationalities studying at Wittenborg in Apeldoorn by the end of next year!”, he adds with a smile.

    WUP 14/9/2014

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    Wittenborg at ICEF - A British Style of Education in the Netherlands!
    by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 13 September 2014, 4:15 PM
     

    Wittenborg at ICEF - A British Style of Education in the Netherlands!Wittenborg at ICEF - A British Style of Education in the Netherlands!

    British education in the Netherlands? It’s actually a mixture of the best of both worlds, at the 100% English speaking Wittenborg University! Offering Bachelor programmes in areas such as economics, marketing, logistics and finance leading to Dutch degrees, accredited and recognized around the world, Wittenborg University also offers a most unique pathway in its Bachelor of Hospitality Management. Students can either opt to stay in Holland to gain the Dutch degree or join the EuroBA and study in 3 different countries, including the UK for a semester, in order to receive a double degree (UK & NL) in International Hospitality Management.

    British education in the Netherlands? It’s actually a mixture of the best of both worlds, at the 100% English speaking Wittenborg University! Offering Bachelor programmes in areas such as economics, marketing, logistics and finance leading to Dutch degrees, accredited and recognized around the world, Wittenborg University also offers a most unique pathway in its Bachelor of Hospitality Management. Students can either opt to stay in Holland to gain the Dutch degree or join the EuroBA and study in 3 different countries, including the UK for a semester, in order to receive a double degree (UK & NL) in International Hospitality Management.

    Wittenborg University first developed it's English taught Bachelor programmes in 2003, and since then has continued to develop all it's programmes exclusively in English. Since 2007, under partial British management, Wittenborg has ceased to offer any of its programmes in Dutch, and concentrates fully on English taught Bachelor and Master programmes.

    During the past 20 years, the Netherlands has developed a tradition of English taught higher education, with more than 2000 English-taught Bachelor and Master programmes across more than 60 higher education ...

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    Wittenborg University and ANGELL Akademie Staff at a Partnership Staff Development Workshop in Eastbourne Campus of the University of Brighton.
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 11 September 2014, 11:28 PM
     

    Wittenborg University and ANGELL Akademie Staff at a Partnership Staff Development Workshop in Eastbourne Campus of the University of Brighton.

    Wittenborg University and ANGELL Akademie Staff at a Partnership Staff Development Workshop in Eastbourne Campus of the University of Brighton.

    Members of Wittenborg University research team and lecturers on the Master of Science Programmes in Hospitality, Events and Tourism joined colleagues from partner ANGELL Akademie (Freiburg Germany) in a partnership workshop hosted and run by colleagues at the University of Brighton. The aim of the 2 day workshop was for University of Brighton and Wittenborg University lecturers to meet and discuss the content of their jointly delivered modules, but also for Wittenborg University and Angell staff to gain a deeper insight into the streamlining of course management procedures across the three institutes.

    Wittenborg University and ANGELL Akademie Staff at a Partnership Workshop in Eastbourne Campus of the University of Brighton

    All three institutes are closely involved in the partnership joint programme of International Hospitality Management, a Bachelor programme that is simply called the EuroBA, because students get the opportunity to study in at least three different European countries during their degree programme.

    The workshop gave the three institutes an opportunity to compare practical programme management aspects such as study load, ECTS allocation, the use of the anti-plagiarism software TurnitIn and Brighton’s VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) compared to that at Wittenborg.

    Wittenborg and Angell staff enjoyed the good weather that Eastbourne has to offer, but during the workshops discovered what it was like to be back in the school benches again!

    WUP 11/9/2014

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    Wittenborg University and ANGELL Akademie Staff at a Partnership Workshop in Eastbourne Campus of the University of Brighton

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    Wittenborg’s professor in corporate sustainability, Dr Teun Wolters, talks about an innovative entrepreneurial start-up in Apeldoorn
    by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 8:53 AM
     

    Wittenborg’s professor in corporate sustainability, Dr Teun Wolters, talks about an innovative entrepreneurial start-up in Apeldoorn

    Wittenborg’s professor in corporate sustainability, Dr Teun Wolters (centre), talks about an innovative entrepreneurial start-up in Apeldoorn

    –“Twelve Months Sustainable” Two entrepreneurs, Jorn Huiskamp and Hans van Enck, had enthusiastically called together a group of interested friends and business relations to launch their initiative to transform ideas about sustainability into concrete action. Their specialities primarily lie in what can be done to green the built environment. They aim at effective and economically feasible solutions for implementing sustainable energy and preventing unhealthy environments.


    On 5 September two entrepreneurs operating from Apeldoorn opened their new company, dedicated to sustainable business. These entrepreneurs, Jorn Huiskamp and Hans van Enck, had enthusiastically called together a group of interested friends and business relations to launch their initiative to transform ideas about sustainability into concrete action. Their specialities primarily lie in what can be done to green the built environment. They aim at effective and economically feasible solutions for implementing sustainable energy and preventing unhealthy environments.

    Their company, called Twelve Months Sustainable (12 MNDN Duurzaam) has its seat in the House of Today (Het Huis van Nu). There, it is planned to organise various meetings to share knowledge about sustainable solutions. Part of their services involve investing in solar panels, triple glass and making buildings saving on energy.

    The company has asked me to be one of its advisers and by doing so laying a link with the research centre of Wittenborg University. As professor in corporate sustainability, I gladly accepted this interesting possibility to connect theory and practice. During the opening ceremony I was given the opportunity to say a few words.  

    In my speech I briefly explained the nature of the so-called ...

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    Dutch universities are getting increasingly more international with their staff
    by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 4 September 2014, 9:27 PM
     

    Dutch universities are getting increasingly more international with their staff

    Dutch universities are getting increasingly more international with their staff!

    As the Wittenborg team opens the academic year with its usual round of teacher and support staff meetings, an even more “international feeling” was felt by all, with staff from around the globe. Recent new figures have shown universities in the Netherlands get almost all their extra personnel and a third of their academic staff from abroad.

    The Dutch daily, Volksrant, last month reported yet unpublished figures from the Netherlands Association of research Universities (VSNU) confirming the trend. It covers the period from 2007 to the end of 2013.

    During that time all the growth in university jobs - around 3 000 positions - went to PhD students, researchers and professors from abroad. The number of Dutch personnel remained stable at 20 000.

    Meet the Wittenborg University Team 2014-2015Extra researchers and lecturers with a foreign passport come mainly from south and western Europe, namely Germany. However China, standing at about 650 PhD students and researchers, are also seen as an increasingly important source of academic knowledge.

    In its analysis of the figures, the VSNU said it is in line with the Netherlands’ ambition to grow internationally as a knowledge-driven economy and add an even more international dimension to its education system. “Dutch students will profit from this and world-class research will boost innovation.”

    Wittenborg University was recently commended by the German accreditation body, FIBAA, for the international composition of both its staff and student community.

    Its current teaching and support staff represents 20 different nationalities in total, including the Netherlands, the UK, China, Germany, Nigeria, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Switzerland, Ireland, Nepal, Italy and New Zealand.

    For its master programmes teaching staff consist mainly of lecturers from the Netherlands and the UK and also includes lecturers ...

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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.

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    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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