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Wittenborg VP to Chair AMBA Visits to UK Business Schools
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 4:05 PM
 

Wittenborg VP to Chair AMBA Visits to UK Business Schools

Currently More than 250 Business Schools Worldwide hold AMBA Accreditation


Prof. Dr. Ronald Tuninga, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' Vice-President of Academic Affairs, will chair AMBA accreditation visits to several UK business schools in the coming weeks.

Wittenborg Vice President of Academic Affairs will Chair various AMBA Visits to UK Business Schools in the coming weeks

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is the most important accreditation body for the accreditation of MBA programmes at business schools around the globe. Tuninga is the Chair of the Faculty of Assessors at AMBA.

Accreditation visits involve meetings with business school management, professional staff, academic faculty members, students, alumni and employers. The AMBA accreditation process takes a holistic view of the MBA programme through ...

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Wittenborg CEO Inspires Female Students
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 14 October 2018, 12:46 PM
 
Wittenborg CEO Inspires Female Students

How to Cope with Adversity -Maggie Feng Inspiring Women


Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, inspired more than 100 female students from the Albeda College in Rotterdam recently on how to overcome adversity, by narrating her own struggles growing up in China and adjusting to life in the Netherlands as a young foreigner.

"The Future is Female"

Feng spoke at “The Future is Female” event at Albeda College, a regional training institution for MBO students. She was one of several female speakers invited to uplift students with their stories of success and overcoming difficulties as opposed to the idea of the female as a victim in society.

Wittenborg CEO Inspires Female Students

"Life is never easy"

Feng said growing up in a ...

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City of Apeldoorn aims to become No1 'SME City' in Netherlands
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 12 October 2018, 2:14 PM
 

City of Apeldoorn aims to become No1 'SME City' in Netherlands

City of Apeldoorn presents the 'People's Vote' prize at Apeldoorn Business Awards 2018 with announcement that it aims to become the No1 'SME City' in Netherlands

The Apeldoorn Business Awards evening 2018 were held yesterday at a packed out Orphuis Theatre in Apeldoorn. 7 companies were rewarded with the prize, and all runners up were praised for their business, their entrepreneurship and their leadership. Wittenborg was represented by a team of colleagues there to support jury member Maggie Feng (CEO).

City of Apeldoorn aims to become No1 'SME City' in Netherlands

Winners included the company behind Apeldoorn's own annual Dragonboat festival, which has grown enormously, as well as local beer brewery De Vlijt. Social entrepreneurs 'Youngster' was awarded and other winners included a traditional bakery, a refrigerator manufacturer and a charity that supports cancer ...

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Future of International Classrooms Discussed in The Hague
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 11 October 2018, 6:49 PM
 
Future of International Classrooms Discussed in The Hague

Balancing International Classrooms in the Netherlands

 

Stakeholders in the Dutch higher education sector met in The Hague on Wednesday (10 October) for a seminar on the future of international students in the Netherlands.
Heated debates on the admission and selection of international students have been raging in the Netherlands in recent months. Participants will be asked to ponder questions such as how you balance an international classroom within the current policies and laws governing universities and universities of applied sciences.
“It has been five years since the Dutch government implemented its Modern Migration policy. Is it time for a discussion on how well this policy works in practice? What considerations should be made in this respect?” the invite to the seminar read.
The themes that were discussed included regulations contained within the Code of Conduct itself...

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Dutch Universities Shine in 2019 THE World Ranking
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 11 October 2018, 6:48 PM
 

 

Dutch Universities Shine in 2019 THE World Ranking

 

"Dutch Universities Do Well Because of their International Outlook"

 

Dutch universities have once again scored well in one of the most influential ranking lists in the world, the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings - with 12 of its 13 universities in the top 200.

After the UK and Germany,  the Netherlands has the highest number of  universities in the top 200 in Europe. Delft University of Technology (TU) did the best among the Dutch institutions and is ranked 58th. It is followed by Wageningen University and Research (59) and the University of Amsterdam (62) which did the best among the Dutch universities in the 2018 ranking.

The top 10 is dominated by British and American universities with the University of Oxford and Cambridge taking top honours, followed by Stanford University in the US.

Dutch Universities Shine in 2019 THE World Ranking

Nuffic, the Dutch agency promoting internationalisation in higher...

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Sport Business Popular with MSc Students
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 11 October 2018, 6:48 PM
 

 

 
Sport Business Popular with MSc Students

Wittenborg IBA Alumni Also Among New MSc Students

 

A new group of MSc Students started on their journey towards a Master degree at Wittenborg this week, kicking off with three days of orientation activities before starting with their classes on Monday. The new students are from Russia, India, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Spain, China, Germany, the Ukraine, Iran, Albania and Vietnam.

The most popular Master of Science programme this year is the MSc in Sport Business Management – almost 40% of all students will study that. The rest of the students are split over the other programmes – MSc in International Tourism Management, the MSc in International Hospitality Management and the MSc in International Event Management. Many EU students, who are allowed to follow a part-time Master degree, said they appreciate the fact that this option is available at Wittenborg.

Sport Business Popular with MSc Students

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Wittenborg's Bert Meeuwsen Trains Teachers in Leadership
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 5 October 2018, 6:26 PM
 

Wittenborg's Bert Meeuwsen Trains Teachers in Leadership

Next Training to Start in October


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently issued certificates to teachers from the ROC Midden-Nederland’s International Business School in Amersfoort for successfully completing a training programme on leadership.

The training was a cooperation between Wittenborg and Meeuwsen & Partner – owned by Bert Meeuwsen, Wittenborg senior lecturer, external relations officer and Head of the School of Education. Meeuwsen is also an experienced executive coach.

The team of teacher-leaders finalised their “Education Requires Leadership!” undergraduate leadership programme at the end of September. 

Their next leadership programme, which starts at the end of October, is on “Professional Learning Community”, by means of transformative applied action learning – in other words, meaning-oriented reflection ánd doing, Meeuwsen explained.

WUP 5/10/2018

by James Wittenborg

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Witenborg VP Co-Presents AACSB Seminar
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 5:26 PM
 

Witenborg VP Co-Presents AACSB Seminar

"AACSB is One of the Most Important Accreditation Organisations for Business Schools"


On September 25 and 26, a seminar on AACSB standards and processes took place at the University of Mannheim in Germany. In the seminar, participants from business schools and universities in more than 10 countries in Europe and the Middle East exchanged their views and understanding of the AACSB accreditation process. The seminar was co-presented by Prof Ron Tuninga, Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, and Tim Mescon, Executive Vice-President of AACSB.

Wittenborg obtained AACSB membership last year with an eye on eventually gaining accreditation for its IBA and MBA programmes with this prestigious organisation.  It is the mission of AACSB to “foster engagement, accelerate innovation and amplify impact ...

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Wittenborg CEO in Chinese Press
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 1 October 2018, 4:56 PM
 

 

Wittenborg CEO in Chinese Press

"Reform has Made China Move More Towards Internationalisation. That is the Right Direction"

 

An interview with Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, on what has changed for Chinese students coming to Europe in the 40+ years since China first introduced reforms which allowed private study abroad, has been widely published in the Chinese press. (For the CHINESE click here)

The interview with Feng was posted on at least seven online media platforms on Tuesday. China is one of the top 3 sources for international students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

“A private college in the Netherlands with a history of more than 30 years is headed by a Chinese woman,” the article kicks off. Wittenborg was founded in 1987 in Deventer.  

It then narrates Feng’s journey starting in 2002 when she came to the Netherlands as a young exchange student from Beijing University of Technology. After meeting her husband, Peter ...

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Holland's Tolerant Drug Policy is no Free Pass
by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 29 September 2018, 10:33 AM
 


Holland's Tolerant Drug Policy is no Free Pass

What You Can and Cannot Do Under Holland's "Tolerant" Drug Policy


The Netherlands is known for being more tolerant then most countries when it comes to the use of soft drugs like marijuana, but internationals who come here should not make the mistake of interpreting this as a free-for-all.

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has just reiterated its commitment to ensuring that the use of alcohol and drugs do not have an adverse effect on the working and social conditions of students, staff and visitors.

Moreover, Wittenborg has a very clear policy – spelled out in Part 11 of the EEG (Education & Examination Guide) – which prohibits the use of drugs on university premises.

In short, it reads that the violation of Dutch or European law pertaining to drugs will under no circumstances be tolerated. This ...

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