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NHL Stenden investigated for fraud and corruption - TNE Qatar Campus
by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 16 February 2019, 4:40 PM
 

NHL Stenden University investigated for fraud and corruption - TNE Qatar Campus

NHL Stenden University investigated for fraud and corruption - TNE Qatar Campus


The Netherlands higher education inspectorate is investigating Stenden University of Applied Sciences for exam-fraud at its Qatar campus.

According to an article in the Dutch newspaper NRC, The university is accused of corrupt staff, missing administration and exam and assessment fraud.

All universities in the Netherlands have independent exam boards or examination commissions, whose task it is to guard the quality and integrity of examinations and degrees awarded at Dutch higher education institutions. Reports show that the exam commissions at Stenden University already informed its executive board as early as February 2017 that they had no faith in the organisation and quality and integrity of the education offered at the ...

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A Dutch Employer's Tips for International Job Seekers
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 14 February 2019, 1:11 PM
 
A Dutch Employer's Tips for International Job Seekers

"Don't be Too Shy. Your Confidence will Inspire Confidence in Your Employer"


What do Dutch employers expect when they recruit international talent for internships or jobs?

We asked Andries Grul, the export manager of Royal Talens, an international company based in Apeldoorn, who recently employed Wittenborg MBA student Vikram Athavale as an intern for 5 months.

Royal Talens is more than 100 years old and renowned around the world for its high quality art products. In fact, they are so highly esteemed that all of the paint used in the 2018 Oscar-nominated movie Loving Vincent – the world’s first fully painted feature film – was from Royal Talens, a company of around 300 employees worldwide, of whom about 225 are based in Apeldoorn.

Why was Grul interested in hiring an international student from Wittenborg? “I ...

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Diabetes Does Not Stop International Student from Living a Full, Normal Life
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 2:44 PM
 

Diabetes Does Not Stop International Student from Living a Full, Normal Life

"I love Dutch work culture - they are all about getting the job done."


When you meet Indian student Chayan (ChiChi) Taldar he does not look like he has a care in the world. Full of humour with lots of friends, he works part-time as a bartender in Apeldoorn and comes from a family of hoteliers. 

What most people don’t know about Chayan is that he was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 1 when he was a 12-year old boy, yet he has not allowed that to stop him from studying abroad in the Netherlands and from living a full, active life. 

Take for instance last summer. While most students were enjoying the holidays, Chayan used the time off to train as a bartender at the European Bartender School in Greece. That allowed him to find a job at De Professor, a bar in Apeldoorn. In fact, he has also worked here as a ...

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WUAS Staff Dominate PGCert Learning & Teaching at University of Brighton Awards
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 10 February 2019, 4:23 PM
 

WUAS Staff Dominate PGCert Learning & Teaching at University of Brighton Awards

WUAS Staff Dominate PGCert Learning & Teaching at University of Brighton Awards

It was a proud moment on Friday when students and staff graduated at the University of Brighton's 2019 Winter Graduation Ceremony.

MSc students from Wittenborg's joint programmes with the University of Brighton (UoB) received their diplomas at UoB's 2019 Winter Graduation Ceremony in the UK on Friday.  

Six of Wittenborg's lecturers also graduated after completing their Postrgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education after more than a year of hard work. WUAS staff represented the majority of graduates from across the UK university's awards this winter.

WUAS Staff Dominate PGCert Learning & Teaching at University of Brighton Awards

The group was supported by Wittenborg's President & Executive Board Chair, Peter Birdsall, and the Vice-President Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ron Tuninga.  

The keynote speaker at the event was Sonia Cargan, Chief Diversity Officer at American Express UK and alumna of the university, who passed on this advice to students: "Your uniqueness is your greatest asset. Don't let others define your limits, define them for yourself."

WUAS Staff Dominate PGCert Learning & Teaching at University of Brighton Awards

The group of teachers who completed their PGCert programme are lecturers George Bosire (who attained top marks), Gilbert Silvius, Lucy Omwoha, Adeyemi Banjo, Bert Meeuwsen, Fjorentina Muco, Myra Qiu and Dr Rauf Abdul.


WUP 10/2/2019
by James Wittenborg
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Wittenborg Welcomes First New Students of 2019
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 8 February 2019, 7:20 PM
 

General Management Most Popular MBA Specialisation for New Students

General Management Most Popular MBA Specialisation for New Students

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences welcomed its first group of new students for 2019 this week, starting them off with a tight schedule of orientation week activities before classes start on Monday. The group hails from 16 different countries: Vietnam, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mexico, India, the Philippines, Iran, Zimbabwe, Colombia, China, Afghanistan, Libya, South Korea and Pakistan.

This February saw a slight increase in the number of intakes compared to last year, said Wittenborg's admission officer, Yanti Setawian. Wittenborg's chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, said in January that after a phenomenal growth of 22% in the student population last year, Wittenborg will seek to maintain its current administrative apparatus in 2019 along with modest growth. 

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MSc Student Happy with Internship at Top Dutch Football Club
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 8:24 PM
 

MSc Student Happy with Internship at Top Dutch Football Club

"The Netherlands is a world-class country in terms of sport"


Barely 6 months after starting with his MSc in Sport Business Management at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Costa Rican student Rodrigo Ayarza, has found an internship with Dutch football club, NEC Nijmegen. Though he loves staying in the Netherlands and admires Dutch efficiency in service delivery, he misses Costa Rica’s warm weather, the beaches, his dog and the typical breakfast there gallo pinto – the ingredients of which he can reel off in meticulous order.

Rodrigo, how come you have both Dutch and Costa Rican citizenship?
I have Dutch citizenship thanks to my grandmother. She left the Netherlands as a child and went to Chile with her mother and 5 siblings. In Chile she met my grandfather and they went to Costa Rica with their children, ...

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Students and Staff Fly Wittenborg Flag at Apeldoorn Marathon
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 4 February 2019, 5:03 PM
 

Students and Staff Fly Wittenborg Flag at Apeldoorn Marathon

"All Wittenborg students and staff should take part in the next one"


A few brave students, staff and alumni faced the cold this weekend to fly the Wittenborg flag at the 2019 Apeldoorn Midwinter Marathon, participating in the 8-km race. It is the oldest running event still in existence in the Netherlands and in its 46th edition. About 15,000 people participated. 

Among them was Wittenborg’s Student Career Counsellor and Alumni Office Manager, Sanne de Jong, lecturer Gerjan Lammers, Chinese student Yudu Zeng and Indonesian MSc graduate, Janice Callista, who also took part last year.

Students and Staff Fly Wittenborg Flag at Apeldoorn Marathon

It is the 3rd time De Jong took part in the race, also running her best time and completing the race in 51 minutes. “It was a fantastic day to run – the sun was out and there was a great buzz. Despite the cold, it was not slippery."

She challenged more Wittenborg students and staff to take part next year. “It is a must-do if you live or study in Apeldoorn. Something extraordinary to remember your time in the city. You feel very fit and energetic afterwards and you meet lots of really nice people at the event.”

Students and Staff Fly Wittenborg Flag at Apeldoorn Marathon

Her race went well with no hiccups. “I did not train so much for this race, but participated in another race in November so it was ok.”

WUP 4/2/2019
by Anesca Smith
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by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 2 February 2019, 6:29 PM
 

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The latest group of Bachelor and Master students from Wittenborg University were elated when they received their diplomas at the 2019 Winter Graduation Ceremony on Friday. They were joined by the first group of teachers to receive their Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Graduates was accompanied by friends and family to celebrate with them. Some flew in specially for the occasion like in the case of IBA student Tianyi Zhou from China who brought along her mother and grandmother for support. The group of graduates consisted of 9 Master of Science students, 1 MBA student and 19 Bachelor (IBA) students in addition to 5 Foundation Phase students and 4 Exchange students ...

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Current British Students' Fees the Same after Brexit
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 31 January 2019, 3:44 PM
 

Dutch Foreign Ministry Soothes British Students' Fears Over Brexit

Dutch Foreign Ministry Soothes British Students' Fears Over Brexit


British students at Dutch institutions of higher education need not fear that the favorable conditions under which they are currently studying will change abruptly if no Brexit agreement is reached by the time the UK leaves the EU on 29 March.  

The Dutch ministry of foreign affairs gave this assurance in a letter addressed to parliament the past week. “Current British students can continue their studies under the same terms, but it will change,” the ministry warned.  “Cabinet intends to ensure all British citizens who are living in the Netherlands on the leave-date, will be able to stay under the same conditions as other EU citizens. Those who start their study after the date, will be treated as international students.” This means British students could be charged ...

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Students Can Voice Opinion in 2019 NSE & Win a Prize
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 28 January 2019, 6:13 PM
 

Students Can Voice Opinion in 2019 NSE & Win a Prize

Great Prizes to Be Won by Students Participating in 2019 National Student Survey

https://www.wittenborg.eu/students-can-voice-opinion-2019-nse-win-prize.htm

The 2019 National Student Survey (NSE) kicked off this week - the survey represents the collective voice of all students studying in the Netherlands, giving them the opportunity to rate the programme they are following and the institution where they are studying.  

All students – including those at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences – will receive an email inviting them to participate in the survey. Results will be made public later in the year.  

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.

This year participating ...

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