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Wittenborg to Partner with Top Australian University
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 11:02 AM
 

"Prestigious" Partner for Wittenborg in Australia

"Prestigious" Partner for Wittenborg in Australia


Wittenborg has signed its first partnership agreement with an Australian institution, Deakin University, which was ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) last year and it has just entered the Top 200.

According to Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, plans are under way to launch a double-degree master's programme with Deakin. That means in the future students will have the option to do part of their studies at Deakin’s Faculty of Law and Business in Melbourne, and the other part at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in Apeldoorn.

Deakin is accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and is in the process of obtaining accreditation EQUIS (EFMD ...

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Graduates from 16 Countries at Wittenborg Summer Graduation Ceremony
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 15 July 2019, 7:30 PM
 

Graduates from 16 Countries at Wittenborg Summer Graduation Ceremony

Wittenborg Students Enrich Apeldoorn, says City's Acting Mayor


Almost 40 graduates from 16 different countries received their well-earned degrees at Wittenborg's 2019 Summer Graduation Ceremony at Apeldoorn City Hall - the youngest among them being 19-year old Illia Kupris from Ukraine. They were addressed by the acting mayor of Apeldoorn, Petra van Wingereden, as well as Wittenborg's Vice President Corporate Affairs, Dr Jan-Albert Dop.

Graduates from 16 Countries at Wittenborg Summer Graduation Ceremony

The group consisted of MSc, MBA and IBA students, as well as the second group of Wittenborg lecturers to receive their Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, offered in conjunction with Wittenborg's partner institute in the UK, the University ...

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Student Reps Hand over their Official Report to the Executives
by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 13 July 2019, 12:14 PM
 

Student Reps Hand over their Official Report to the Executives

A Report that Seeks to Better our University.


It is with great pleasure to announce that Wittenborg’s student representatives have completed their report and handed it in to the Executives. The official report is filled with many of Wittenborg students’ ideas and suggestions to improve our institution as a whole. The report was physically delivered by Student Rep President Matthew Skelhorne and soon-to-be MBA graduate Maike Nuyken.

 The report itself consists of 6 parts: Recognition of the Amsterdam/Apeldoorn Campuses, Additional Dutch Language Lessons, Exam Reviews, Guidance, Counselling & Process Tutors, Work Placement and Final Graduation Assignment. To view the full report, please click here.  

This year’s set of student reps were extremely vocal about these 6 parts of the official report during the Student ...

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Meet Wittenborg's Youngest Graduate Ever
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 11 July 2019, 3:16 PM
 

Meet Wittenborg's Youngest Graduate Ever

"Having Many Friends is Not Important, but Having the Right Ones Are," Says Wittenborg's Youngest Graduate


When 19-year old student, Illia Kupris, passed his last module this summer, he became the youngest graduate ever at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. He will receive his diploma this Friday along with other graduates at Wittenborg's 2019  Summer Graduation Ceremony - a week before his 20th birthday.

Illia, who is from Ukraine, first arrived in Apeldoorn to start his studies in September 2016 - a shy 17-year old who upon arrival was immediately thrust into the spotlight when he was asked to do a photoshoot by Wittenborg's news team to showcase student accommodation.

Since then, he has not only gained a lot of confidence, but has also become one of the most popular students at Wittenborg, serving as a Student ...

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Summer is here!
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 11:17 AM
 

What to do this summer in the Netherlands

What to do this summer in the Netherlands


Despite many of us leaving the Netherlands for our Summer holidays, there are still quite a few that will be enjoying the beautiful, predictable weather that the Netherlands has to offer. With that in mind, there are many things you can do this summer. Don’t worry, an average student budget will constantly be considered in each activity I find for this article.

First things first, the Netherlands is world famous for its variety of music festivals. It is speculated that every Dutch person’s heart beats in tune with the music that they are listening to… crazy right? Anyway, listed below are a few festivals held in the Netherlands which cost 50€ or less per ticket:

Summer is here!

- Wonderland Festival Outdoor 2019
    Where? Amsterdam, ...

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Nuffic Neso Representatives from 4 Countries Visit Wittenborg
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 7 July 2019, 2:52 PM
 
What International Students Look for when Selecting a University

What International Students Look for when Selecting a University


What do international students want when it comes to choosing universities? If you are looking for the answer to this question, you may be disappointed. As demonstrated last week when Nuffic Neso representatives from four different countries visited Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, there are surprising answers to what prospective students prioritise when looking to study abroad.

Representatives from Nuffic Neso Mexico, China, North Korea and Vietnam visited several institutions in the Netherlands, including Wittenborg, to learn what they offer international students, whilst providing valuable insights on student mobility in their own countries.

Jungyoon Yang, chief representative officer at Neso South Korea, was impressed with the ...

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Cooperation, not Competition, is Future of HE in Holland
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 5 July 2019, 8:35 PM
 
Cooperation, not Competition, is Future of HE in Holland

Declining Funds and Pressure from Right Takes Toll on Dutch Universities


Under pressure from the populist right and facing shrinking budgets, Dutch universities are not having a stellar moment. What does this mean for the future of internationalism in the Netherlands and institutions like Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences with its high number of foreign students and where the entire curriculum is taught in English? Can it withstand the pressure from the right?

Wittenborg’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Dr Jan-Albert Dop, believes instead of competing, institutions like Wittenborg should seek cooperation both in the Netherlands and abroad. He refers to the Van Rijn Commission’s long-awaited report which says that financial incentives in universities are undermining quality and ...

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Joost Heerkens 1991 -2019 (Alumnus)
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 4 July 2019, 7:51 PM
 
Joost Heerkens 1991 - 2019 (Alumnus)

Joost Heerkens 1991 -2019 (Alumnus)

It is with great sadness that Wittenborg has come to learn about the passing away of one of its alumni, BBA graduate Joost Heerkens, who graduated from the Economics & Management programme in 2014.
 
Joost was certainly a well-known figure at Wittenborg in the three years he studied with us, and was one of a select group of students who lived in the so-called ‘spaceboxes’, portable student studios situated in the middle of Apeldoorn, where a student community was built and Joost enjoyed his life. According to his parents, the three years at Wittenborg were ‘amongst the happiest of his life’.

In 2012, Joost travelled with fellow Wittenborg students on a field trip to the Shanghai Business School, where they followed lectures and were introduced to Chinese culture.

Joost Heerkens 1991 - 2019 (Alumnus)

At the time of his graduation, after having returned to China to complete his internship, his tutor described Joost as “a very good salesman” who was considering an international career in business. After his graduation Joost spent time living in the far east, in places such as Cambodia and Thailand.
 
Wittenborg Staff, Students and Alumni extend their deepest sympathy to Joost’s parents and family, at this tragic time.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them.

 
(‘For The Fallen’ – Laurence Binyon, 1914)

WUP 4/7/2019
by James Wittenborg
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Keeping your Ego in Check
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 11:24 AM
 


Keeping your Ego in Check

 Big Egos in the Workplace

https://www.wittenborg.eu/keeping-your-ego-check.htm

The word "ego" is commonly used in our daily conversation, but not many people truly know its meaning.  Ego, as defined in the Collins English Dictionary, is a person’s sense of his or her own worth.  The Cambridge Dictionary defines it as “your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability".  

Ego is not, in the real sense of the word, a person’s self-esteem or self-respect.  Self- esteem has to do with your confidence or self-satisfaction.  So, if someone is described as having low self-esteem, it means that person lacks confidence in doing something, for example, speaking in front of an audience, or completing a specific task or participating in a competition.  It is good to note that a person with low self-esteem does not necessarily mean they have a low ego, and vice versa. 

The word "ego" by itself has many variations and interpretations.  Like for example, do ...

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Dutch Wittenborg Student Starts Own Business
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 1 July 2019, 11:53 AM
 

Dutch Wittenborg Student Starts Own Business

Another Entrepreneur in the Making from Wittenborg


Wittenborg is delighted to highlight Dutch student Philippe Beumers' new business venture. Philippe is currently in the first year of his bachelor's degree program in Economics & Management. However, his passion revolves around football and sports in general.  With that in mind, Philippe has started a business called Panna that will primarily sell sports memorabilia along with the brand's very own merchandising.

What made Philippe start his business?

"I bought my first Messi-signed jersey months ago as an investment and I discovered that there is a whole market behind these signed items… After doing lots of research, I decided to start a company that will sell sports memorabilia."

What does 'Panna' stand for?

"As I thought of this idea, Panna came to my mind immediately. It is a well-known term in the football industry (aka nutmeg, tunnel, etc. - to pass the ball around or through an opposing player's legs), which makes it relate to many football fanatics. Also, the brand name is quite easy to remember!"

Philippe is currently working hard on his brand and Panna's online webshop. You can stay updated and follow his entrepreneurial journey on his website linked below: www.pannastore.com

WUP 1/7/2019
by Matthew Skelhorne
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