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New Students in December represent 15 Different Nationalities
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:24 AM
 

New Students in December represent 15 Different Nationalities

"I completely fell in love with Holland after a holiday here" - New international student


The last group of new students for the 2018 calendar year arrived in the Netherlands to start their studies at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences this week. Among them, the group boasts 15 different nationalities – Venezuela, Bangladesh, Italian Egypt, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Georgia, India, Vietnam, Iran, Pakistan, Rwanda, the Philippines, Libya and Indonesia.

Last Thursday, during Introduction Week, students were welcomed by Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, at an informal lunch where new students got to meet some members of staff.

Welcome to our international environment

“Welcome to our international environment - It is wonderful to see so many of you here,” Birdsall said. “You will find ...

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Wittenborg Only the 3rd Dutch Institute to Play MIT's World Climate Change Game
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:14 AM
 

Wittenborg Only the 3rd Dutch Institute to Play  MIT's World Climate Change Game

Game-changing Project Week Ahead for Wittenborg Students as they Delve into Climate Change as "UN Negotiators"

On 17 December, Wittenborg will become only the 3rd institute of higher education in the Netherlands to use the World Climate Simulation game – a role-playing exercise which simulates UN climate change negotiations – to raise awareness about this pressing issue among its students and help them understand the dynamics at play on a world stage like the UN. 

Climate Change Project Week

Students will do the exercise as part of their final Project Week for 2018 which will span 3 days. Participants play negotiators representing countries and regional blocs that work to create an agreement that limits climate change by reducing GHG emissions. Wittenborg currently has students from between 80 and 100 different countries, and they will be divided according to their country of origin into ...

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RECap Robotics Project Wittenborg was Involved with Draws to a Close
by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 8 December 2018, 1:21 PM
 

RECap Robotics Project Wittenborg was Involved with Draws to a Close

RECap Robotics Project Wittenborg was Involved with Draws to a Close


Almost 30 MBA students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences were left in awe when they visited the Robotics Experience Centre (REC) in Almelo, in the Netherlands, this week as part of a Project Week company visit.

The university also used the opportunity to launch its new MBA in Smart Industry.

Harry Maatjes, Quality Manager at Wittenborg, said the purpose of the visit was to introduce students to the idea of robotics. “They have about 5 or 6 different types of robots at the centre and we got to see two in action: a robot, which basically moves stuff from one place to another, and the cobots, which are designed to work in harmony with humans. In other words, they will slow down if approached by a human and come to a complete ...

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Hundreds Attend Amsterdam Tech Job Fair at Wittenborg Amsterdam
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 6 December 2018, 10:31 PM
 

Hundreds Attend Amsterdam Tech Job Fair at Wittenborg Amsterdam

The "Speed-Dating" Event for Recruiting


Wittenborg Amsterdam recently hosted the wildly popular Amsterdam Tech Job Fair, which brings together job-seekers and recruiters in the tech and business industry.  

It was attended by hundreds of people, including students from Wittenborg Amsterdam, which has recently moved to the Dali-building in the up-and-coming southeast Amsterdam area where many international companies are located, such as the EU headquarters of Adidas and the Dutch offices of Deutsche Bank.

Organisers calls the Amsterdam Tech Job Fair “the speed dating event for recruiting”.  

It targets local job seekers, such as developers, designers, marketers, sellers, financiers, managers, analysts, product managers and data scientists.  There were about 20 companies talking to students and other job ...

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Wittenborg's Robotics Partnership a Big Success
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:18 PM
 
Project Gave Birth to New MBA in Smart Industry - First of its Kind in the Netherlands

Project Gave Birth to New MBA in Smart Industry - First of its Kind in the Netherlands


In less than a month, Wittenborg will say goodbye to the Robotics Experience Centre Testing Ground Project (RECap) which it was part of for two and a half years – happy in the knowledge that it achieved all of its goals.

One of these goals was to set up a unique MBA in Smart Industry - the first of its kind in the Netherlands - which will be launched on Tuesday 4 December when Wittenborg students visit the Robotics Experience Centre in Almelo as part of the MBA Project Week.

When the RECap-project started in June 2016, it set out to advance robotics technology in the eastern part of the Netherlands, thereby strengthening the country’s smart industry, which will eventually result in employment growth. 

The project is a collaboration ...

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The Future Never Ends - A Vision on Robotisation
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 2 December 2018, 2:45 PM
 

The Future Never Ends - A Vision on Robotisation

"We Need to Come up with Solutions for the World's Food Problems"

Wittenborg's Business Development Advisor, Ben Prins, recently wrote an opinion piece on preparing for robotisation in the trade journal Vakblad Voedingsindustrie. He focused specifically on issues facing the food industry. Here follows an on excerpt from his article.

We are getting more and more familiar with terms like industry 4.0, the internet of things, big data, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality. But do we know what they actually entail? Do you know how they impact your company? How you can use them in practice and how we keep these new systems up to date?

The global food chain is facing huge challenges: We need to come up with solutions for the world's food problems, respond to the energy transition, fight climate change, and make the right choices in today's capricious geopolitical situation. ...

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The American Dream: Internship Opportunities for Wittenborg Students
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 30 November 2018, 2:10 PM
 
"The American Dream – Think Big"

"The American Dream – Think Big"

Following a recent presentation at the main campus in Apeldoorn by Ms. Rasheeda Butler, President of BSG interns, Wittenborg students will now have the possibility to live the "American Dream" by completing a 6 – 12 month internship in the United States of America.
BSG, a US recruitment company for Hospitality Interns, specialises in recruiting Hospitality Management students from all over Europe for internships at prestigious private clubs, luxurious hotels and resorts along the east coast.

Opportunity for Wittenborg Students?

Wittenborg students who are enrolled in Hospitality Management, Events Management and Tourism Management at both Bachelor and Master level are eligible to apply. However, applicants must already have at least 6 months work experience in the hospitality industry. Students have the option of interning for 6 months to 1 year, depending on ...

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Wittenborg Amsterdam Students Take On Consultancy Project For Top Marketing Agency
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 29 November 2018, 11:31 AM
 
Wittenborg Amsterdam Students Take On Consultancy Project For Top Marketing Agency

Wittenborg Amsterdam students consultants for a week!


As part of the Block 2 Project Week, Wittenborg Amsterdam students were asked to team up and carry out a consultancy project for The F Company, a successful digital marketing agency that provides B2B services to clients of both business and consumer-oriented companies.  

Mr. Joseph Fakayode, co-founder of the Finnish company, visited Wittenborg Amsterdam to present the background of the company and its plans to expand into the EU market. Initially looking at London for their EU Headquarters, Brexit developments have turned their heads toward Amsterdam.

Wittenborg Amsterdam Students Take On Consultancy Project For Top Marketing Agency

The Task

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Students Flock to Dutch Placement Days
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 4:17 PM
 

Students Flock to Dutch Placement Days

Scholarships and Accommodation High in the Minds of Asian Students at Dutch Placement Days

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Senior admissions officer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Florian Oosterberg, has just returned from a 3-week tour of Southeast Asia, speaking to almost 100 students and education agents in three countries - Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. The main goal of the tour was to attend the 2018 Dutch Placement Days (DPD) organised by Nuffic via their respective NESO offices in the region.

Students Flock to Dutch Placement Days

DPD mainly targets prospective students who have a strong interest in studying in the Netherlands, and gives them the opportunity to speak to various Dutch institutions, including Wittenborg who enrol a high number of Asian students each academic year. "This is a ...

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Ben Birdsall Launches his new book Whiskey Burn
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 26 November 2018, 1:12 PM
 
Launch of new book Whiskey Burn - author engages with the crowds at Whiskey Live Dublin, signing copies

Launch of new book Whiskey Burn - author engages with the crowds at Whiskey Live Dublin, signing copies.

Wittenborg's President, Peter Birdsall, reflects on a weekend in Dublin, promoting a new book on the distilleries of Ireland and the Irish Whiskey industry, written in the form of a narrative about the trip on a Vespa scooter  around the Island.

I was lucky enough to join my cousin, and Wittenborg’s writer Ben Birdsall, author of ‘Whiskey Burn’, a sequel to the earlier published ‘Whisky Burn’ as he premiered his new book at the annual event of ‘Whiskey Live Dublin’ this weekend.

The book has already met with astonishingly positive reactions and the limited number of copies available at the event were quickly snatched up. (We sold out on day 2!)

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John Teeling

However not before Ben could hand over a few signed...

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