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Wittenborg Student to Promote "Study in Holland"
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 17 August 2018, 12:30 PM
 

Wittenborg student is "Study in Holland" new student Ambassador

Wittenborg student is "Study in Holland" new student Ambassador

Wittenborg student, Romeissa Laib, has been granted the opportunity to act as a student ambassador at Study in Holland, starting 5-12 September of this year. The 22-year-old Algerian student, who moved to the Netherlands in 2017 to start her studies at Wittenborg in Marketing & Communication, shared with enthusiasm how she came upon this opportunity, and what she will be working on.

How did you come across such an opportunity?
According to Romeissa, the information about being an ambassador for Study in Holland, was shared on Wittenborg's social media channels, and it caught her eye. She was attracted to the idea because it will challenge her to be creative, and to do so independently. Laib also commented that this is a great opportunity to gain experience in the field of marketing – a programme she is currently studying at ...

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World's #1 City to Live in and Wittenborg is There
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:39 PM
 
World's #1 City to Live in and Wittenborg is There

Home to Wittenborg's 3rd campus, Vienna, Austria, has been ranked as the world's best city to live in!


VIENNA, capital of Austria, known for its vibrancy, flair and charm, is one of Europe's most culturally diverse capitals. It is an exciting city to live in, even the BEST in the world to live in, according to a 2018 survey.

Wittenborg noticed that too, which is why, after launching its second campus in Amsterdam in 2015, another top European city, the institution took its international character to Vienna, capital city of Austria, now ranked best city in world to live in.  According to the Global Liveability Index, a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit,  Vienna is the "most liveable city in the world" in 2018! Topping cities like Melbourne, Australia and Osaka, Japan, Vienna surely stands out, and Wittenborg ...

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Why a Ph.D. Graduate Chose Wittenborg to Complete Bachelor's in Marketing & Communication
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 11:26 AM
 

Why a Ph.D. Graduate Chose Wittenborg to Complete Bachelor's in Marketing & Communication

"Studying Marketing & Communication at Wittenborg prepares me for a more strategic approach in my work" - Tulya Kavaklioglu


IBA (Top-up) Marketing & Communication student, Tulya Kavaklioglu, explains why studying at Wittenborg prepares her for a strategic approach in the field of marketing at her current internship at GenomeScan – a top Technical Center for Life Sciences in the Netherlands.

Why, as a Phd Student, would you study at bachelor's level?

According to Tulya, she was one of the top candidates for a position at Genomescan – a leading Techcentre for Life Sciences in the Netherlands. However, she lacked the background in Marketing, which was one of the required skills for the position. Therefore, by studying Marketing and Communication at Wittenborg, she is able to gain both theoretical ...

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Why We Chose to Study in Holland
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 10 August 2018, 3:34 PM
 

"Education is Affordable in the Netherlands"


What are the factors influencing international students to study in the Netherlands?

We conducted a small survey among our newly graduated internationals who have just received their degrees at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ 2018 Summer Graduation Ceremony.  

The most consistent answer seems to be that the Netherlands not only offers quality higher education, but also good value for money compared to other countries where English is widely-spoken, such as the UK or the US.

 

Why We Chose to Study in Holland

Other students confessed to much less lofty motivations. At least two students admitted they chose to study in the Netherlands because of a love for a Dutch football team. One of them is Han Cheng from China, who said on receiving his bachelor's ...

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OTS Recipient now Works for Travelbird
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:39 PM
 

OTS Recipient now Works for Travelbird

"Internships in Amsterdam are Easy to Find" - Wittenborg Alumnus


Wittenborg alumnus Andrea Echeveste, from Mexico, graduated with an IBA in Tourism Management in 2017. After obtaining her degree, she now works for one of the fastest growing online travel providers in the Netherlands, Travelbird, whose headquarters are based in Amsterdam.

You were an Orange Tulip Scholarship recipient, right? Why were you interested in studying in the Netherlands?
"Yes. I wanted to study abroad and my boyfriend is Dutch. We met in Mexico city."

What attracted you to Wittenborg?
"The fact that I was able to do a second bachelor's degree in tourism in 1 year. Also the costs which I was able to cover."

How would you describe your experience as a student at Wittenborg?
"Actually, it was tough for me because my English was not as good as it is now...

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Research on Self-Driving Cars
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 6 August 2018, 11:57 AM
 
Research on Self-Driving Cars

What the Dutch Public Really Think of Self-Driving Cars - Research

Wittenborg MBA graduate Jude Niranjan's thesis on self-driving vehicles in the Netherlands was so impressive that it will be presented as a paper at the 2018 European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE) in Utrecht on 5 September.

The paper was co-authored by Wittenborg MBA lecturer, Dr Geert de Haan, who proudly made the announcement at Wittenborg's 2018 Summer Graduation Ceremony in mid-July. De Haan - a keen academic researcher who teaches ICT-related courses such as database systems, business statistics and information management - was Niranjan's tutor.

Niranjan, from Sri Lanka, plans to stay on in the Netherlands now that he has graduated and look for a job. He says he chose to study here because it is a peaceful country. "Wittenborg is a fast-growing university and its entry dates are flexible to international students...

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Wittenborg Amsterdam Business School Students also Graduate at University of Brighton!
by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 4 August 2018, 11:01 AM
 

Wittenborg Amsterdam Business School Students also Graduate at University of Brighton!

Double degree? Wittenborg Amsterdam business students show the way.


A year of 'hard academic graft' has paid off from Wittenborg's business school students from Amsterdam who have completed the joint degree programme BBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business and BSc in Business & Management.

Hats off to double degree graduates from Wittenborg Amsterdam who attended the University of Brighton's Summer Graduation Ceremony on Friday where they received their diplomas.

Wittenborg Amsterdam Business School Students also Graduate at University of Brighton!

Seven students from Amsterdam graduated with a double degree this summer - an IBA (Bachelor) in Entrepreneurship & Small Business from Wittenborg and a BSc (Hons) in Business & Management from the University of Brighton in the UK. They represent the very first graduates from Wittenborg ...

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Dutch Universities Expect Record Student Numbers
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 6:28 PM
 
Dutch universities are expecting record numbers of international students when the new academic year starts in September, the Dutch financial daily Het Financieel Dagblad (FD) reported this week. The paper even talks of an “explosion” of first year students from abroad. Technical studies and International Business Administration (IBA) programmes in particular are proving popular

New Student Intake at Wittenborg also Expected to Surpass 2017


Dutch universities are expecting record numbers of international students when the new academic year starts in September, the Dutch financial daily Het Financieel Dagblad (FD) reported this week. The paper even talks of an “explosion” of first year students from abroad. Technical studies and International Business Administration (IBA) programmes in particular are proving popular.

Meanwhile, the Student Registrar at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Santosh Aryal, says the institution is also impacted by the upward swing of international students although there is still a month to go before the new academic year starts.

“Compared to last year this time, there has already been a 50% increase in applications from new students.” He ...

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Wittenborg Students in Georgia
by Wittenborg News - Monday, 30 July 2018, 4:27 PM
 
Wittenborg Students in Georgia

"This Trip was a True International Experience."


Four international students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences just spent a week in Georgia, courtesy of the European Commission's Erasmus + programme where they learned about sustainable practices and what cultural exchange really means.

The four - Yuji Taike (Japan), Witney Laizer (Tanzania), Kossi Hilaire Aziamale (Togo) and Samiya Tazrin (Bangladesh) - were joined by students from Greece, Georgia, Spain and the Ukraine. The trip was organised by Wittenborg alumnus Serge Gwabene through his social enterprise Stichting Codine.

According to Witney they had a great time and learned a lot. "We spent most of our time in a small city, Nokalakevi, but also visited the capital Tbilisi. It was also my first time camping! It was scary in the beginning, but did a lot for the coherence ...

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Wittenborg Lecturer Presents Paper at TU Delft
by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 28 July 2018, 11:37 AM
 

Wittenborg Lecturer Presents Paper at TU Delft

Part of Team Working on Project to Rehabilitate Poor Part of Rotterdam


Wittenborg lecturer, Dr Yasmina Khadir-Poggi, recently presented a paper at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) during the 2018 IFKAD conference. IFKAD stands for the International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics. The theme of the conference was “Social Impact of Knowledge through Design”.

Khadir-Poggi is a lecturer in Business Studies at Wittenborg Amsterdam. She recently obtained a PhD in Knowledge Management from the Trinity Business School in Dublin, Ireland.

She said her paper focused on knowledge creation in organisations. “Because of my paper, I was selected to participate in an experimental (and successful) workshop called “The Science of Ideas”. With my team, we spent one day working on a project to suggest an urban design aiming at ...

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