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Wittenborg student organisation SWIFT host annual BBQ
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 23 September 2018, 2:22 PM
 

Wittenborg student organisation SWIFT host annual BBQ

Wittenborg' Apeldoorn student organisation SWIFT host its annual barbecue for students and staff.


SWIFT was established in 2015 and aims to enhance the student experience for all students in general and to help internationals make new friends. 'We are all from different countries and many of us don’t have friends and family here. We don’t want people to get lonely or homesick. Also, we want to promote Wittenborg and Apeldoorn in a positive way.'

Want to join Wittenborg SWIFT?

Students who want to join can contact SWIFT via our Facebook page by posting a message there or email us at swift.wittenborg@gmail.com or, of course, they can just approach us in person at school. They can also approach us with questions about Apeldoorn, for updates on events, if they have suggestions or just to get general information about school or the Netherlands.

 

WUP 23/9/2018

by James Wittenborg
©Wittenborg University Press

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Wittenborg student organisation SWIFT host annual BBQ
Wittenborg student organisation SWIFT host annual BBQ
Wittenborg student organisation SWIFT host annual BBQ
Wittenborg student organisation SWIFT host annual BBQ


 
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New Wittenborg Lecturer Passes Away Suddenly
by Wittenborg News - Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:02 AM
 
New Wittenborg Lecturer Passes Away Suddenly

Remembered as "Warm and Welcoming"

Stapert had an MBA from Michigan State University in the US and a Master degree in Marketing from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He joined Wittenborg two weeks ago at the start of the academic year and, among other modules, taught Intercultural Management. Aside from his new job at Wittenborg, he was also a lecturer at Avans University of Applied Sciences for 19 years and a business man at Stapert Management.

Bert Meeuwsen, Wittenborg lecturer and Head of the School of Education, was a close friend of Stapert and will represent Wittenborg on Saturday. Saddened by the news, Meeuwsen commented yesterday:  “He died too young… To me Arjaan was an amazing fellow and, in a way, Bourgondic.  Sometimes a bit different as one would expect from an academic and business man. At the same time in his heart always being the welcoming host, ...

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Amsterdam one of Europe's Top University Cities
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 9:32 PM
 

Amsterdam one of Europe's Top University Cities

Students want a city that offers good education, combined with lots of fun on a budget


Amsterdam has just been named as one of the top European cities for full-time students by one of Europe’s leading think tanks, The Class of 2020.

The Dutch capital is ranked 4th in the newly released Best Student City ranking. Berlin sits comfortably at the top, followed by Munich and Lisbon, leaving popular cities like London and Barcelona behind.

Wittenborg set up a campus in Amsterdam 3 years ago and just moved into plush new premises in the Dali Building in the Arena Area. Vienna, where Wittenborg also has a campus, is ranked 7th.

Amsterdam one of Europe's Top University Cities

Despite a shortage of student accommodation, Amsterdam remains a city of choice for many students. “This much sought-after...

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Wittenborg Lecturers and Graduate Write Book on Corporate Sustainability
by Wittenborg News - Sunday, 16 September 2018, 2:16 PM
 

Four lecturers and one MBA graduate from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences made contributions to a new book on corporate sustainability, which calls on businesses to ramp up their sustainable practices and capacities over and above what may have already been accomplished.

Wittenborg Lecturers and Graduate Write Book on Corporate Sustainability

Four lecturers and one MBA graduate from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences made contributions to a new book on corporate sustainability, which calls on businesses to ramp up their sustainable practices and capacities over and above what may have already been accomplished.

Wittenborg Lecturers and Graduate Write Book on Corporate Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability: The Next Steps Towards a Sustainable World was co-authored by Wittenborg lecturers Dr Teun Wolters and Dr Jan Jaap Bouma, and is available through various outlets including Amazon and bol.com. It was published by ...

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WUAS attending EAIE in Geneva Switzerland
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 13 September 2018, 6:03 PM
 

WUAS attending EAIE in Geneva Switzerland

WUAS attending EAIE in Geneva Switzerland - Orange Parties & Business School Dinners


Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is having a successful week, after ICEF HE it is now attending the EAIE Conference. EAIE is The European Association of International Education and its annual conference attracts thousands of participants from colleges and universities across the globe.

The conference hosts many workshops, seminars, poster presentations and research presentations, all around the theme of internationalisation in education. At the same time there is a large exhibition where Higher Education providers, Universities and Colleges from around the world promote their products and services, often grouped into 'national stands'.

WUAS attending EAIE in Geneva Switzerland

Study in Holland...

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More Student Housing at Wittenborg
by Wittenborg News - Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:29 PM
 

More Student Housing at Wittenborg

"Universities should Not Accept International Students if they cannot Guarantee Housing" - Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng


While many Dutch universities are increasingly struggling to house incoming international students, no such problems exist at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, having recently added even more accommodation to its growing housing portfolio.

Dutch Universities Criticised in Media

As the new academic year kicked off, the acute shortages at Dutch institutions has been widely reported (and criticised) in the media – especially in cities such as Groningen and Amsterdam where institutions have even been forced to resort to emergency measures, like putting students in tents and asking staff to room them.

Wittenborg Student Housing still Guaranteed and Under Control

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Safety, Student Accommodation, Language and Affordability
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 3:04 PM
 

Safety, Student Accommodation, Language and Affordability

ICEF Higher Education Workshop and Partnership Forum 2018 - Safety, Student Accommodation, Language and Affordability Key Factors for student choice.


Wittenborg is attending the ICEF Higher Education Workshop and the Higher Education Partnership Forum in Geneva this week, prior to participating and attending the 2018 EAIE conference. WUAS is making the most of the extensive network opportunities with study abroad representatives from over 30 different countries.

In recent years, study abroad agencies have once more become important factors in marketing and advertising higher education for Netherlands institutes and Wittenborg has seen a significant rise in the numbers of students coming through agencies, but also the international diversity has increased.

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Students Share Ideas about Marketing Apeldoorn with City Officials
by Wittenborg News - Saturday, 8 September 2018, 3:37 PM
 
Students Share Ideas about Marketing Apeldoorn with City Officials

First Project Week of the New Academic Year Kicks Off

Apeldoorn councilor, Nathan Stukker, addressed students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences on Tuesday morning, kicking off the first Project Week of the new academic year.

Almost 120 international students are participating in this Project Week, which is a collaboration with Apeldoorn city’s marketing team. Students have been asked to come up with a feasible marketing proposal for Apeldoorn. Wittenborg has campuses in Apeldoorn, Amsterdam and Vienna. They will present their findings at the end of the week after doing some research.

Students Share Ideas about Marketing Apeldoorn with City Officials

“Not only will they be learning about the beauty and character of Apeldoorn, but also work hard on promoting Apeldoorn in the Netherlands and internationally,” Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, said. “By the end of the ...

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Wittenborg News
Life as Newlywed Students
by Wittenborg News - Thursday, 6 September 2018, 11:55 AM
 

Life as Newlywed Students

Couple who Worked Together Now Study Together at Wittenborg

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The responsibilities of being both married and a full-time student abroad can be difficult to balance.

Among this September’s intake there is at least one married couple. Sofia Maraji and Babak Tavakoli Moghadam from Iran met while they were both working for a student recruitment agency in that country.

The couple has only been married for a month, yet joined other new students this week for Introduction Week activities and mingled with Wittenborg members of staff at an informal lunch on Thursday.

Sharing Accommodation with Other Students as Newlyweds

Both of them will be staying in the student accommodation provided by Wittenborg in Apeldoorn with other students. Is that not hard for them as newlyweds? “No, the room is very suitable to our needs and it will help having each other for ...

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Wittenborg News
Eureka! Wittenborg Staff at 2546 Meters
by Wittenborg News - Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 3:43 PM
 

Eureka! Wittenborg Staff at 2546 Meters

Wittenborg Staff on Physical and Mental Border Extensions
2,546 metres high up on the mountain ridges of the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, is where you could have found Wittenborg Senior Lecturer and External Relations Coordinator, Bert Meeuwsen, this summer.

With the summer holidays over, and staff returning back to work, it is always interesting to find out what they have been up to.  While others have done things such as camping, road trips and so forth, Bert Meeuwsen had a mission to challenge himself both mentally and physically. Bert set off hiking in the Swiss alps from Kandersteg to Adelboden, villages in the Bernese Oberland region, in what he called: "Physical and Mental Border Extensions".

The Challenge
The challenge was to hike for approximately 8 hours between two villages: Kandersteg, at 1,150 m, and Adelboden, 1,350 m. Admittedly, Bert said that the journey was ...

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