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Glossary: WUAS Terminology, Definition and Jargon Glossary!


Academic Advisory Panel

The Academic Advisory Panel (AAP) consists of 10 persons representing professors from 6 business schools in 4 countries and three continents. These well-established scholars provide valuable input on the trends in educations and the various existing programmes at WUAS. 

The Panel is chaired by WUAS Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor Ron Tuninga.


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB, is an American professional organization that accredits business schools.


The Advisory Board: Stichting Wittenborg University Advisory Board


Accreditation is national and international quality recognition of degrees and higher education institutes.

National: WUAS is accredited by NVAO "it accredits existing and new programmes, and assesses the quality assurance of higher education institutions. NVAO thus monitors the quality of higher education. The NVAO decisions serve as the basis for the recognition of degrees and titles, and wherever applicable, public funding of programmes." about-us

International: WUAS is accredited by FIBAA and currently a member of AACSB, preparing for Accreditation.

Higher_education_accreditation (Wikipedia)

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Credit Transfer & Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Credit Transfer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) is based on The Lisbon Recognition Convention, officially the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, is an international convention of the Council of Europe elaborated together with the UNESCO. This is the main legal agreement on credential evaluation in Europe.

The Convention stipulates that degrees and periods of study must be recognised unless substantial differences can be proved by the institution that is charged with recognition. Students and graduates are guaranteed fair procedures under the convention. 

APL is a generic term covering the exemption of a student from a module or modules on taught courses at the university on the basis of prior achievement of the relevant learning outcome, whether certificated or by experiential learning. WUAS has systems in place to provide Credit Transfer for Periods of Study and exemptions in EC credits for much of the programme based on Prior Learning, both in education and in the workplace.



Credit Transfer & Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)