Even on a Shoestring Budget, Starting a Business in the Netherlands is Possible, says Those Who Did It

Even on a Shoestring Budget, Starting a Business in the Netherlands is Possible, says Those Who Did It

Wittenborg Hosts Webinar for Students on Starting a Business in the Netherlands

https://www.wittenborg.eu/even-shoestring-budget-starting-business-netherlands-possible-says-those-who-did-it.htm

If you are an international student or newly graduated, starting a business in the Netherlands offers an alternative to searching for a job. This option was unpacked in a recent webinar hosted by Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences for current and prospective students. Many of them already has lots of business ideas. The webinar was facilitated by Yanti Setiawan, Wittenborg's Manager Admissions & External Relations, who presented the basics of registering a business as well as other howto's  and pitfalls to look out for.

Sustainable Tourism Management – Lessons from Kenya

  News Overview Page Sustainable Tourism Management – Lessons from Kenya

Conservation Specialist Enlightens Wittenborg Students on Value of Involving Local Communities in Conservation Efforts

Conservation specialist Joshua Wambugu recently shared his expertise with bachelor's degree students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, drawing their attention to the importance of community-based conservation (CBC) as the road to sustainable tourism development. Even stronger, he argues for putting local community involvement at the centre of conservation.

Wambugu hails from Kenya – East Africa's strongest economy where eco-tourism plays a big part in the country's flourishing service industry. He used that country's conservation efforts as an example. The class he was teaching was on Sustainable Tourism Management to students doing a bachelor's in Hospitality Business Administration.

Artist Hailed for Portraits of Down Syndrome Children Now MBA Student at Wittenborg

Artist Hailed for Portraits of Down Syndrome Children Now MBA Student at Wittenborg

After Studying Online for Months in Home Country, Master's Student Finally Makes It to Netherlands

https://www.wittenborg.eu/artist-hailed-portraits-down-syndrome-children-now-mba-student-wittenborg.htm

A master's student at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, hailed in her home country of Iran for her portraits of Down syndrome children, hopes to continue with her art of those on the fringes of society now that she is studying in the Netherlands.

"The Good News is that Wittenborg is Now Offering its Own MSc Programmes"

  "The Good News is that Wittenborg is Now Offering its Own MSc Programmes"

End of an Era: Brexit Spells End of Wittenborg's Teaching Collaboration with UK Partner University of Brighton

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' long-standing delivery partnership with the University of Brighton in the UK is coming to an end. Wittenborg's President, Peter Birdsall, has indicated that the partnership, of joint programme delivery, has become unsustainable as a result of Brexit.  

Birdsall, said in a statement that as a result of Brexit the "difficulties and administration of running jointly delivered programmes in the Netherlands are too great for the relationship to remain a success".  

Empathy (in Times of Adversity)

Empathy (in Times of Adversity)

Empathy - the Zeitgeist of Today

https://www.wittenborg.eu/empathy-times-adversity.htm

The word ‘empathy’ has become some kind of cultural zeitgeist - which means the spirit or mood of today’s generation, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This common buzzword is often mentioned and discussed in schools, workplaces, even corporate boardrooms and more so now in hospitals and government offices. But what is empathy really and why does it matter?

Empathy is the ability to feel what another person feels. Some people consider it as an important pathway to kindness, and kindness is one of the pillars of humanity. How can you be kind to somebody if you do not feel for that person, or you do not experience what that person is going through? Schools across the world are teaching empathy to students and a myriad of research has been carried out to delve deeper into its meaning.

Wittenborg Made Huge Investment in Digital Resources the Past Year

Wittenborg Made Huge Investment in Digital Resources the Past Year

Centralising Support to Students Key to Online Learning Success, Says Wittenborg President

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-made-huge-investment-digital-resources-past-year.htm

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has quadrupled its investment in digital resources the past year as the world continues to see a rise in online learning. Since the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 a year ago, the institution has largely see-sawed between virtual and hybrid teaching (a combination of teaching classes online and in-person).

Wittenborg President Peter Birdsall said that although everyone is keen to get back to the classroom,  including students, they do want the option of online learning – even after the pandemic has been brought under control by way of vaccinations.

Millions Set to Get Vaccinated in the Netherlands in Coming Months, including International Students

Millions Set to Get Vaccinated in the Netherlands in Coming Months, including International Students

As the Netherlands Start Vaccinating, What does that Mean for Education at Wittenborg?

https://www.wittenborg.eu/millions-set-get-vaccinated-netherlands-coming-months-including-international-students.htm

Now that the Netherlands has started its vaccination programme, what does that mean for education at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in the coming weeks and in the long-term? A recent survey among students and staff has shown that the majority of them are in favour of taking the vaccine.

Erasmus+ 'Eco-Systems of Open Science Schooling' Project is Officially Open

2-year Erasmus+ Project Receives Grant from EU

2-year Erasmus+ Project Receives Grant from EU

https://www.wittenborg.eu/2-year-erasmus-project-receives-grant-eu.htm

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the task by the European Commission to head and coordinate research on 'Eco-Systems of Open Science Schooling'. The 2-year Erasmus+ project, which received an EU grant of more than EUR 250,000, started in October 2020 and is expected to be completed by September 2022.

Wittenborg Research Confirms Efficacy of Homework Support

Wittenborg Research Confirms Efficacy of Homework Support

Wittenborg Research Confirms Efficacy of Homework Support

Wittenborg's campus in Amsterdam was recently commissioned to investigate the effect of a homework support programme on the academic performance of schoolchildren in G Noord, statistically one of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods of the Bijlmer area of Amsterdam. (Read the previous article here). Buurt Talent Ontwikkeling (BTO), a social enterprise, provides homework support to pupils in Amsterdam Southeast whose parents lack financial resources or skills. BTO encompasses the spirit of vision-driven social entrepreneurship by providing a platform for youth talent development. This made it an interesting business case study for Wittenborg students.

The Art of Re-Inventing your Business in a Pandemic - Lessons from the Trenches

The Art of Re-Inventing your Business in a Pandemic - Lessons from the Trenches

The Art of Re-Inventing your Business in a Pandemic - Lessons from the Trenches

https://www.wittenborg.eu/art-re-inventing-your-business-pandemic-lessons-trenches.htm

How many CEOs do you know would swallow their pride and start selling cookies door-to-door when their thriving business takes a temporary hit due to COVID-19? This is exactly what Israeli entrepreneur Tal Zilberberg did the past year, and in the process learned many lessons which he recently shared with students from Wittenborg's Munich partner, New European College, as part of a Project Week guest lecture.