The Art of Managing Lions, Clowns and a Pandemic

The Art of Managing Lions, Clowns and a Pandemic

Project Week: Munich Students Look at How One Circus Survived COVID-19 while Another Went Bankrupt

https://www.wittenborg.eu/art-managing-lions-clowns-and-pandemic.htm

When the world's most famous circus, Cirque de Soleil, filed for bankruptcy in June after COVID-19 paralysed the entertainment industry, it was impossible to imagine other circuses would survive without audiences. Yet, German-based Circus Krone defied the odds in  ingenious ways that made international headlines. Students at Wittenborg's partner institute in Munich, New European College, studied the effect of COVID-19 on the circus entertainment industry as part of the first Project Week of the new academic year.

Taking Women to the Top

Taking Women to the Top

Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, Joins other Female Leaders at Prestigious Board of Believers Event

Last Thursday, Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng joined a select group of female leaders from across the Netherlands for the prestigious Board of Believers quarterly breakfast, hosted by BrandedU. Other guests hailed from companies as diverse as Walt Disney, Nike, L'Oreal, the Rijksmuseum, Heineken, Philips, ABN AMRO, Uber, Transavia and Corendon Hotels and Resorts. BrandedU is headed by Nancy Poleon who used to work as marketing manager for BMG in London to help artists such as Britney Spears, Alicia Keys and Pink. She used her expertise to establish BrandedU in 2014.

Experts from Government and Industry Brought in to Give Students a Helping Hands for Projects

Experts from Government and Industry Brought in to Give Students a Helping Hands for Projects

Wittenborg's First Real-Life Project of Year off to Great Start

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The first real-life project of the new academic year officially started and is in full swing! With cities working towards being more diverse, bachelor's students have been tasked to compile an advisory for the city of Apeldoorn on how to attract international businesses and investors amid fierce competition from other cities in the Netherlands and abroad. They also put together an 8-page brochure on what makes the city such an attractive option for companies.

Apeldoorn Alderman says City Appreciates International Talent Wittenborg Brings in

Apeldoorn Alderman says City Appreciates International Talent Wittenborg Brings in

Apeldoorn Alderman says City Appreciates International Talent Wittenborg Brings in

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-students-do-project-apeldoorns-ambitions-attract-international-investors.htm

Apeldoorn, the city where Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has been located for the past 10 years, believes it has all the necessary ingredients and ambition to attract international investors and businesses without compromising its spot as "the green heart of the Netherlands". Alderman Jeroen Joon of the Apeldoorn City Council spoke to Wittenborg undergraduates about these ambitions as part of the first Project Week of the new academic year, which requires students to draw up an advisory for the city on how to lure international businesses to its location. Joon was interviewed by Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng in an online video made accessible to students. 

Wittenborg Campus Opens Doors to Public for Open Monuments Day 2020

Wittenborg Campus Opens Doors to Public for Open Monuments Day 2020

Wittenborg Apeldoorn Campus Honours 100-Year-Old Building

Open Monuments Day Apeldoorn themed: 'Learning Monument' was held on 12 and 13 September, 2020. Each year, thousands of monuments open their doors to the public on Heritage Day. With approximately one million visitors in attendance, the BankGiro Loterij Open Monuments Day, a component of the European Heritage Days, is one of the biggest cultural events in the Netherlands and a platform to connect the populace with the country’s cultural heritage. On Open Monuments Day, local monuments are open to the public free of charge, generating public interest and increasing awareness and support for preservation. Many activities ranging from exhibitions to treasure hunts are organised to appeal to people of all ages.

First Project Week of New Academic Year Features Interview with One of Apeldoorn's Biggest Employers

  First Project Week of New Academic Year Features Interview with One of Apeldoorn's Biggest Employers

Project Week: "Stimulating Employment should Be Priority in Apeldoorn"

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As part of the first Project Week assignment for bachelor's degree students in the new academic year, Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng spoke to the managing director of one of the biggest employers in the Apeldoorn region, Centraal Beheer, about the importance of good cooperation between local government, business and educational institutions like Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

Dutch Minister for Education Presents Action Plan for Diversity and Inclusion

Dutch Minister for Education Presents Action Plan for Diversity and Inclusion

No Quality in Education Without Diversity, says Dutch Minister of Higher Education

https://www.wittenborg.eu/dutch-minister-education-presents-action-plan-diversity-and-inclusion.htm

At the beginning of the academic year, the Dutch minister of higher education, Ingrid Van Engelshoven, presented her “National Action Plan Diversity and Inclusion” at Leiden University, saying: “In an inclusive organisation, everyone can fully and equally participate and share in the decision-making process. I find it extremely important to create a safe learning and working environment in which all can feel at home and grow. That is what we want to stimulate with this national action plan. Moreover, it is increasingly clear that diversity is a prerequisite for quality.”

Netherlands so Much More to Offer than "Tulips and Windmills"

 Netherlands so Much More to Offer than "Tulips and Windmills"

Foreign Affairs DG Emphasises Importance of Internationalisation in Dutch Higher Education

With the Netherlands earning a third of its gross domestic product (GDP) from foreign trade, internationalisation in its education sector is of paramount importance. This is according to Peter Potman from the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs who was interviewed by Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for the promotion of higher education in the Netherlands. "Dutch companies need people with international experience. If the Netherlands wants to be counted in the world, it needs to internationalise its education," said Potman, acting director-general of foreign economic affairs at the ministry.