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Wittenborg Says Goodbye to Staff Writer after 8 Years

 Wittenborg Says Goodbye to Staff Writer after 8 Years

Thanks Anesca, and Totsiens

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After 8 years, Wittenborg staff writer Anesca Smith - an award-winning journalist from South Africa, who is also a Wittenborg alumna - has left Wittenborg to move on to other endeavours.

Many readers will recognise her name from the countless insightful, sharply written articles that she wrote for Wittenborg over the years. Anesca is not retiring from writing, as she will now have more time to write articles for newspapers from around the world as a freelance journalist. Aside from her writing, Anesca will also continue to focus on her fashion business, African Design Collective, which specialises in modern African-designed merchandise.

Asked to reflect on her work as a writer for Wittenborg, Anesca said the following:

Business Club for Kids Kicks Off - with a Little Help from Wittenborg Students and Staff

Business Club for Kids Kicks Off - with a Little Help from Wittenborg Students and Staff

Mentoring the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

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An initiative supported by Wittenborg Amsterdam to form a business club for young entrepreneurs in Amsterdam Zuidoost recently had its first meeting.

According to Wittenborg senior lecturer Amy Abdou, the Ondernemers Club was formed after a group of local kids aged 11 – 14 years expressed an interest in entrepreneurship. Among them is the former child mayor of Amsterdam Ilias Admi (13) and Dutch television star Darryl Amankwah (15). Darryl can currently be seen in the Dutch TV-series Kamp Koekieloekie. He wants to develop his entrepreneurial ideas further and, like Admi, wants to capitalise on his current popularity as a speaker and presenter.

An Evening Filled with Music, Joy and Flavour at Wittenborg Amsterdam

An Evening Filled with Music, Joy and Flavour at Wittenborg Amsterdam

An Evening Filled with Music, Joy and Flavour at Wittenborg Amsterdam

Wittenborg Amsterdam business students experienced an evening filled with music, joy and flavour on Friday, 19 November. Organised by senior lecturers Amy Abdou and Dadi Chen, the Music Workshop & International Food Night brought together ten students from different countries, such as India, Iran, Indonesia, Ghana and Zimbabwe.

During the event, participants had the opportunity to perform songs in their own languages, sharing a bit of their cultures with the group. After the performances, the students enjoyed a potluck dinner with typical dishes from different countries.

According to Abdou, who besides being a lecturer is also a singer and songwriter, the purpose of the event was to help students build confidence and work on their self-expression skills. “Entrepreneurs must be open and confident when pitching an idea or doing a presentation, and music is a great tool to help them build on these skills and connect with audiences on an emotional level. This activity was modelled after the workshops I organise for businesses, based on the work of social psychologist Amy Cuddy, who developed the principles of power posing,” she said.

Wittenborg Welcomes 65 New Students from 17 Countries

Wittenborg Welcomes 65 New Students from 17 Countries

Wittenborg’s Introductory Lunch Marked the Sixth and Last Intake of 2021

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To mark its sixth and last entry date in 2021, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) organised an introductory lunch for students and staff today, 25 November. WUAS offers six intakes per year, in February, March, May, August, October and November. This time, 65 new bachelor’s and master’s students were welcomed, out of which 53 will be studying in Apeldoorn and 12 in Amsterdam, starting from Monday, 29 November.

The new Wittenborg family members come from 17 different countries: India, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Iran, Russia, Portugal, Singapore, Afghanistan, Germany, Italy, China, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

The introductory lunch was held at the Aventus Building, in Apeldoorn. Besides enjoying the food and drinks, the 20 students who attended the event had the opportunity of getting to know each other as well as WUAS’ staff and lecturers.

Wittenborg at ICEF Berlin 2021

Wittenborg at ICEF Berlin 2021

ICEF Berlin Sees Return to In-Person Meetings between Education Agents and Providers

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Most education markets around the world are recovering quickly now and international students are getting ready to study abroad again. This was the word from ICEF Berlin 2021, which took place at the start of November in the German capital. Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was also at the event, represented by Lena Vandenbosch, Wittenborg's International Partnership Manager.

ICEF Berlin is the international education industry’s largest and most comprehensive global networking event and this year returned for its 27th edition with more than 800 agents and 110 education providers. The event also saw a return to in-person meetings alongside virtual one-on-one meetings.

Enhancing Quality in Education Through Practice-Based Research

Enhancing Quality in Education Through Practice-Based Research

President Calls for More Practice-Based Research

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President Calls for More Practice-Based Research

In the Netherlands, research among lecturers and staff at universities of applied sciences is less compared to research universities, since the former are basically more practical and profession oriented. However, at Wittenborg, it is greatly valued and recent months have seen an increase in the number of such research conducted by faculty and staff.

Students Share Key Takeaways from Climate Change Project Week

Students Share Key Takeaways from Climate Change Project Week

Students Share Key Takeaways from Climate Change Project Week

Conducted by Wittenborg at its three study locations, Apeldoorn, Amsterdam and Munich, the ‘Climate Change Summit Simulation’ Project Week involved more than 150 students, encouraging them to immerse themselves in the issues of climate change. During the activity, which took place between 3 and 5 November, students were divided into 7 groups, each one acting as an economic region or key country, classified as “developed” or “developing”.  Overall, many of the 100 nationalities at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) were represented.

By making use of digital communication platforms, the teams engaged in lively debates, and each worked on producing a policy document to be presented to the summit at the end of the project week. The ultimate goal was to "reach" a global agreement that successfully keeps climate change well below 2˚C over preindustrial levels globally – which the students did with flying colours. The initiative was run simultaneously with the COP26 world climate change summit hosted in Glasgow (UK).

Partner Schools in Erasmus+ Eco-systems of OSS Project Set to Make Big Social Impact

Partner Schools in Erasmus+ Eco-systems of OSS Project Set to Make Big Social Impact

Project Missions Bear Successful Results

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Erasmus+ Eco-systems of Open Science Schooling Project, with Wittenborg as the project coordinator, is progressing impressively. During the last few months, partner schools have been actively working through their missions and have all borne successful results.

During the last virtual meeting held on 5 October, each of the four project practice partners (Lithuania, Romania, Poland and Turkey) presented the completion of their first project missions. The outcomes derived from project missions of all four partners were impressive and applaudable, as the missions not only enhanced the learning of science on the part of the students but also had a significant social impact on the general community and society. Below are snippets of project deliverance from the partner schools.

A Winter Classic: Join the Midwinter Marathon in Apeldoorn

A Winter Classic: Join the Midwinter Marathon in Apeldoorn

The Midwinter Marathon – A Winter Classic

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The midwinter marathon, held annually in Apeldoorn, has become an annual sporting event for Wittenborg staff and students since 2015. Wittenborg invites all students and staff to participate, either as runners or by cheering on your peers.

Did you know that the oldest existing running event in the Netherlands can be found in Apeldoorn? The Midwinter Marathon is unique in the Netherlands because of the fantastic course through Apeldoorn and the Veluwe. This running competition has been held annually in Apeldoorn since 1974 and attracts thousands of people every year. Everyone can enjoy the event, whether you participate or just come to watch!

Wittenborg's Research Centre Periodic Event Kick-off Meeting

Wittenborg's Research Centre Periodic Event Kick-off Meeting

Progress Update on Erasmus+ Projects

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborgs-research-centre-periodic-event-kick-meeting.htm

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ Research Centre held its maiden block session on 8 October. The agenda of the meeting was threefold: Progress Updates of ongoing European Union funded projects, EuroCHRIE 2022 Conference in Apeldoorn and the Post-Master's Programme at Wittenborg.  

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