Dutch Business Researcher Prof. Ad Kil to Run Wittenborg's Doctoral College in Apeldoorn Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has appointed Dutch academic and business researcher Prof. Ad Kil as the new Director of its Doctoral College in Apeldoorn.

Dutch Business Researcher Prof. Ad Kil to Run Wittenborg's Doctoral College in Apeldoorn  Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has appointed Dutch academic and business researcher Prof. Ad Kil as the new Director of its Doctoral College in Apeldoorn. The college is to be run jointly by Wittenborg and its British partner, the University of Brighton.  New Doctoral College to Differentiate itself with Solution-Driven Approach and Academic Excellence Kil already had ties with Wittenborg before accepting his new position. He served on the Advisory Board, which oversees the Executive, as well as the Graduation and Examination Board.  Although the foundation of the Doctoral College has been laid, Kill’s job will be to flesh out the details and bring it to life so that it is fully operational by the new academic year in September 2020.  “The programme will be designed for executives – a group other universities have not been eager to cater for, as they don’t always fit in with the typical research agenda and it can mean a lot of extra work. Our target group is not people who have just graduated. What will also differentiate us is that the disciplines will be more diverse and the supervisors will be more international and entrepreneurial minded. In other words, the subjects will tackle and be more attuned with real challenges in business and society. I think our challenge will be to design research and methodologies which will be solution driven without compromising on academic excellence.”  Kil has years of extensive academic and innovative experience. Besides running a research business with high-profile clients, he was also the Director of Nyenrode Business University’s Executive PhD programme and is currently Emeritus Professor of Research Didactics there. He also teaches in the same capacity at Kingston University in London and is a PhD course leader and supervisor at the Open University in Ghana. Furthermore, he serves on accreditation bodies like NVAO and QANU.   Kil was born in Zeeland and grew up in Leusden.Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has appointed Dutch academic and business researcher Prof. Ad Kil as the new Director of its Doctoral College in Apeldoorn. The college is to be run jointly by Wittenborg and its British partner, the University of Brighton.

New Doctoral College to Differentiate itself with Solution-Driven Approach and Academic Excellence

Kil already had ties with Wittenborg before accepting his new position. He served on the Advisory Board, which oversees the Executive, as well as the Graduation and Examination Board.

Although the foundation of the Doctoral College has been laid, Kill’s job will be to flesh out the details and bring it to life so that it is fully operational by the new academic year in September 2020.

“The programme will be designed for executives – a group other universities have not been eager to cater for, as they don’t always fit in with the typical research agenda and it can mean a lot of extra work. Our target group is not people who have just graduated. What will also differentiate us is that the disciplines will be more diverse and the supervisors will be more international and entrepreneurial minded. In other words, the subjects will tackle and be more attuned with real challenges in business and society. I think our challenge will be to design research and methodologies which will be solution driven without compromising on academic excellence.”

Multilingualism in Dutch HE should not Only Mean Dutch and English

 "Multilingualism in Dutch HE should not Only Mean Dutch and English"A week before Christmas, the Dutch Senate passed the Bill on Language and Accessibility - meant to rein in the tide of English in higher education and ensure the survival of Dutch - after fierce debate. Wittenborg’s Vice President Corporate Affairs, Dr Jan-Albert Dop, finds it regrettable that the conversation only concentrated on Dutch and English, thereby rendering   multiculturalism in the Netherlands so much poorer. 

Nuffic Nesos to Stay Open for at Least 2020 and 2021

Nuffic Nesos to Stay Open for at Least 2020 and 2021

Nuffic Wants to Contribute to New Strategy to Bind International Talent

https://www.wittenborg.eu/nuffic-nesos-stay-open-least-2020-and-2021.htm

While the Netherlands Education Support Offices (Nesos), currently active in 10 countries around the world, continue to face an uncertain future, for the time being they will remain open, at least for the next two years.

This is according to Freddy Weima, director of Nuffic, which is the  Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. In an interview Weima describes 2019 as a "tough year" for the organisation after being informed during the summer that the government has decided to stop the financing of the Nesos and the Holland Alumni Network.

Project Week: Developing Well-Rounded Students

Project Week: Developing Well-Rounded Students

Projects like MUN Show Wittenborg's Model of Learning is in Step with Today's World

https://www.wittenborg.eu/project-week-developing-well-rounded-students.htm

Project Week (PW) is an integral part of the Wittenborg experience, which seeks to contribute to students’ personal development and knowledge - not only about business issues but also current global concerns.  A good example of this was when Wittenborg recently hosted a Model United Nations Assembly where students debated world issues for 3 days. Their feedback was overwhelmingly positive as they got to experience what it is like to represent countries on an international level. 

Why Every Business Student Needs Data Analysis Skills

Why Every Business Student Needs Data Analysis Skills

"Statistical Thinking will Be as Important as Learning to Read and Write"

https://www.wittenborg.eu/why-every-business-student-needs-data-analysis-skills.htm

Data analysis is becoming a ubiquitous (widespread) phenomenon in the business world and, as future business graduates, it is pertinent that you pick up this subject and pick it up well.  It is also one of the vital components in your Graduation Assignment, as it will help you to analyse and interpret the data in your findings.  So, if you think you don’t have to master it, or if you think you can ignore this subject, you are, unfortunately, wrong.  So, what is Business Statistics?

Innovation not as Simple as "Thinking out of the Box"

Innovation not as Simple as "Thinking out of the Box"

Expert on Simplifying and Automating Processes Shares Knowledge with Amsterdam Students

https://www.wittenborg.eu/innovation-not-simple-thinking-out-box.htm

Innovation is never as simple as just "thinking out of the box". This is the message students from Wittenborg Amsterdam recently got from Larry Lucardie, CEO of Knowledge Values, who shared his expertise in simplifying and automating processes in the financial and public sectors. Lucardie was the guest lecturer during a seminar at Wittenborg Amsterdam.

Unemployment Biggest Worry for Students

Unemployment Biggest Worry for Students

Fear of Unemployment Higher than Fear of Terrorism, Climate Change, War or Racism

Being jobless in the future seems to be the biggest worry for undergraduates, a quick survey among 170 international students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has revealed. Fear of unemployment outranks the fear of terrorism, climate change, war, racism or even debt.

Students Least Worried about Intolerance

Wittenborg's Vice President Academic Affairs, Professor Dr Ron Tuninga, said the results show the importance of a great education followed by great job opportunities. Job worries topped concerns over the economy, then came terrorism, climate change and war. On a list of 10, students were the least worried about intolerance.

Wittenborg Wishes you a Wonderful Festive Season

Wittenborg Wishes you all a Wonderful Festive Season

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-wishes-you-wonderful-festive-season.htm

As we draw to the end of a long and fruitful year, it’s that time to relax and reflect on all the good things that have taken place this year; the successes, the hard work, the collegiality, the friendship, the diversity, the internationalisation, the teamwork, the respect and the trust.

Thank You!

On behalf of the Executive, we wish all students, alumni, staff, friends and relations of Wittenborg a very happy, peaceful and enjoyable festive season, and a well-earned break!

WUP 23/12/2019
by James Wittenborg
©Wittenborg University Press

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