WUAS at ICEF Berlin 2019

WUAS at ICEF Berlin 2019

ICEF Berlin - is one of the largest gathering of educators and study abroad agents, buzzing with opportunity!

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wuas-icef-berlin-2019.htm

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) was one of only three Dutch higher education institutes that attended the ICEF Berlin this week. In total there were around 4000 representatives of schools, service providers and study abroad representatives, who spent two and half days in meetings discussing programmes, study abroad, and collaboration opportunities.

WUAS was represented by its International Partnership Manager, Lena Vandenbosch and its President Peter Birdsall, and together they spoke to over 80 existing and new contacts.

"ICEF Berlin is an amazing experience - its very intense. Every meeting hall is buzzing with conversations and its an art to focus and concentrate on your meeting' says Birdsall.

Introduction Day Amsterdam

Introduction Day Amsterdam

Introduction Day Amsterdam

https://www.wittenborg.eu/introduction-day-amsterdam.htm

One of the new students is Golnaz Faraji, originally from Iran. She and her husband have a sports medicine centre back home. She is a founder and manager of the centre, which provides the services of nutritionists, psychologists, physiotherapists and a consultancy. Around 5,000 members of the centre have access to the gym and they all get support provided by 33 employees. Golnaz decided to join the Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses Bachelor programme in order to write a new business plan for making her sports medicine centre more successful, and to learn how to promote her business.

New Austrian Partner ITM Visit Apeldoorn

New Austrian Partner ITM Visit Apeldoorn

New Austrian Partner International Tourism College, based in Bad Vöslau, Austria visited Wittenborg’s main Campus in Apeldoorn.

https://www.wittenborg.eu/new-austrian-partner-itm-visit-apeldoorn.htm

This week a delegation from the International Tourism College, based in Bad Vöslau, Austria visited Wittenborg’s main Campus in Apeldoorn.

ITM is Wittenborg’s new partner in Austria and as of next year will be the location for WUAS’ final year of the Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hospitality Management for both its own students who have graduated from the associate degree as well as other students who want to enter the joint delivered programme In Austria.

Halloween at Wittenborg - Swift Student Organisation Event

Halloween at Wittenborg - Swift Student Organisation Event

Halloween at Wittenborg - Swift Student Organisation Event

Scary Movie

https://www.wittenborg.eu/halloween-wittenborg-swift-student-organisation-event.htm

Wittenborg University students enjoyed the end of the week by celebrating Halloween. The evening started with the movie Scary Movie showing at the Spoorstraat building to around 80 students who got into the spirit of things by dressing up and making themselves look frightening.

The Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

The Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

Four reasons why speaking a foreign language can boost your career and enhance your life

https://www.wittenborg.eu/benefits-learning-foreign-language.htm

It is an undeniable fact that in today’s technology-laden, global economy, multiple language proficiency is an indispensable skill for an individual.  This is supported by the European Commission which states that “foreign language skills play a vital role in enhancing employability and mobility”.  It further states that “languages unite people, foster better understanding between diverse nationalities and strengthen intercultural understanding”.  Poor language skills can cause companies to lose international contracts and hinder expansion into foreign markets.  

If you are still not convinced, here are four reasons why speaking a foreign language can boost your career and enhance your life.

Wittenborg’ s new Buddy System to create comfort zone for international students in the Netherlands

Wittenborg’ s new Buddy System to create comfort zone for international students in the Netherlands

International students integrating in the Netherlands

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-s-new-buddy-system-create-comfort-zone-international-students-netherlands.htm

As part of the LONKT project, the idea was instigated by our Student Career & External Relations Coordinator, Sanne de Jong, for the benefit of our International students, to help them integrate and network with the local Aventus students. Sanne says, “Sometimes international students are very introvert or even confused about how to associate with the local people, so our buddy system speed-dating program will help to break that shyness and build relationships within the local society”.

Post-Study Work Visa in Netherlands and Australia "Too Short"

Post-Study Work Visa in Netherlands and Australia "Too Short"

Post-Study Job Prospects Increasingly Important for Prospective Foreign Students

https://www.wittenborg.eu/post-study-work-visa-netherlands-and-australia-too-short.htm

Post-study working rights for international graduates in the Netherlands are too short to find proper employment, a survey among international students and alumni at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has found.

The Dutch government currently allows international students to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find a job as a highly skilled migrant ("kennismigrant") after graduation. During this period they have free access to the Dutch labour market. This is the "zoekjaar" or orientation year. Comparably, in Germany international graduates get 18 months to look for a job, in Australia it is 2 years, while in Canada it is 36 months.

Wittenborg's Academic Advisory Panel Has Inaugural Meeting in Apeldoorn

Wittenborg's Academic Advisory Panel Has Inaugural Meeting in Apeldoorn

New Academic Advisory Panel Members Hail from 5 Countries

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborgs-academic-advisory-panel-has-inaugural-meeting-apeldoorn.htm

Coming from 5 different countries, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' new Academic Advisory Panel recently held its inaugural meeting at the university's main campus in Apeldoorn. The meeting was led by Prof. Ronald Tuninga, Wittenborg's Vice President Academic Affairs.

Woman in Tech Executive Lunch

Woman in Tech Executive Lunch

Exclusive Lunch with Vice-President of Digital Sales IBM Asia Pacific

https://www.wittenborg.eu/woman-tech-executive-lunch.htm

On 18 October, Wittenborg University welcomed Rianne van Veldhuizen, Vice-President of Digital Sales IBM Asia Pacific, to its Amsterdam campus for an executive luncheon with Wittenborg students, distinguished guests and members of the Women in Tech NL network. Rianne shared her thoughts on successful business leadership, drawing on her 18 years of managerial experience. She described a number of personal factors that contributed to her capacity to lead diverse teams successfully and to help her clients realise their goals.