Netherlands Still One of World's Top Study Destinations - THE Rankings

Netherlands Still One of World's Top Study Destinations - THE Rankings

Of Holland's 13 universities, 11 are in World Top 200

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The Netherlands has maintained its position as one of the top study destinations in the world in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Together with Australia, it has the 4th highest number of universities in the Top 200.

Marketing a City is Students' First Project Week Assignment

Marketing a City is Students' First Project Week Assignment

Students Must Create Website, Advising City of Apeldoorn How to Attract Businesses

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More than 150 students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences participated in the kick-off of its first Project Week for the new academic year, which requires students to create a feasible website for the city of Apeldoorn, marketing itself as an attractive location for companies to settle in.

To get them started, students were treated to an energetic lecture from Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, and CEO, Maggie Feng, on how different cities tackled their marketing initiatives and why it is important. The group consisted of both first-year and second-year students. 

From Lawyer to Wittenborg Student

From Lawyer to Wittenborg Student

Mexican Student wants to Make Career Switch from Criminal Law to Hospitality

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For three years Dulce Olivia Cruz Nuñez practised criminal law in Mexico City – this week she returned to being a student - at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences to do an MBA in Hospitality & Service Management, starting a fresh chapter in her life. 

Dulce is among more than 100 new students from all over the world starting with their classes at Wittenborg as the new academic year kicks off. 

Leaving her job as a high-flying lawyer to be a student again feels like a big step, so why did she do it? “As a young, female lawyer, I faced quite a lot of sexual harassment by men in powerful positions. Though, I will admit, the job also opened a lot of doors for me.”

Wittenborg's Head of Research Wants to Double Positive Behaviour

Wittenborg's Head of Research Wants to Double Positive Behaviour

Goals in Line with that of UN

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Doubling positive behavior worldwide by 2030 - this is the goal that Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' Head of Research, Dr Nicolet Theunissen, has set for her company Future Life Research which celebrated its 5th anniversary recently. In the meantime she has also launched a Dutch version of the BetterYourself.app - a platform which helps people develop more positive behaviour. The English version is soon to follow. 

Student Column: The Power of Critical and Creative Thinking

Student Column: The Power of Critical and Creative Thinking

Creative Thinking will Future-Proof You

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"Houston, we've got a problem."  These famous words were spoken by astronaut Jim Lovell from space in April 1970.   Apollo 13 was a spacecraft with three astronauts, sent to space on a mission to explore the moon.  Fifty-five hours into the mission, an oxygen tank exploded causing loss of oxygen and power to the command centre of the spacecraft.  

Wittenborg Student Lands Job at Indonesian Embassy

Wittenborg Student Lands Job at Indonesian Embassy

Volunteering Makes you a Strong Job Candidate, says Student Who Got Internship at Embassy

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Volunteering can make you a stronger job candidate if you are hoping to get hired. Wittenborg student Bertha Tanaem is proof of this theory - she just landed a great internship at the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague. 

How did the internship come about?

"As a student from Indonesia in the Netherlands, you can join the Indonesian Student Association in The Netherlands called PPI Belanda, which has 16 locations throughout the country. Since my first year, I have played volleyball for PPI in Wageningen against other branches of the organisation. I also like to volunteer, so did a number of volunteering jobs for PPI Belanda and others that interest me.

Higher fees and Fewer Scholarships for Non-EU Students at Public Uni's

Higher fees and Fewer Scholarships for Non-EU Students at Public Uni's

Draft Legislation to Limit Influx of Foreign Students and English Goes to Dutch Parliament - Council of State criticizes - saying the law will be ineffective

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Fewer scholarships and higher fees are what non-EU students planning to study at public universities in the Netherlands will face, should new cabinet proposals to deal with the influx of international students, come into force.

Unclear

It is unclear whether the proposals, introduced in a letter to parliament by the Dutch minister of education, culture and science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, will also apply to privately funded institutions like Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences that do not receive public funding from the state, and thus set their own fees.  

Foreign Students Give Dutch Economy a Huge Boost

Foreign Students Give Dutch Economy a Huge Boost

Wittenborg Students Estimated to Have Added 88 Million to Dutch Economy since 2010

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New statistics from the Dutch Central Planning Bureau (CPB) has revealed that international student contribute thousands of euros to the Dutch economy. This puts paid to the  idea that foreign students are a huge financial burden to the Netherlands.  

WUAS visits Tourism & Management College in Austria

WUAS visits Tourism & Management College in Austria

WUAS visits International College of Tourism and Management in Bad Vöslau, Austria.

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Last week representatives of Wittenborg visited the International College of Tourism and Management in Bad Vöslau, to discuss plans to work together running WUAS hospitality business administration (HBA) top-up programmes in Austria at the ITM campus.

ITM

ITM was established in 1986, and is an Austrian College offering nationally accredited diploma's in hospitality & tourism.