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Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference: Exploring Education in a Globalised Era

Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference: Exploring Education in a Globalised Era

Dadi Chen Explores Recent Changes and Opportunities in Education 

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborgs-globalisation-conference-exploring-education-globalised-era.htm

As we find ourselves in an era of globalisation, 'Education in a Globalised Era' has been chosen as Theme 10 of Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference, set to take place from 14 to 16 August in Apeldoorn.

Dadi Chen, Deputy Head of the School of Business, who is also a reviewer during the conference, sheds light on 'Education in a Globalised Era' and 'preparing the next generation for a boundary-less world', noting that this phenomenon is already occurring in many countries. Despite acknowledging that education lags behind other industries, Chen notes significant shifts, particularly seen in the increasing number of students opting to study abroad.

"When people choose to study at an international business school or university, they become more independent, making it easier to adapt to diverse learning and work environments," Chen explains. "International education positively influences individuals, especially in the era of technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other technological advancements."

One pressing question posed by Chen revolves around the evolving role of universities in today's information-rich world. Traditionally perceived as "bastions of knowledge", universities now face challenges posed by platforms like ChatGPT, for instance. Chen prompts us to consider how educational institutions adapt, whether by integrating such platforms or becoming part of them.

Wittenborg Hosts Exclusive Book Signing Event for Dr Cara Antoine's 'Make it Personal'

Wittenborg Hosts Exclusive Book Signing Event for Dr Cara Antoine's 'Make it Personal'

Wittenborg Hosts Book Signing Event in Amsterdam

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-hosts-exclusive-book-signing-event-dr-cara-antoines-make-it-personal.htm

On 20 March, Dr Cara Antoine, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology, Innovation & Portfolio Officer at Capgemini and board member of the Netherlands Chapter at Women in Tech, presented her Amazon bestseller, 'Make it Personal: Discover the Five Dimensions of Human Collaboration in the Workplace'.

Hosted by Wittenborg at its Amsterdam study location, the event brought together Wittenborg staff, students and members of Women in Tech Netherlands chapter to purchase signed copies of Antoine's book and network.

Introductions

Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, welcomed attendees and provided a brief introduction to the business school. Senior IT Auditor and Women in Tech Youth Ambassador, Reshelle Naidoo then discussed Women in Tech, which aims to empower women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by 2030. Naidoo highlighted the importance of female representation in technology and finance studies, questioning, "How can we accelerate this change?" She also shared a message from the chapter's director, Lieke Lamb, who thanked Antoine' for her leadership and generosity. "Cara's contributions do not end with leadership alone," Naidoo read. "In a remarkable gesture, she has chosen to donate today's proceeds of her book to Women in Tech."

Antoine then spoke about her book in detail.

Wittenborg Professor Explores Future of AI Integration in the Workplace

Wittenborg Professor Explores Future of AI Integration in the Workplace

Dr Gabor Molnar and Co-authors Explore Need for Human-Centric AI Integration in HRM

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-professor-explores-future-ai-integration-workplace.htm

In a world where manning tables once dictated workforce management, a new era is dawning. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising Human Resource Management (HRM) as we know it. No longer confined to old-school methods, AI is reshaping HRM functions, driving efficiency and data analysis.  

To explore the role of HR in the age of AI, Associate Professor of Applied Sciences at Wittenborg, Dr Gabor Molnar, alongside co-authors Ali Fenwick and Piper Frangos, have published a paper to explore the need for a human-centric approach in integrating AI within organisations.  

"Our paper titled 'Revisiting the role of HR in the age of AI: bringing humans and machines closer together in the workplace' has significant implications for the industry, particularly for organisations aiming to leverage AI at the workplace," Molnar said of the paper, published in January 2024 by Frontiers, one of the most cited research publishers and open science platforms. "My co-authors and I have received several speaking invitations suggesting that the topic is both timely and crucial."

Molnar and his co-authors view AI integration not only as inevitable but also as an opportunity to improve organisational effectiveness and employee well-being.  

As Spring Arrives, Almost 60 New Members of the Wittenborg Family Join the School

As Spring Arrives, Almost 60 New Members of the Wittenborg Family Join the School

Students Based at Wittenborg's Campus and Study Locations in the Netherlands and Germany

https://www.wittenborg.eu/spring-arrives-almost-60-new-members-wittenborg-family-join-school.htm

For the almost 60 new international students joining Wittenborg in the Netherlands and Germany, the arrival of spring marks the beginning of a new phase in life. 

From 25 to 28 March, the new members of the Wittenborg family were welcomed at the school’s main campus in Apeldoorn and study locations in Amsterdam and Munich, where they experienced the traditional Introduction Week. In addition to attending lectures about the practical aspects and culture of the countries where they will be living, the students were taught valuable lessons on Wittenborg’s infrastructure, services and organisation.  

The activities were concluded with an Introductory Lunch in all of Wittenborg’s units, which gave the staff and the new students the chance to enjoy delicious food and make new friends.  

In total, 16 nationalities are represented in this intake. The new bachelor’s, pre-master’s and master’s students come from Uganda, Russia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Iran, Peru, the United States, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Italy, Sri Lanka and Türkiye.  

Wittenborg has six intakes per year. Following the February and April intakes, the next ones will be in May, August, October and December.   

During the Introductory Lunch held in Apeldoorn, Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng shared her experience. Feng highlighted that she came to the Netherlands from China as an international student in 1999, and has gone through all the pains and gains of this journey.  

Exploring AI's Impact on Retail: Insights from Jerry Stam's Guest Lecture

Exploring AI's Impact on Retail: Insights from Jerry Stam's Guest Lecture

Generative AI's impact on retail, life and money is already evident

https://www.wittenborg.eu/exploring-ais-impact-retail-insights-jerry-stams-guest-lecture.htm

Wittenborg's IBM (International Business and Management) students were treated to a special guest lecture by IBM Associate Partner Jerry Stam on 11 March in Apeldoorn.  

With an extensive background in retail spanning over two decades, including roles at IKEA, Hema and Blokker, Stam focuses on realising digital solutions for retailers at IBM and is widely respected by small and medium-sized retail enterprises in the Benelux.

Exploring AI's role in retail

During the lecture, Stam spoke about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and retail in an intertwined fashion, aiming to show how AI is already being used, its potential applications, and how it influences us all.

"Retail is a fascinating industry as we all interact with it almost every day," Stam explained afterwards. "At the same time, it's directly affected by societal developments, including inflation, housing and technology."

Exploring AI's Impact on Retail Insights from Jerry Stam's Guest Lecture

Wittenborg Researchers Publish Paper on Work-life Balance and Remote Working

Wittenborg Researchers Publish Paper on Work-life Balance and Remote Working

Work by Rauf Abdul, Shohreh Parham and Conor Sheehan Published in Prestigious Peer-Reviewed Journal

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-researchers-publish-paper-work-life-balance-and-remote-working.htm

Wittenborg scholars Rauf Abdul, Shohreh Parham and Conor Sheehan co-authored a paper that was recently published in the European Journal of Higher Education, focusing on how the recent pandemic continues to reshape the way we work considerably. 

Titled ‘Work-life balance and remote working in the pandemic and beyond: The lived experiences of university academics in the Netherlands and UK’, the study explores the impact of remote working on the work-life balance of university academics in these two countries. 

According to Wittenborg's Head of the School of Business Rauf Abdul, it is important to consider how the future of work will be shaped, especially with the widespread use of artificial intelligence. 

“New and innovative forms of work and completing tasks will be implemented by organisations. In general, the study highlights the need for a more nuanced understanding of the impact of remote working on work-life balance. While remote working has the potential to improve work-life balance, it is not a cure-all solution and can also have negative impacts. Additionally, perhaps considering the role and impact of AI could extend this discussion to a different level. By recognising these complexities and taking steps to address them, we can create a more sustainable and equitable future of work,” he underlines.  

'A Recipe for a Good Mood': Wittenborg's International Food & Karaoke Night

'A Recipe for a Good Mood': Wittenborg's International Food & Karaoke Night

Staff and Students Gather to Have Fun 

https://www.wittenborg.eu/recipe-good-mood-wittenborgs-international-food-karaoke-night.htm

Wittenborg recently hosted an International Food & Karaoke Night at its Amsterdam study location, bringing staff and students from both master's and bachelor's programmes together for an evening of fun.  

Sam Kalya, Wittenborg's Recruitment & Sales Representative, shared insights into the event that took place on 15 March, highlighting the vibrant atmosphere. "Staff and students had a lot of fun. It is important to remember that part of being an international student is the social aspect."

Apart from karaoke, staff and students also had the option of showcasing a dish from their home country. There were about ten dishes to choose from. MBA (Master of Business Administration) student in Amsterdam, Zeinab Askarian's Kalam Polo was a fan favourite. "I wanted to introduce some of Iran's traditional dishes to people from other countries and get their feedback."

Zeinab explained that Kalam Polo's ingredients are rice, cabbage, meatballs and some vegetables. "It is cooked in a specific city of Iran. My mother-in-law taught me how to prepare it."

Zeinab encouraged other students to take part in similar events and cook dishes representing their cultures. "I want other students to participate in such events and cook themselves."

Zeinab also shared her experience of trying different dishes from various cultures at the event. She mentioned, "I was familiar with the dishes from Iran but there was a dish from India that I also really liked."

Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference Addresses Environmental Challenges

Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference Addresses Environmental Challenges

Discussions to Centre on the Impacts of Climate Change as well as Sustainable Solutions

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborgs-globalisation-conference-addresses-environmental-challenges.htm

Climate change resulting from human action has impacted our planet in unprecedented ways. While some parts of the world have experienced massive fires, increasing droughts and desertification, others are faced with the rising level of the oceans or a higher incidence of storms and tsunamis. 

The consequences for humanity are evident every day, such as increasing food prices due to the impacts on production and the loss of biodiversity. In light of the seriousness of the climate crisis and its global character, ‘Environmental Challenges’ has been chosen as Theme 5 of Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference, set to take place from 14 to 16 August in Apeldoorn. 

Scholars, students, policy-makers and industry professionals are welcome to submit their papers and posters on this theme in order to take part in the debate (check the submission guidelines here). General registrations for the conference can be made until 1 August. 

Wittenborg Receives Positive Feedback from Students and Agents in Albania

Wittenborg Receives Positive Feedback from Students and Agents in Albania

Kejsi Hoxha Represents Wittenborg at Career Week in Albania

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-receives-positive-feedback-students-and-agents-albania.htm

Kejsi Hoxha, Agent Management Administrator at Wittenborg, recently represented the organisation at the Open University Stands Day - Career Week 2024. The event, organised by Turgut Ozal Education Company in Tirana, Albania, provided a platform for business schools and universities with partnerships to showcase their offerings to prospective students.

Reflecting on the event, Hoxha highlighted its significance as the first ever initiative organised by Turgut Ozal Education Company for all partner universities. "It was a fantastic opportunity for universities to present their programmes and engage with students as they plan their academic futures," Hoxha stated. 

Wittenborg was among the distinguished institutions represented at the event, alongside five other international universities and local counterparts. Hoxha described the atmosphere at Wittenborg's stand, noting a high level of interest from attendees. "Our stand was the busiest, attracting attention from students considering various study options," she explained.

"The positive feedback we received about Wittenborg's cost-effective programmes and the popularity of business degrees in Albania was incredibly encouraging," shared Hoxha. "It reaffirmed our commitment to providing accessible and quality education to students."

In addition to engaging with prospective students, Hoxha is now preparing to conduct a webinar tailored to the interests of students met during the event.  

Wittenborg Returns to Lithuania and Latvia

Mykhailo Huba shares highlights from the Baltic Education and Career Fair 

Mykhailo Huba shares highlights from the Baltic Education and Career Fair 

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-returns-lithuania-and-latvia.htm

Wittenborg's Admissions Manager, Mykhailo Huba, recently showcased the school's many offerings at the Baltic Education and Career Fair, held in Vilnius, Lithuania, and in Riga, Latvia, on 2 and 3 March.

The event, organised by educational services leader Kalba, provided a platform for prospective students to explore educational opportunities in various countries, including Germany, Ireland, Norway, the UK, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, the USA, Switzerland and, of course, the Netherlands.

Reflecting on the experience, Huba offered insight into the event's highlights and the unique charm of Vilnius and Riga. "The standout at the event was the organisation itself and the students who visited Wittenborg's booth," he remarked.

During the fair, Huba had the opportunity to explain Wittenborg's unique selling points in depth, including its six entries per year. He also informed prospective students about life in the Netherlands, the current housing situation and scholarships.

Huba further explained that attendees in the Baltic region responded very positively to the offerings and opportunities at Wittenborg. "Most of them are interested in studying in the Netherlands. Wittenborg turned out to be an attractive option for them."

Huba shared that Vilnius and Riga also left a lasting impression on him. "Lithuania and Latvia are somewhat like Belgium and the Netherlands; they are quite similar in terms of culture, language and customs. What is common for both is that the youth is generally progressive and does not have an 'old mindset'. Almost everyone that I have met there speaks good English, and they are very knowledgeable about the current situation in the world."

Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference: Exploring Education in a Globalised Era

Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference: Exploring Education in a Globalised Era

Dadi Chen Explores Recent Changes and Opportunities in Education 

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborgs-globalisation-conference-exploring-education-globalised-era.htm

As we find ourselves in an era of globalisation, 'Education in a Globalised Era' has been chosen as Theme 10 of Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference, set to take place from 14 to 16 August in Apeldoorn.

Dadi Chen, Deputy Head of the School of Business, who is also a reviewer during the conference, sheds light on 'Education in a Globalised Era' and 'preparing the next generation for a boundary-less world', noting that this phenomenon is already occurring in many countries. Despite acknowledging that education lags behind other industries, Chen notes significant shifts, particularly seen in the increasing number of students opting to study abroad.

"When people choose to study at an international business school or university, they become more independent, making it easier to adapt to diverse learning and work environments," Chen explains. "International education positively influences individuals, especially in the era of technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other technological advancements."

One pressing question posed by Chen revolves around the evolving role of universities in today's information-rich world. Traditionally perceived as "bastions of knowledge", universities now face challenges posed by platforms like ChatGPT, for instance. Chen prompts us to consider how educational institutions adapt, whether by integrating such platforms or becoming part of them.

Wittenborg Hosts Exclusive Book Signing Event for Dr Cara Antoine's 'Make it Personal'

Wittenborg Hosts Exclusive Book Signing Event for Dr Cara Antoine's 'Make it Personal'

Wittenborg Hosts Book Signing Event in Amsterdam

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-hosts-exclusive-book-signing-event-dr-cara-antoines-make-it-personal.htm

On 20 March, Dr Cara Antoine, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology, Innovation & Portfolio Officer at Capgemini and board member of the Netherlands Chapter at Women in Tech, presented her Amazon bestseller, 'Make it Personal: Discover the Five Dimensions of Human Collaboration in the Workplace'.

Hosted by Wittenborg at its Amsterdam study location, the event brought together Wittenborg staff, students and members of Women in Tech Netherlands chapter to purchase signed copies of Antoine's book and network.

Introductions

Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, welcomed attendees and provided a brief introduction to the business school. Senior IT Auditor and Women in Tech Youth Ambassador, Reshelle Naidoo then discussed Women in Tech, which aims to empower women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by 2030. Naidoo highlighted the importance of female representation in technology and finance studies, questioning, "How can we accelerate this change?" She also shared a message from the chapter's director, Lieke Lamb, who thanked Antoine' for her leadership and generosity. "Cara's contributions do not end with leadership alone," Naidoo read. "In a remarkable gesture, she has chosen to donate today's proceeds of her book to Women in Tech."

Antoine then spoke about her book in detail.

Wittenborg Professor Explores Future of AI Integration in the Workplace

Wittenborg Professor Explores Future of AI Integration in the Workplace

Dr Gabor Molnar and Co-authors Explore Need for Human-Centric AI Integration in HRM

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-professor-explores-future-ai-integration-workplace.htm

In a world where manning tables once dictated workforce management, a new era is dawning. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising Human Resource Management (HRM) as we know it. No longer confined to old-school methods, AI is reshaping HRM functions, driving efficiency and data analysis.  

To explore the role of HR in the age of AI, Associate Professor of Applied Sciences at Wittenborg, Dr Gabor Molnar, alongside co-authors Ali Fenwick and Piper Frangos, have published a paper to explore the need for a human-centric approach in integrating AI within organisations.  

"Our paper titled 'Revisiting the role of HR in the age of AI: bringing humans and machines closer together in the workplace' has significant implications for the industry, particularly for organisations aiming to leverage AI at the workplace," Molnar said of the paper, published in January 2024 by Frontiers, one of the most cited research publishers and open science platforms. "My co-authors and I have received several speaking invitations suggesting that the topic is both timely and crucial."

Molnar and his co-authors view AI integration not only as inevitable but also as an opportunity to improve organisational effectiveness and employee well-being.  

As Spring Arrives, Almost 60 New Members of the Wittenborg Family Join the School

As Spring Arrives, Almost 60 New Members of the Wittenborg Family Join the School

Students Based at Wittenborg's Campus and Study Locations in the Netherlands and Germany

https://www.wittenborg.eu/spring-arrives-almost-60-new-members-wittenborg-family-join-school.htm

For the almost 60 new international students joining Wittenborg in the Netherlands and Germany, the arrival of spring marks the beginning of a new phase in life. 

From 25 to 28 March, the new members of the Wittenborg family were welcomed at the school’s main campus in Apeldoorn and study locations in Amsterdam and Munich, where they experienced the traditional Introduction Week. In addition to attending lectures about the practical aspects and culture of the countries where they will be living, the students were taught valuable lessons on Wittenborg’s infrastructure, services and organisation.  

The activities were concluded with an Introductory Lunch in all of Wittenborg’s units, which gave the staff and the new students the chance to enjoy delicious food and make new friends.  

In total, 16 nationalities are represented in this intake. The new bachelor’s, pre-master’s and master’s students come from Uganda, Russia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Iran, Peru, the United States, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Italy, Sri Lanka and Türkiye.  

Wittenborg has six intakes per year. Following the February and April intakes, the next ones will be in May, August, October and December.   

During the Introductory Lunch held in Apeldoorn, Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng shared her experience. Feng highlighted that she came to the Netherlands from China as an international student in 1999, and has gone through all the pains and gains of this journey.  

Exploring AI's Impact on Retail: Insights from Jerry Stam's Guest Lecture

Exploring AI's Impact on Retail: Insights from Jerry Stam's Guest Lecture

Generative AI's impact on retail, life and money is already evident

https://www.wittenborg.eu/exploring-ais-impact-retail-insights-jerry-stams-guest-lecture.htm

Wittenborg's IBM (International Business and Management) students were treated to a special guest lecture by IBM Associate Partner Jerry Stam on 11 March in Apeldoorn.  

With an extensive background in retail spanning over two decades, including roles at IKEA, Hema and Blokker, Stam focuses on realising digital solutions for retailers at IBM and is widely respected by small and medium-sized retail enterprises in the Benelux.

Exploring AI's role in retail

During the lecture, Stam spoke about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and retail in an intertwined fashion, aiming to show how AI is already being used, its potential applications, and how it influences us all.

"Retail is a fascinating industry as we all interact with it almost every day," Stam explained afterwards. "At the same time, it's directly affected by societal developments, including inflation, housing and technology."

Exploring AI's Impact on Retail Insights from Jerry Stam's Guest Lecture

Wittenborg Researchers Publish Paper on Work-life Balance and Remote Working

Wittenborg Researchers Publish Paper on Work-life Balance and Remote Working

Work by Rauf Abdul, Shohreh Parham and Conor Sheehan Published in Prestigious Peer-Reviewed Journal

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-researchers-publish-paper-work-life-balance-and-remote-working.htm

Wittenborg scholars Rauf Abdul, Shohreh Parham and Conor Sheehan co-authored a paper that was recently published in the European Journal of Higher Education, focusing on how the recent pandemic continues to reshape the way we work considerably. 

Titled ‘Work-life balance and remote working in the pandemic and beyond: The lived experiences of university academics in the Netherlands and UK’, the study explores the impact of remote working on the work-life balance of university academics in these two countries. 

According to Wittenborg's Head of the School of Business Rauf Abdul, it is important to consider how the future of work will be shaped, especially with the widespread use of artificial intelligence. 

“New and innovative forms of work and completing tasks will be implemented by organisations. In general, the study highlights the need for a more nuanced understanding of the impact of remote working on work-life balance. While remote working has the potential to improve work-life balance, it is not a cure-all solution and can also have negative impacts. Additionally, perhaps considering the role and impact of AI could extend this discussion to a different level. By recognising these complexities and taking steps to address them, we can create a more sustainable and equitable future of work,” he underlines.  

'A Recipe for a Good Mood': Wittenborg's International Food & Karaoke Night

'A Recipe for a Good Mood': Wittenborg's International Food & Karaoke Night

Staff and Students Gather to Have Fun 

https://www.wittenborg.eu/recipe-good-mood-wittenborgs-international-food-karaoke-night.htm

Wittenborg recently hosted an International Food & Karaoke Night at its Amsterdam study location, bringing staff and students from both master's and bachelor's programmes together for an evening of fun.  

Sam Kalya, Wittenborg's Recruitment & Sales Representative, shared insights into the event that took place on 15 March, highlighting the vibrant atmosphere. "Staff and students had a lot of fun. It is important to remember that part of being an international student is the social aspect."

Apart from karaoke, staff and students also had the option of showcasing a dish from their home country. There were about ten dishes to choose from. MBA (Master of Business Administration) student in Amsterdam, Zeinab Askarian's Kalam Polo was a fan favourite. "I wanted to introduce some of Iran's traditional dishes to people from other countries and get their feedback."

Zeinab explained that Kalam Polo's ingredients are rice, cabbage, meatballs and some vegetables. "It is cooked in a specific city of Iran. My mother-in-law taught me how to prepare it."

Zeinab encouraged other students to take part in similar events and cook dishes representing their cultures. "I want other students to participate in such events and cook themselves."

Zeinab also shared her experience of trying different dishes from various cultures at the event. She mentioned, "I was familiar with the dishes from Iran but there was a dish from India that I also really liked."

Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference Addresses Environmental Challenges

Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference Addresses Environmental Challenges

Discussions to Centre on the Impacts of Climate Change as well as Sustainable Solutions

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborgs-globalisation-conference-addresses-environmental-challenges.htm

Climate change resulting from human action has impacted our planet in unprecedented ways. While some parts of the world have experienced massive fires, increasing droughts and desertification, others are faced with the rising level of the oceans or a higher incidence of storms and tsunamis. 

The consequences for humanity are evident every day, such as increasing food prices due to the impacts on production and the loss of biodiversity. In light of the seriousness of the climate crisis and its global character, ‘Environmental Challenges’ has been chosen as Theme 5 of Wittenborg’s Globalisation Conference, set to take place from 14 to 16 August in Apeldoorn. 

Scholars, students, policy-makers and industry professionals are welcome to submit their papers and posters on this theme in order to take part in the debate (check the submission guidelines here). General registrations for the conference can be made until 1 August. 

Wittenborg Receives Positive Feedback from Students and Agents in Albania

Wittenborg Receives Positive Feedback from Students and Agents in Albania

Kejsi Hoxha Represents Wittenborg at Career Week in Albania

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-receives-positive-feedback-students-and-agents-albania.htm

Kejsi Hoxha, Agent Management Administrator at Wittenborg, recently represented the organisation at the Open University Stands Day - Career Week 2024. The event, organised by Turgut Ozal Education Company in Tirana, Albania, provided a platform for business schools and universities with partnerships to showcase their offerings to prospective students.

Reflecting on the event, Hoxha highlighted its significance as the first ever initiative organised by Turgut Ozal Education Company for all partner universities. "It was a fantastic opportunity for universities to present their programmes and engage with students as they plan their academic futures," Hoxha stated. 

Wittenborg was among the distinguished institutions represented at the event, alongside five other international universities and local counterparts. Hoxha described the atmosphere at Wittenborg's stand, noting a high level of interest from attendees. "Our stand was the busiest, attracting attention from students considering various study options," she explained.

"The positive feedback we received about Wittenborg's cost-effective programmes and the popularity of business degrees in Albania was incredibly encouraging," shared Hoxha. "It reaffirmed our commitment to providing accessible and quality education to students."

In addition to engaging with prospective students, Hoxha is now preparing to conduct a webinar tailored to the interests of students met during the event.  

Wittenborg Returns to Lithuania and Latvia

Mykhailo Huba shares highlights from the Baltic Education and Career Fair 

Mykhailo Huba shares highlights from the Baltic Education and Career Fair 

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-returns-lithuania-and-latvia.htm

Wittenborg's Admissions Manager, Mykhailo Huba, recently showcased the school's many offerings at the Baltic Education and Career Fair, held in Vilnius, Lithuania, and in Riga, Latvia, on 2 and 3 March.

The event, organised by educational services leader Kalba, provided a platform for prospective students to explore educational opportunities in various countries, including Germany, Ireland, Norway, the UK, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, the USA, Switzerland and, of course, the Netherlands.

Reflecting on the experience, Huba offered insight into the event's highlights and the unique charm of Vilnius and Riga. "The standout at the event was the organisation itself and the students who visited Wittenborg's booth," he remarked.

During the fair, Huba had the opportunity to explain Wittenborg's unique selling points in depth, including its six entries per year. He also informed prospective students about life in the Netherlands, the current housing situation and scholarships.

Huba further explained that attendees in the Baltic region responded very positively to the offerings and opportunities at Wittenborg. "Most of them are interested in studying in the Netherlands. Wittenborg turned out to be an attractive option for them."

Huba shared that Vilnius and Riga also left a lasting impression on him. "Lithuania and Latvia are somewhat like Belgium and the Netherlands; they are quite similar in terms of culture, language and customs. What is common for both is that the youth is generally progressive and does not have an 'old mindset'. Almost everyone that I have met there speaks good English, and they are very knowledgeable about the current situation in the world."

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