Theodoor Breevoort keeps himself occupied playing guitar

Theodoor Breevoort keeps himself occupied playing guitar

https://www.wittenborg.eu/theodoor-breevoort-keeps-himself-occupied-playing-guitar.htm

What helps you to stay positive?

The frequent contact with my colleagues in the daily 10:00 online coffee table and the energy and creativity of all staff members to make the most of it.

How are you spending your free time during quarantine?

Keeping in touch with friends and family online, playing guitar, watching Netflix, walking our dog, haha.

Keeping in touch with friends and family online, playing guitar, watching Netflix, walking our dog, haha.

To my regret I can't perform the sports activities I like, but I do get to play the guitar!

Minister Promises: Education Budget will not Be Slashed

Minister Promises: Education Budget will not Be Slashed

Effect of COVID-19 on Budget Remains to Be Seen

https://www.wittenborg.eu/minister-promises-education-budget-will-not-be-slashed.htm

Smack in the middle of the corona crisis, the Dutch cabinet published a report consisting of 16 papers outlining a broad range of options for improving public services, including the education sector. Next to a great number of interesting improvement options, however, the Broad Civic Re-evaluation, as it is called, also included a series of policy options that would plant a bomb under the education system in the Netherlands.

Corona Diaries: "I Now Eat More and Exercise Less"

Corona Diaries: "I Now Eat More and Exercise Less"

Wittenborg's Sadaf Sakhi Tells us How the Corona Pandemic Changed her Life (and Diet)

https://www.wittenborg.eu/corona-diaries-i-now-eat-more-and-exercise-less.htm

Today we speak to Sadaf Sakhi, Wittenborg's student registry administrator, as part of our new series where staff and students share little bits of information on how they are adjusting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic. As anyone who has ever crossed paths with Sadaf will attest, she is one of the most positive and cheerful people at Wittenborg with a wicked sense of humour.

Hello Sadaf, can you tell us more about yourself?

I am originally from Afghanistan, but I have been living in the Netherlands since I was 3 years old.

NVAO to Discuss Accreditation Application with Wittenborg on 9 June

NVAO to Discuss Accreditation Application with Wittenborg on 9 June

Implementing Fast-Track Procedure for Current Accreditation Applications

https://www.wittenborg.eu/nvao-discuss-accreditation-application-wittenborg-9-june.htm

A panel from the Dutch accreditation and quality assurance body NVAO will hold discussions with Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences on 9 June after postponing all its site visits in light of the coronavirus COVID-19 in March. 

Wittenborg is applying for Transnational Education (TNE) approval for the full delivery of its programmes in Munich, Germany at the New European College (NEC) and seeking re-accreditation for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programmes.  

Hospitality Sector Positive about Hiring Staff in Near Future

Hospitality Sector Positive about Hiring Staff in Near Future

Less than Half Satisfied with Support from Governments to Hospitality Organisations

https://www.wittenborg.eu/hospitality-sector-positive-about-hiring-staff-near-future.htm

More than 75% of hospitality organisations believe they will start hiring staff again over the next 12 months, a quick survey by Hosco, the world's leading hospitality network, has revealed. This is good news for hospitality students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences for whom an internship in the sector is part of the curriculum, often leading to a job after their studies.

The importance of staying connected during these precarious times

The importance of staying connected during these precarious times

Staff staying connected at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

https://www.wittenborg.eu/importance-staying-connected-during-these-precarious-times.htm

Following Jack Ma’s example of daily communication with his staff during the 2003 SARS lockdown in China, Dadi Chen, senior lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) proposed an online daily meeting for staff during the Education Board meeting in preparation for online teaching during the COVID-19 crisis. The proposal was gladly accepted by colleagues and thus the Online Coffee Table began. Every morning at 10 a.m., at least 30 members of WUAS staff from Apeldoorn, Amsterdam and Munich campuses gather online through Microsoft Teams.

Dutch Ministers to Answer Questions on International Graduates' Petition

Dutch Ministers to Answer Questions on International Graduates' Petition

Dutch Ministers to Answer Questions on International Graduates' Petition

https://www.wittenborg.eu/dutch-ministers-answer-questions-international-graduates-petition.htm

The plight of hundreds of international graduates in the Netherlands who petitioned the government to extend the 12-month orientation year (zoekjaar), afforded to international graduates allowing them to look for a job, has reached the Dutch parliament. D66 MP Jan Patternotte has addressed written questions to three ministers, which they have to respond to later this week. The matter has also been highlighted on an EU website in a news brief.

Corona Diaries: "Being with my family in Miami helps me to stay positive"

Corona Diaries: "Being with my family in Miami helps me to stay positive"

Wittenborg's student, Marc Smoorenburg, shares with us how the COVID-19 crisis has made him realise the importance of human connections and classroom teaching.

https://www.wittenborg.eu/corona-diaries-being-my-family-miami-helps-me-stay-positive.htm

As part of our new series where staff and students share little bits of information on how they are adjusting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have Marc Ryan Smoorenburg sharing his story from Miami, Florida.

Hello Marc, can you tell us more about yourself?

I am a first-year student, following an HBA programme in Sports Business Management.  I'm 18 years old and I love football.  It is my passion😊.

Wittenborg's Partner in Shanghai Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Wittenborg's Partner in Shanghai Celebrates 70th Anniversary

"International Cooperation and Globalisation Now more Important than Ever": Peter Birdsall

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, has congratulated academic partner the Shanghai Business School (SBS) in China on its 70th anniversary with a personal video message.

Wittenborg has had a partnership with SBS for almost a decade and for Wittenborg students one of the highlights of the academic year is the opportunity for an annual trip to Shanghai where they spend a week in the city, including time at SBS, to enrich their cultural knowledge. In turn, SBS students can study at Wittenborg through Credit Transfer agreements that allow them to take their credits back to Shanghai for graduation.

Dutch-Led Research Team Makes Important Antibody Discovery in Corona Fight

Dutch-Led Research Team Makes Important Antibody Discovery in Corona Fight

Hailed as "Groundbreaking" by Scientists

https://www.wittenborg.eu/dutch-led-research-team-makes-important-antibody-discovery-corona-fight.htm

A Dutch-led team of researchers made headlines around the world this week with the news that they have discovered a human antibody that can block the coronavirus. The discovery has been hailed as "groundbreaking" by media outlets and seen by scientists as an "initial step" in the fight against COVID-19. The research was published in the Nature Communications journal on Monday.

Researchers from Utrecht University, Erasmus Medical Center and Harbour BioMed (HBM) reported that they have identified a fully human monoclonal antibody that prevents the virus from infecting cultured cells.