Bahar Ghiasi Asl Stands Out for Positive Energy and Professionalism
By doing an internship at Wittenborg’s Communication Department between October 2021 and last April, MBM student Bahar Ghiasi Asl, who is pursuing a degree in Digital Marketing & Communication, had the opportunity to make new friends and develop new professional skills. Among other tasks, she was responsible for creating designs, planning the social media timeline and writing the person of the week posts published on the school’s accounts, which involved doing interviews with other students as well as lecturers.
“Before doing this internship, I had never worked with social media, so it was great to do that in an organisational setting and it also helped me improve my writing skills. Plus, I had the chance to work in an environment that was completely different from the workplace culture of my home country, Iran, and this enabled me to understand how people here interact and socialise with each other,” Ghiasi Asl says.
Aleksandre Meparidze Delivered Presentation to Georgian Students
On 6 April, Wittenborg was represented by graduate Aleksandre Meparidze at the seminar “Study in the Netherlands: Practical Education and Career Development”. The event was conducted in Tbilisi, Georgia, in partnership with Georgian agency Training Lab.
During the session, Meparidze delivered a presentation and answered the audience’s questions on multiple topics, including housing in the Netherlands, visas and the application process, life in Apeldoorn, scholarships, structure and length of the programmes and admission requirements at Wittenborg.
The alumnus, who completed an IBA degree in Economics and Management, explained that he decided to participate in the event as a volunteer for several reasons. “I always put myself in the shoes of students and try to help them find out what they want to learn and where they can get the education they are looking for, because I understand how important this information is for them. On top of that, I am proud to represent Wittenborg, because it has given me valuable experience and education, and I want other students to know about the opportunities offered by the school”, he said.
New MBA Specialisations Celebrated with Lunch
Event Brought Together Staff, Clean Tech and Smart Industry Students
A group of MBA students from two new specialisations – Clean Tech and Smart Industry – attended a lunch with Wittenborg's Head of School of Business Rauf Abdul, Head of Operations Lasantha de Silva and senior lecturer Adeyemi Banjo in March. Apart from helping the students integrate with their peers, the meeting had the goal of enabling them to express their thoughts and feelings about the new specialisations, whose activities started in September 2021.
Among other topics, participants discussed their curriculums, the quality of the teaching and their satisfaction with the research and assessment aspects of the programme. Wittenborg Head of School of Business Rauf Abdul explained that the school makes use of formal and informal resources to receive feedback from students, as part of its internal quality assurance system.
INFURI Meeting Connects Project Partners and External Community
Between 5 and 6 April, Wittenborg hosted an event aimed at showcasing the results of the Erasmus+ international project “Innovation in the Furniture Industry in the Era of Circular Economy” (INFURI). In line with the research initiative, the event focused on promoting circularity practices to small and medium-sized furniture companies and was attended by local enterprises, researchers, students from different schools and representatives of vocational, educational and training organisations.
Speakers to Discuss Past, Present and Future of Mental Health Care
On 28 April, Wittenborg will host an event organised by MeetUp055 about the state of mental health care in the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, 90,000 people are waiting for mental health care. It is, therefore, clear that something has to change in the sector. Inspired by an episode on the same topic of the Dutch investigative reporting documentary TV series 'Tegenlicht', MeetUp055 invited a number of speakers to provide insight into the past, present and future of mental health care in the Netherlands.
Wittenborg's Research Reward and Compensation Policy
Wittenborg's Research Centre held its first physical meeting on Wednesday, 23 March, attended by more than twenty faculty members who are also active researchers. The agenda topics on that day ranged from presentations on the progress of current EU-funded projects to a discussion on future skills and competencies of graduates.
MBAs in Clean Tech and Smart Industry Based on Research Projects
With the goal of promoting innovation, technology and sustainability, as well as student employability, Wittenborg launched two MBA specialisations in Clean Tech and Smart Industry in September 2021. Both were developed as the result of research initiatives the school had been part of in previous years.
The MBA in Clean Tech stems from the GREAT project, conducted between 2013 and 2015 with the goal of fostering the adoption of clean technologies by industries located in the region of Apeldoorn, Deventer and Zutphen. Among other courses, the new specialisation includes the modules Corporate Sustainability and Energy Efficiency, Zero-Energy Buildings & Energy Transition and Renewable Energy: Solar, Wind, Hydro.
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Sobhi Khatib Delivers Lecture to Human Resource Management Students
To discuss important issues related to diversity, inclusion and bias in organisations, Wittenborg organised a guest lecture with Oxford HR’s senior consultant Sobhi Khatib, who is also Equity, Diversity and Inclusion instructor at the Digital Society School. Coordinated by senior lecturer Joop Remmé, the activity was offered on 1 April to MBA students specialising in Human Resource Management.
At the start of the workshop, streamed via Microsoft Teams, Khatib explained the concept of bias, highlighting that it is inherent to all human beings and discussing strategies to minimise it. Next, he talked about the three layers of diversity, stressing that diversity can be demographic (gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, etc.), contextual (access to opportunities and resources) or cognitive (character, values and approach to problem-solving, among other factors).
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Arie Barendregt Delivers Lectures on Competitor Analysis
Wittenborg senior lecturer Arie Barendregt had the opportunity to travel to Iran in March when he taught a course on competitor analysis to a group of approximately 20 students pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration. Offered in Tehran by the French institution ESC Clermont Business School, the programme brings together students with varied professional backgrounds, including entrepreneurs, managing directors and business owners active in multiple fields. Barendregt explains that he was invited to participate in this activity by Wittenborg senior lecturer Gilbert Silvius, who had taught a project management course in Tehran within the same programme.
Over the course of three days, Barendregt delivered a series of strategic intelligence lectures on the topic of how businesses can study their competitors, predicting the competitors’ future market behaviour and using this information to plan their own marketing strategies.
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