First Project Week of New Academic Year Features Interview with One of Apeldoorn's Biggest Employers

  First Project Week of New Academic Year Features Interview with One of Apeldoorn's Biggest Employers

Project Week: "Stimulating Employment should Be Priority in Apeldoorn"

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As part of the first Project Week assignment for bachelor's degree students in the new academic year, Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng spoke to the managing director of one of the biggest employers in the Apeldoorn region, Centraal Beheer, about the importance of good cooperation between local government, business and educational institutions like Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

Dutch Minister for Education Presents Action Plan for Diversity and Inclusion

Dutch Minister for Education Presents Action Plan for Diversity and Inclusion

No Quality in Education Without Diversity, says Dutch Minister of Higher Education

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At the beginning of the academic year, the Dutch minister of higher education, Ingrid Van Engelshoven, presented her “National Action Plan Diversity and Inclusion” at Leiden University, saying: “In an inclusive organisation, everyone can fully and equally participate and share in the decision-making process. I find it extremely important to create a safe learning and working environment in which all can feel at home and grow. That is what we want to stimulate with this national action plan. Moreover, it is increasingly clear that diversity is a prerequisite for quality.”

Netherlands so Much More to Offer than "Tulips and Windmills"

 Netherlands so Much More to Offer than "Tulips and Windmills"

Foreign Affairs DG Emphasises Importance of Internationalisation in Dutch Higher Education

With the Netherlands earning a third of its gross domestic product (GDP) from foreign trade, internationalisation in its education sector is of paramount importance. This is according to Peter Potman from the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs who was interviewed by Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for the promotion of higher education in the Netherlands. "Dutch companies need people with international experience. If the Netherlands wants to be counted in the world, it needs to internationalise its education," said Potman, acting director-general of foreign economic affairs at the ministry.

Dutch HE Institutions Ranked Among World's Top

Dutch HE Institutions Ranked Among World's Top

Dutch HE Institutions Ranked Among World's Top

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With 11 of its 13 universities in the Top 200, the Netherlands was only outranked in Europe by the UK and Germany for institutions on the list. The top spot overall is occupied by England's Oxford University, while the Top 10 is dominated by US institutions. China, a big source of international students for the Netherlands, has for the first time broken the Top 20 with Tsinghua University in Beijing by being ranked at number 20. An additional 15 other Asian universities also made the top 100.

What Wittenborg Classes Looked Like on First Day of New Academic Year

What Wittenborg Classes Looked Like on First Day of New Academic Year

Wittenborg Lecturers Impress as they Navigate Hybrid Teaching with Ease on First Day of New Academic Year

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A smaller number of students then at the typical start of a new academic year were spotted at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' campus in Apeldoorn on Monday morning with the majority logging in online for classes. Those students and staff who did attend in person could be seen wearing masks in common areas or social distancing in classes. Aside from a few technical glitches, everything was running as planned, said Wittenborg's Head of Operations, Lasantha de Silva.

Cooperation Between Wittenborg and New European College a Milestone in Spirit of EU

Cooperation Between Wittenborg and New European College a Milestone in Spirit of EU

Wittenborg Becomes First Authorised Dutch University to Operate in Bavaria, Germany

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Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' Munich Campus, operated by New European College (NEC), has become the first Dutch university to fulfil the rigorous legal and administrative requirements of the Bavarian Higher Education Law and the Bavarian Ministry of Science and Culture. This means that, in accordance with Article 86 of the Bavarian University and College Act, Wittenborg is now authorised to offer academic courses at its campus in Munich.

Our New Students are Here!

Our New Students are Here!

First International Arrivals of New Academic Year Excited to Join Wittenborg

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Safely arrived and happy to be in the Netherlands! This was the mood among the first international students to join Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in person for the new academic year as they participated in (safely distanced) Introduction Week activities this week. The first arrivals hailed from countries ranging from far fledged Zimbabwe to Russia, Iran and, closer to home, the Netherlands.  

New Approach to Learning an "Opportunity to Excel", Wittenborg President Tells Staff

New Approach to Learning an "Opportunity to Excel", Wittenborg President Tells Staff

Hybrid Learning Set to Be Norm at Wittenborg in New Academic Year

Hybrid learning – a mix of online and classroom sessions – will become the new norm in the coming academic year and Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences plans to excel in it. This was the message from Wittenborg President Peter Birdsall to staff as they prepare to continue delivering quality education to new and current students despite the looming presence of  COVID-19 around the world.

While Birdsall would normally deliver his message during the annual general staff meeting just before classes commence at the start of a new academic year, this time it was done via email. The annual teachers meeting did, however, continue in a semblance of normality with many teachers attending in person – while observing the national corona regulations – while others tuned in from remote locations.

Despite Economic Downturn, International Graduates Still Making a Go of Dutch Job Market

Despite Economic Downturn, International Graduates Still Making a Go of Dutch Job Market

Majority of Wittenborg Graduates Optimistic about Finding a Job or Starting a Business in the Netherlands

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Despite the downturn in the European economy due to COVID-19, the majority of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' latest international graduates still plan to have a go at finding a job in the Netherlands in the coming year. The rest will either continue their studies here or try to start a business, while a small number will return to their respective home countries.  

This was revealed in a small survey done among graduates just before Wittenborg's 2020 Summer Graduation Ceremony in mid-July.