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News Overview Page Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng for SER: Plant the Seeds of Equality at the Dinner Table

  News Overview Page Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng for SER: Plant the Seeds of Equality at the Dinner Table

Life as a Working Woman in China and the Netherlands

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What follows is a translation of a Dutch article written by Maggie Feng for SER.nl's column 'Topvrouw uitgelicht!'.

When I arrived in the Netherlands as an exchange student thirty years ago, I was surprised that so many mothers worked part-time or not at all. This was very different in Beijing. Mothers, grandmothers, aunts – all women worked full-time. There was no gender pay gap and no differences in job levels. This mindset shaped my view of gender equality.

Bi-Annual Teachers' Meeting Emphasises WUAS's Drive for Quality Education

Bi-Annual Teachers' Meeting Emphasises WUAS's Drive for Quality Education

Vibrant Discussions on Quality Teaching & Learning

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WUAS faculty members met for the second time during the bi-annual Teachers’ Meeting in February. During the meeting, faculty members engaged in vibrant and fruitful discussions of a range of issues related to quality teaching and learning, such as integration of current global challenges in the curriculum, assurance of learning and digital literacy.

After warm words of welcome to all members, WUAS President Peter Birdsall encouraged teachers to explore different ways of integrating WUAS’s Climate Change theme and Core Values of Internationalisation, Diversity and Ethics, as well as the UN SDGs in their lessons. Infusing these current issues in the curriculum will not only keep students abreast of current issues but also help prepare them to face the ever-changing global challenges in the real world.

Wittenborg Celebrates Progress in the Construction of New Student Housing Building

Wittenborg Celebrates Progress in the Construction of New Student Housing Building

First Slab of the First Floor Laid by Alderman Nathan Stukker

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Wittenborg celebrated the progress in the construction of its new student housing building, located on De Ruyterstraat, with a mini ceremony on 24 February. During the event, Apeldoorn alderman Nathan Stukker was sent onto the roof and helped place the first slab of flooring of the first floor. This was Stukker’s last official duty as alderman, as he is starting a new career in training and consultancy.

The ceremony was also attended by Wittenborg’s advisory board member and retired alderman Johan Kruithof, as well as other civil servants, district police officers and approximately 20 neighbours who were invited via direct mailing and contact points with the Municipality of Apeldoorn. In total, the new building will have 75 apartments for international students.

World-renowned Guitar Player Talks Art and Business to Students

Pablo Sáinz-Villegas Encouraged Students to Follow their Purpose

Pablo Sáinz-Villegas Encouraged Students to Follow their Purpose

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In an inspiring lecture delivered to a group of Wittenborg Hospitality Business Administration (HBA) students, world-renowned Spanish classical guitar player Pablo Sáinz-Villegas made the point that art and business can not only coexist, but also complement each other. The one-and-a-half-hour activity was conducted on 14 February as part of the module Advanced Corporate Strategy (ACS), taught by senior lecturer Bert Meeuwsen. Previously, Sáinz-Villegas had also participated in a guest session offered to International Business Administration (IBA) and Marketing, Communication & Information (MCI) students.

Students and Staff Discuss Expectations and Ideas for Wittenborg

Students and Staff Discuss Expectations and Ideas for Wittenborg

School’s Conference Day Featured Lively and Insightful Debates

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With the goal of discussing its staff and students’ expectations and a range of topics related to education and other services provided by the school, Wittenborg held its annual Student & Staff Representation Conference Day on 22 February. The activities, which took place at the Spoorstraat location, were also livestreamed for those who could not be there in person.
 
The day started with student and staff rep meetings as well as programme committee meetings. During the plenary feedback session in the afternoon, staff members and students presented and discussed the results of the morning’s talks. Representing the Programme Committee, senior lecturer Dadi Chen highlighted that, among other priorities, Wittenborg aims to embrace the “new normal” and foster the sustainable career development and employability of its students.

Research Centre Meeting Highlights Wittenborg's Mission For Quality Higher Education

Research Centre Meeting Highlights Wittenborg's Mission For Quality Higher Education

Sharing of Exploratory Study on Cross-Cultural Business Ethics

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PhD graduates and lecturers Dr Fahad Shakeel and Dr Bert Meeuwsen presented their Exploratory Study on the topic of Cross-Cultural Business Ethics. Their study relates to their PhD programmes but is also in line with Wittenborg’s mission and core values of Internationalisation, Diversity and Ethics. The presentation triggered active discussion among faculty members, which generated new and interesting topics for future research publications at Wittenborg.

Wittenborg Graduate Making Big Steps Toward his Goals

Wittenborg Graduate Making Big Steps Toward his Goals

Supun Rodrigo Focused on Matching Theory to Practice

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Over the last three years, recent Wittenborg graduate Supun Rodrigo has made significant efforts to achieve his goals. Having completed a bachelor’s degree in two specialisations – Economics & Management and Financial Services Management – Rodrigo also did two internships, two graduation assignments, volunteered at a non-profit organisation and attended Dutch lessons, becoming fluent in the language.

Originally from Sri Lanka, Rodrigo obtained a secondary degree in economics & accountancy before moving to the Netherlands, and chose Wittenborg because he felt the need to expand his knowledge in both fields. After he had started his bachelor’s in Economics & Management, based on his performance and high grades, his process tutor suggested that he also specialised in Financial Services Management.

Marketing Student Researches Impact of Green Fashion Products on Dutch Consumers

Marketing Student Researches Impact of Green Fashion Products on Dutch Consumers

Raweena Mannoesingh Advocates Conscious Consumption

Having been interested in fashion since she was a child and a vegetarian for almost 10 years, Wittenborg student Raweena Mannoesingh decided to write her graduation assignment on how green fashion products impact Dutch consumers.

Mannoesingh, who has just completed a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication and Information (MCI), explains that The Ocean Cleanup project, developed by Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat, was also an inspiration for her thesis topic.

“This subject interests me because it affects all of us, as well as future generations and wildlife. Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world and has caused health issues, ocean pollution and various other problems. In my opinion, many consumers do not understand how their choices impact the world, and that was my motivation to become a vegetarian,” she says.

EuroCHRIE Apeldoorn 2022 Launches Official Newsletter

EuroCHRIE Apeldoorn 2022 Launches Official Newsletter

Conference to Be Hosted by Wittenborg in October

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With less than nine months to go until the start of EuroCHRIE Apeldoorn 2022, the conference now has an official newsletter that features plenty of information for students, educators, researchers and professionals from the tourism, hospitality and events industry (click here to subscribe). Hosted by Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, the event will be held between 24 and 27 October, 2022, with the theme “Thrive on Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.

The first edition of the monthly newsletter includes details on the event’s call for papers and website, tips on how to get from Schiphol Airport to Apeldoorn, key draft dates and information for international organisations interested in sponsoring the conference, among other topics.

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