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Master Challenge Offers Students a Real-Life Consulting Experience

Master Challenge Offers Students a Real-Life Consulting Experience

Wittenborg MBA and MBM Students Helping Companies Solve Operational Challenges

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With the goal of getting hands-on experience and developing various professional skills and competencies, 52 Wittenborg MBA and MBM students are participating in the Master Challenge Project Week – Block 3. The activity is coordinated by Wittenborg's Head of School of Business Rauf Abdul, with the assistance of Education Support Administrator Hanna Abdelwahab.

During the project’s kick-off meeting, which took place on 1 December at the Spoorstraat building, participants were divided into nine teams, each one composed of five or six members and managed by a leader. Over a period of seven weeks, until 21 January, students will be required to act as digital marketing and communication consultants for real-life companies, presenting solutions for their operational challenges.

High Overall Rating for Wittenborg's Climate Change Project Week

High Overall Rating for Wittenborg's Climate Change Project Week

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Wittenborg's Climate Change Project Week 2, which was held from 3 to 5 November, received an overall high rating of 4.47 from students. The event, which coincided with the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Glasgow (UK Cop26), involved students from its three different study locations: Apeldoorn and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and Munich in Germany. Throughout the three days, students and faculty members immersed themselves in presentations, a Climate Action Simulation game, role-play, as well as the Climate Change Summit.

As part of the final assessment, students were required to complete a compulsory online questionnaire that provided feedback on the activities involved and a self-reflection of their own learning experiences. Results of the survey were compiled in a Climate Change Project Week Report.
 
In his editorial note of the report, Wittenborg President & Chief of the Executive Board Peter Birdsall said, "We were lucky to have found a 'window of opportunity' during the COVID-19 pandemic when it was possible for us to hold this event and have so many people together. The theme of climate change is such an important issue for our students, both now and in the future, and they grasped the significance of that through their commitment and overall involvement in the activities."

The online survey was completed by 163 students from 40 different countries and nationalities.

PhD Research Investigates How Students Can Self-develop Business Ethics Virtues

PhD Research Investigates How Students Can Self-develop Business Ethics Virtues

Study Conducted by Wittenborg Senior Lecturer Bert Meeuwsen

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To investigate how international students can self-develop business ethics virtues through educational interventions, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) senior lecturer Bert Meeuwsen is conducting the “Cross-Cultural Business Ethics Educational Intervention Exploratory Study”. From 2021 to 2024, as part of the PhD programme he is pursuing at Leiden University, Meeuwsen will be teaching the module High Performance Leadership to groups composed of WUAS Master of Business Administration (MBA) students.

He explains that, besides being connected to his background in business and education, the research also relates to WUAS’ three pillars: internationalisation, diversity and ethics. “One of the reasons why I decided to pursue this study is its connection with Wittenborg’s pillars. But, throughout my career, the topic of business ethics has always been a source of interest to me and, in line with the conclusions of previous research, I consider that there is a significant gap in higher education when it comes to this field.”

Wittenborg Students Based in Bad Vöslau, Austria Face National Lockdown

Wittenborg Students Based in Bad Vöslau, Austria Face National Lockdown

Wittenborg Students Based in Bad Vöslau Face National Lockdown

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Since 22 November, students based at Wittenborg’s Bad Vöslau study location have been going through the national lockdown adopted by the Austrian government. In effect until next Sunday, 12 December, the measures require the country’s population to stay home, except for activities such as doing groceries, exercising outdoors or going to places banks or pharmacies. Additionally, Austrian schools and kindergartens are allowed to stay open.

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has 12 HBA (Hospitality Business Administration) students in Austria, out of which eight live at the College Garden Hotel, where the International College of Tourism and Management (ITM) is also located. Last October, the president of Wittenborg, Peter Birdsall, visited staff and students in Bad Vöslau for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, Birdsall had last been to WUAS’ Austrian study location in 2019.

Visiting Lecturer Treats Students to Theatrical Activity

Visiting Lecturer Treats Students to Theatrical Activity

Visiting Lecturer Treats Students to Theatrical Activity

A group of Wittenborg Foundation Year students had the opportunity to participate in a fun and interactive activity conducted by visiting lecturer Patrick Birdsall during a class taught by Wittenborg Head of the English Department Daniel O’Connell. The group performed a short comic play titled “The Bank Robbery”, in which O’Connell played a robber and the students played the other characters. The sketch was created in the 1970s by the “English Teaching Theatre", a group of teachers from London who used to travel to different countries to perform at schools and universities.

MCI Students Participate in Guest Lecture with Cummins Hydrogen Global Sales Director

MCI Students Participate in Guest Lecture with Cummins Hydrogen Global Sales Director

Andrew Emil Shares Expertise and Insights with Wittenborg Students

With the goal of providing Wittenborg Marketing, Communication and Information students with new perspectives and insights into professional life, Communication lecturer Fjorentina Muco organised a guest lecture with Cummins Hydrogen’s global sales director, Andrew Emil.

Titled “Building a Successful Sales Organisation”, the activity centred on how professionals can think about customers and who to prioritise strategically. The session took place on 17 November and was attended by 11 students, who took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions.

Emil, who is responsible for Cummins Hydrogen’s overall sales results as well as scaling the company’s business, gave several tips on how students can develop their careers.

EuroCHRIE Apeldoorn 2022 Opens Call for Papers

EuroCHRIE Apeldoorn 2022 Opens Call for Papers

EuroCHRIE Apeldoorn 2022 Opens Call for Papers

Students, educators, researchers and professionals from the tourism, hospitality and events industry are invited to submit papers, posters and proposals for workshops and symposiums to EuroCHRIE Apeldoorn 2022. The call is open until 20 March, 2022, and the event will be held between 24 and 27 October, 2022, with the theme “Thrive on Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. Detailed information, including the submission guidelines, can be found here.

Hosted by Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, EuroCHRIE 2022 will be centred on the future of education and industries in the hospitality & tourism, events management and culinary arts sectors. Among other topics, the conference’s presentations, symposiums and workshops will discuss data security, robotics, self-service, artificial intelligence, block-chain, social innovation and the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will take place at the Aventus Building, in Apeldoorn, but key activities will also be livestreamed.

Wittenborg Assistant Professor Attains PhD in Ethical Leadership

Wittenborg Assistant Professor Attains PhD in Ethical Leadership

Wittenborg Assistant Professor Attains PhD in Ethical Leadership

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Wittenborg Assistant Professor Fahad Shakeel’s five years of dedication to his PhD research culminated in the successful defence of his thesis on 15 November, at Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen. Although Shakeel started his doctorate in May 2016, he had been developing the project since he was a research assistant in Pakistan years before.

“I have always wanted to pursue research, and the topic of ethical leadership has been a long-standing interest to me so, by the time I decided to submit my PhD proposal to multiple universities, it was already well developed. This was really helpful, and I advise prospective PhD candidates to have a clear idea of where they want to go before joining the programme,” he says.

Wittenborg Participates in Event Organised by JCI Apeldoorn

Wittenborg Participates in Event Organised by JCI Apeldoorn

Wittenborg Participates in Event Organised by JCI Apeldoorn

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Wittenborg’s Human Resources Manager, Maike Nuyken, and Manager of Academic Partnerships, Myra Qiu, gave a presentation at the event organised by JCI Apeldoorn, an association of local entrepreneurs, at the Aventus Building earlier this month. During the activity, Myra and Maike introduced Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) to the 25 members of JCI Apeldoorn with the goal of connecting both institutions and creating professional opportunities for WUAS students.

The talk and Q&A session that followed centred around topics such as Wittenborg’s structure, students and staff, part-time jobs and internship possibilities for students, and job prospects after graduation. During the presentation, the attendees were eager to learn about WUAS’ student body and graduates, and particularly interested in the different ways to engage talent, as many businesses in the region are suffering from staff shortages. After that, each participant received a copy of Wittenborg’s factsheet.

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