Wittenborg Keeping Close Contact with Students in China

Wittenborg Keeping Close Contact with Students in China

Two Wittenborg Students in Wuhan to Stay in China for Now

Wittenborg Keeping Close Contact with Students in ChinaWittenborg University of Applied Sciences has sent out an email to all its Chinese students to get an accurate idea of their current situation in relation to the new coronavirus - including two students who recently travelled to Wuhan, the city where the virus originated, Wittenborg's chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, told the Dutch press.

Survey Among Wittenborg Students on Climate Change Mirrors Results of that by Amnesty International

Survey Among Wittenborg Students on Climate Change Mirrors Results of that by Amnesty International

Survey Among Wittenborg Students on Climate Change Mirrors Results of that by Amnesty International

https://www.wittenborg.eu/climate-change-most-pressing-issue-youth.htm

Climate change was ranked as the most vital issue facing the world, results of a survey published by Amnesty International has found.  More than 10,000 people aged 18 to 25 years - also known as Generation Z - were surveyed. Amnesty International has warned that world leaders' failure to address the climate change crisis has left them out of step with young people.

Wittenborg Committed to Increasing Students' Employability Prospects

Wittenborg Committed to Increasing Students' Employability Prospects

Wittenborg Chair Shares View that International Graduates Need to Speak Dutch if They Wish to Stay in the Netherlands Long-Term

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-committed-increasing-students-employability-prospects.htm

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences reiterated its commitment to increasing its students' employability and, in the case of international students wishing to work in the Netherlands, that must include raising their Dutch language abilities, according to the chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall. To this end the institution, which already offers Dutch as one of its language modules, has increased its Dutch Intensive Courses, which Birdsall says definitely makes a difference.

Chinese Students at Wittenborg Not "Panicking" about Corona Virus

Chinese Students at Wittenborg Not "Panicking" about Corona Virus

Students Travelling to China for New Year Taking "Precautions" to Protect Against Corona Virus

https://www.wittenborg.eu/chinese-students-wittenborg-not-panicking-about-corona-virus.htm

Chinese students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences who plan to travel home this week to celebrate the Chinese New Year with their families say they will not cancel their plans because of a new Corona virus, but will take precautions. Wittenborg was told of at least two students from Wuhan - the city where the virus was first detected in December - who planned to fly home on Wednesday evening.

Opinion: Humility Breeds Humanity

Opinion: Humility Breeds Humanity

Humility in a Time of Arrogance

https://www.wittenborg.eu/opinion-humility-breeds-humanity.htm

Arrogant leaders seem to be all around us - from politics to business - the idea that you are so great already, that you can't improve. Humility, on the other hand, is the embodiment of modesty, respectfulness and honour.  It is the opposite of pride and arrogance.  Humility does not mean degradation of one’s status or dignity; in fact, it is the very opposite of that.  A person who observes humility abandons all selfishness and egotism and stands humble, altruistic and agreeable.

Humility is when a person does not see himself or herself as being better or above other people for frivolous reasons, such as the colour of the skin, race, social standing, education, nationality or wealth.

Meeting up with Alumni in Vietnam

Meeting up with Alumni in Vietnam

Meeting up in Vietnam with Alumni  from the Saxion Class of '99 , and a Wittenborg graduate from 13 years back.

https://www.wittenborg.eu/meeting-alumni-vietnam.htm

During the Christmas and New year break, WUAS directors Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng met up with a group of Alumni in Hanoi, Vietnam. It was a special group, as they came from the so-called 'Class of '99' - the first international class at the faculty of economics of Hogeschool Ijselland (now Saxion University of Applied Sciences) in Deventer, and were joined by Wittenborg alumnus Tracy Choé, who graduated 13 years ago.

Alumni Most Reliable Source of Info for International Students

Alumni Most Reliable Source of Info for International Students

Most International Students Funded by Family - Survey

https://www.wittenborg.eu/alumni-most-reliable-source-info-international-students.htm

Alumni are the most reliable source of information for prospective international students wanting to study in Europe and the UK, results from a new survey has shown. This relates to accuracy of life as a student in these countries, but also about job opportunities.

The ISEOS 2020 report was published by Cturtle. Between June and September 2019, a total of 16,830 responses were collected.  

Imagining the Future of Hospitality in 2030

 Imagining the Future of Hospitality in 2030

Imagining the Future of Hospitality in 2030

https://www.wittenborg.eu/imagining-future-hospitality-2030.htm

What will the hospitality industry look like in 2030? This was the question HBA Hospitality Management students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences had to explore, then present their findings by way of a poster presentation. Hospitality Business Administration (HBA) is a double-degree programme offered jointly with the University of Brighton in the UK. 

The poster presentation is considered an alternative way of presenting research in lieu of the traditional oral or paper presentation - a snapshot if you will - which in this case was favoured by Brighton.

Wittenborg Looks Back at Decade of Many Milestones During Annual Staff Dinner

Wittenborg Looks Back at Decade of Many Milestones During Annual Staff Dinner

More than 100 staff members of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences gathered at a glittering event on Friday to ring in the new year during the Annual Staff Dinner with their partners. 

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-looks-back-decade-many-milestones-during-annual-staff-dinner.htm

This year was significant as it marked the end of a decade, affording the opportunity to look back at the rapid progress the institution has made the past 10 years, starting with the move from Deventer to Apeldoorn in 2010 with just under 200 students. It now boasts more than 1,000, with 110 nationalities and a presence in 4 European cities - Apeldoorn, Amsterdam, Munich and Austria - with partnerships in many other countries like the UK, Australia and China.

Dutch Business Researcher Prof. Ad Kil to Run Wittenborg's Doctoral College in Apeldoorn Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has appointed Dutch academic and business researcher Prof. Ad Kil as the new Director of its Doctoral College in Apeldoorn.

Dutch Business Researcher Prof. Ad Kil to Run Wittenborg's Doctoral College in Apeldoorn  Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has appointed Dutch academic and business researcher Prof. Ad Kil as the new Director of its Doctoral College in Apeldoorn. The college is to be run jointly by Wittenborg and its British partner, the University of Brighton.  New Doctoral College to Differentiate itself with Solution-Driven Approach and Academic Excellence Kil already had ties with Wittenborg before accepting his new position. He served on the Advisory Board, which oversees the Executive, as well as the Graduation and Examination Board.  Although the foundation of the Doctoral College has been laid, Kill’s job will be to flesh out the details and bring it to life so that it is fully operational by the new academic year in September 2020.  “The programme will be designed for executives – a group other universities have not been eager to cater for, as they don’t always fit in with the typical research agenda and it can mean a lot of extra work. Our target group is not people who have just graduated. What will also differentiate us is that the disciplines will be more diverse and the supervisors will be more international and entrepreneurial minded. In other words, the subjects will tackle and be more attuned with real challenges in business and society. I think our challenge will be to design research and methodologies which will be solution driven without compromising on academic excellence.”  Kil has years of extensive academic and innovative experience. Besides running a research business with high-profile clients, he was also the Director of Nyenrode Business University’s Executive PhD programme and is currently Emeritus Professor of Research Didactics there. He also teaches in the same capacity at Kingston University in London and is a PhD course leader and supervisor at the Open University in Ghana. Furthermore, he serves on accreditation bodies like NVAO and QANU.   Kil was born in Zeeland and grew up in Leusden.Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has appointed Dutch academic and business researcher Prof. Ad Kil as the new Director of its Doctoral College in Apeldoorn. The college is to be run jointly by Wittenborg and its British partner, the University of Brighton.

New Doctoral College to Differentiate itself with Solution-Driven Approach and Academic Excellence

Kil already had ties with Wittenborg before accepting his new position. He served on the Advisory Board, which oversees the Executive, as well as the Graduation and Examination Board.

Although the foundation of the Doctoral College has been laid, Kill’s job will be to flesh out the details and bring it to life so that it is fully operational by the new academic year in September 2020.

“The programme will be designed for executives – a group other universities have not been eager to cater for, as they don’t always fit in with the typical research agenda and it can mean a lot of extra work. Our target group is not people who have just graduated. What will also differentiate us is that the disciplines will be more diverse and the supervisors will be more international and entrepreneurial minded. In other words, the subjects will tackle and be more attuned with real challenges in business and society. I think our challenge will be to design research and methodologies which will be solution driven without compromising on academic excellence.”