'Whisky Burn' Goes to Vespa World Days in Belfast
The Vespa World Days is an annual and unique event for scooter lovers that takes place in a different country each year (next year is Hungary). This event was hosted last weekend in Belfast, with a “Vespa Village” especially constructed in the actual dockyard where the Titanic was built and launched, now in the shadow of the city’s iconic Titanic Museum. People came on their Vespas from all over Europe – Holland, Germany, Portugal, etc., even Russia.
FIFA World Cup Footballs Manufactured in Wittenborg Student's Hometown
In May 2015, Farhat packed her bags and left Sialkot to move to the Netherlands to pursue her studies in Information Management at Wittenborg. According to Farhat, Sialkot is a small city that is comparable to Apeldoorn, home of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. The Pakistan city is well known for manufacturing sports gear and accessories for companies such as Adidas. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, Farhat was the Assistant Production Manager at Charr Industries, a manufacturing company that makes sports gear and accessories for different types of sport.
Wittenborg's Karel van der Zande in Euroglide 2018
During the week he is Wittenborg’s student housing coordinator, but, when it comes to the weekend, Karel van der Zande is a qualified glider pilot with 27 years of experience and a love of the freedom offered by the open, blue skies. This summer, Van der Zande will take part in the 2018 Euroglide Race – a gruelling 2,350 km race, which will take participants from Venlo in the Netherlands to the north of Germany, then to the Czech Republic, the west of Germany and back to Venlo.
WUAS awarded European Accreditation for Quality in Internationalisation
It was a proud day for Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences this week when all its International Business Administration programmes (IBA) received the Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation by the European Consortium for Accreditation in Higher Education (ECA). The accreditation is valid until 29 March 2024. The ECA is an association of recognised accreditation and quality assurance agencies in Europe. Their assesment report praised Wittenborg’s international and intercultural learning environment, calling it “above average”.
Wittenborg Students Visit UN Office in Vienna
Students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' campus in Vienna, Austria, recently visited one of the United Nations' many offices in the city as part of Project Week activities. Vienna serves as one of the UN's four headquarter cities where it has a couple of offices. The largest one is the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
My Time as an Intern at the Ritz-Carlton
What is it like to work at the Ritz-Carlton – the luxury hotel chain synonymous with glamour, refinement and legendary service? Vietnamese student, Ngan Huynh, recently found out when she worked for 6 months at the Ritz-Carlton in Barcelona, which has more than 200 members of staff. One thing she learned was they value and take their staff seriously – whether you are an intern or a manager.
Wittenborg News Wittenborg Students Enriched after Shanghai Trip
Ten students from 5 different countries took part in Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' annual field trip to Shanghai this month, returning with a new appreciation of Chinese business culture and way of life. The trip counted as an extra International Project Week. The group consisted of 4 Dutch students, 3 Ukrainian students, 1 Russian, 1 Turkish and 1 Bulgarian. They were led by Wittenborg’s Head of the School of Education, Bert Meeuwsen (MBA, MEd, PhD-candidate), who said that students gained lots of new insight into doing cross-cultural business and behaving in an international environment.
Wittenborg Lecturer Writes Book on Syria War Victims
While the world has grown weary of the armed conflict in Syria, for ordinary Syrians the nightmare continues. To revive interest in their plight, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ senior lecturer, Dr Saskia Harkema, has just published a book detailing their struggles – something she hopes those far removed from the war will be able to relate to. The book “Blijven of Gaan?” (Stay or Go?) tells the story of 7 victims of war and looks at the awful choice they face: Whether to stay and “help” their country, or flee for their lives. You can order it here.
MBA Enrolment Doubles Worldwide
After a 5-year decline, business schools around the world have recorded "double digit" growth in the number of applications to and enrolments on MBA programmes, Times Higher Education (THE) has reported. This is based on a study done by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) - a leading authority on postgraduate business education. Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was recently granted membership of AMBA.
Wittenborg Gains AMBA Development Network Membership
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has recently been granted membership of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) Development Network. AMBA is considered one of the world's leading authorities on postgraduate business education According to Wittenborg's chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, this paves the way for starting the AMBA accreditation process. The organisation has a rigorous assessment criteria - on its website it states that it is currently accrediting programmes from the top 2% of business schools in over 70 countries.
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