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Wittenborg Signs Cooperation Agreement with China Education Group (GEG)

Wittenborg Signs Cooperation Agreement with China Education Group (GEG)

Wittenborg Signs Cooperation Agreement with China Education Group (GEG)

A memorandum of cooperation has recently been signed between Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences and Nanchang Bola Students Services (NBSS), which is a branch of the China Education Group (CEG). NBSS will act as Wittenborg's China Representative Office.  

CEG is a leading global higher and vocational education group with footholds in China, Australia and the UK, aiming to provide quality education through innovation. The group was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2017 and is currently the largest listed higher education and vocational education group in China.

CEG believes that the partnership with Wittenborg will further diversify its international education opportunities for students who want to study abroad. "It can provide more and diversified study abroad options for CEG's 250,000 students, as well as provide CEG member schools with richer channels for international education exchanges. This in turn will help to establish a win-win cooperation between Chinese and European higher education," said Plymouth Li, legal director at CEG's Strategy & Investment Department in Shanghai.

Erasmus+ INFURI Project in Full Swing with its 2nd Living Labs Session

Erasmus+ INFURI Project in Full Swing with its 2nd Living Labs Session

Erasmus+ INFURI Project in Full Swing with its 2nd Living Labs Session

https://www.wittenborg.eu/erasmus-infuri-project-full-swing-its-2nd-living-labs-session.htm

Wittenborg’s Erasmus+ Project, INFURI, is picking up speed with the completion of its second Living Labs session last Wednesday, 23rd June. The event was a physical session held in Apeldoorn, in the office of one of the project’s participating companies, Brummel,  a business to business, custom-made furniture designer and manufacturer.

ICEF Virtual Asia: Education Agents Impressed by Dutch Vaccination Rate

ICEF Virtual Asia: Education Agents Impressed by Dutch Vaccination Rate

Wittenborg Admissions Team Meet Up with 55 Agents from 16 Countries at ICEF Virtual Asia

https://www.wittenborg.eu/icef-virtual-asia-education-agents-impressed-dutch-vaccination-rate.htm

Asian student recruitment agents at the recently held ICEF Virtual Asia conference said they were pleasantly surprised at the quick rate at which the Netherlands is vaccinating its citizens against the coronavirus. Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' admissions team recently attended the conference, speaking to 55 agents from 16 countries across Asia, including Thailand, Singapore, India, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, China, Indonesia, South Korea, Bhutan and Hong Kong.

Leading the team was Lena Vandenbosch, Wittenborg's International Partnership Manager. She said due to the ongoing travel restrictions to certain countries, students in Asia, as in other regions of the world, are looking for alternative study abroad destinations.

Warm Send-off for Wittenborg's Beloved Admissions Manager in Amsterdam

Warm Send-off for Wittenborg's Beloved Admissions Manager in Amsterdam

Admissions Manager, Yanti Setiawan, Praised for "Human Approach" in Dealing with Students and Colleagues

https://www.wittenborg.eu/warm-send-wittenborgs-beloved-admissions-manager-amsterdam.htm

After vetting thousands of hopeful student applicants and guiding them towards their dream of studying abroad, Yanti Setiawan, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' Manager Admissions and External Relations, is leaving the institution to return to her home country, Indonesia. Setiawan said in an interview that working in the Netherlands has been an unforgettable adventure where she gained lots of valuable work experience.

The Future of International Business and Education

The Future of International Business and Education

Wittenborg Vice-President Ron Tuninga Gives Inspiring Speech at HAN Inauguration

What are the most important trends influencing the global economy at the moment and what impact will they have on the future of international business, education and research? This is the question unpacked by Professor Dr Ron Tuninga, Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, in his inaugural speech at HAN University of Applied Sciences, where he was installed as Professor of Applied Sciences and chair of its Centre of International Business Research (CIBR).

Tuninga said developing international business opportunities is both easier and more complex than before. The CIBR focuses on two interrelated areas of study: international business education and international entrepreneurship. Global citizenship connects these two areas of research. "Global citizenship entails, among other things, recognising and dealing with global economic, social, and ecological challenges to the benefit of local business communities and consumers. International entrepreneurship is focused on how global opportunities will benefit local business."

Top Trends

He identified the following 5 trends as the most important influencing the global economy:

Wittenborg Students Urged to Take Part in One of World's Biggest Surveys on Entrepreneurship

Wittenborg Students Urged to Take Part in One of World's Biggest Surveys on Entrepreneurship

30 June is Deadline for Students to Fill out GUESSS Survey

Students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences have until 30 June, 2021, to take part in what is to be one of the largest entrepreneurship research projects in the world, the GUESSS. The aim is to gain insight into student entrepreneurship, both from an academic and practical point of view - something business students at Wittenborg will definitely benefit from.

GUESSS (Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey) looks at students' career choice intentions and related activities in around 50 countries and more than 1,000 universities across the globe. Students who complete the survey before the deadline stand to win one of ten vouchers of €20 each from either bol.com or Amazon.

The vouchers are sponsored by Oost NL - a development agency committed to strengthening the regional economy in the eastern part of the Netherlands. The initiative is supported by the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel as well as the national Department of Economic Affairs and Climate.

Facemasks off from Saturday - Dutch Cabinet to Decide Mid-August about Social Distancing at Universities

Facemasks off from Saturday - Dutch Cabinet to Decide Mid-August about Social Distancing at Universities

Wittenborg Expecting Full Return to Classroom Teaching in New Academic Year

https://www.wittenborg.eu/facemasks-saturday-dutch-cabinet-decide-mid-august-about-social-distancing-universities.htm

Dutch universities are preparing for a return to campus life without the need for social distancing when the new academic year starts in late August. Cabinet has indicated that from 16 August the 1.5-m social-distancing rule will probably be lifted, but a definite decision will be made on 13 August.

Facemasks off from coming Saturday

Dutch universities are preparing for a return to campus life without the need for social distancing when the new academic year starts in late August. Cabinet has indicated that from 16 August the 1.5-m social-distancing rule will probably be lifted, but a definite decision will be made on 13 August.

Facemasks off from coming Saturday
Meanwhile, most restrictions including the mandatory wearing of facemasks in public places will be lifted from the coming Saturday, except where social distancing is impossible, such as public transport.

Data Sharing for Smarter Learning Process

Data Sharing for Smarter Learning Process

The Ubiquity of Data Sharing

https://www.wittenborg.eu/data-sharing-smarter-learning-process.htm

Data sharing is the practice of making data available to other individuals or organisations and it involves relevant processes, technologies and legal frameworks. Data sharing is not a new thing, and it has been going on for decades. There are immense opportunities that data sharing can provide across a myriad of activities, but it also involves many controversies related to privacy, security, and level playing field issues.

Recognising that data sharing by organisations offers economic and social opportunities, the Dutch government's ambition is to encourage businesses in the Netherlands to take the lead in productive and responsible data sharing.  Earlier this year, a report on "Exploring data sharing obligations in the technology sector" was released by the Dutch Government, and it presents the findings of research on the role of data in the technology sector and the opportunities and risks of mandatory data sharing. The report was co-authored by one of Wittenborg's senior lecturers, Dr Gabor Molnar.

Wittenborg Admissions Team Joins First ICEF Africa Conference - with Great Success

Wittenborg Admissions Team Joins First ICEF Africa Conference - with Great Success

More Students from Africa Expected to Study in the Netherlands

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-admissions-team-joins-first-icef-africa-conference-great-success.htm

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' admissions team has attended its first ICEF Africa conference online with education recruitment agents on the continent expecting more and more inquiries from students on studying in the Netherlands. Especially students from Nigeria are looking for alternatives to some of the English-speaking study destinations.

"This was the first time we joined ICEF Africa and it was definitely a successful event for us," said Lena Vandenbosch, Wittenborg's International Partnership Manager. The 3-day event saw the Wittenborg team attending 68 meetings in total. Countries represented were Algeria, Benin,  Burundi, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  

Wittenborg CEO: "I Never Had Any Doubt about Taking COVID-19 Vaccine"

Wittenborg CEO: "I Never Had Any Doubt about Taking COVID-19 Vaccine"

Wittenborg Staff Tell of Positive and Well-Organised Experience with Vaccination

https://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-ceo-i-never-had-any-doubt-about-taking-covid-19-vaccine.htm

Now that the Dutch COVID-19 vaccination programme is in full swing, we asked a couple of staff members who got the jab already - including Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng - what the experience was like, why it was important for them to do it and the level of service received.  

Feng said she never had any doubts that she would take the vaccine once it became available as she has confidence in science and the way that the vaccine was developed, the rigorous standards it was held to and the fundamental research behind it. "The vaccine is the only way out of the current height of the pandemic and protecting others," Feng said.

Under normal circumstances, vaccines take years to develop, but scientists used prior knowledge to develop safe and effective vaccines in just under a year by simultaneously starting all the necessary steps - including animal testing, two phases of human clinical trials and manufacturing.

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