Dutch Students can Apply for New Scholarship at Wittenborg

Dutch Students can Apply for New Scholarship at Wittenborg

Talented Dutch Hospitality Students Invited to Apply for New Scholarship at Wittenborg before 15 June, 2020

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Dutch students can apply for a brand-new scholarship announced by Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences this month which amounts to €5,000 per year for a maximum duration of 4 years. The scholarship is aimed at talented Dutch students with an international orientation who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management at Wittenborg's campus in Apeldoorn. The deadline for the September intake is 15 June, 2020.

Wittenborg Students Meet New Apeldoorn Mayor

Wittenborg Students Meet New Apeldoorn Mayor

Mayor Makes Whirlwind Visit to Wittenborg and other Institutions of Higher Education in Apeldoorn

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The new mayor of Apeldoorn, Ton Heerts, made a whirlwind visit to Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences on Friday where he took time to chat to international students and meet with management. Wittenborg's main campus has been located in Apeldoorn since 2010 and maintaining good relations with the city has been one of its priorities.

Heerts' visit was part of a broader tour of institutions of higher education in Apeldoorn on Valentine's Day. He has officially been mayor of Apeldoorn for about two months and in his political career includes being a member of parliament.

Students for February Intake from 21 Countries

Students for February Intake from 21 Countries

New International Students Get Crash Course on Life in the Netherlands

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Almost 60 new students from 21 different countries joined Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences this month for the start of the semester. A significant number, more than 30%, are master's students, doing an MBA or a Master in Business Management (MBM).

Before starting classes, most of the new students joined Wittenborg's 2-day Introduction Week activities, where they get a crash course in academic life at the institution along with some tips on living in the Netherlands.

Students Learn about Applying AI Efficiently in Business

Students Learn about Applying AI Efficiently in Business

Want to Build an App? You Can. Even Without IT Knowledge, AI Expert Tells Students

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Artificial intelligence expert, Dr Larry Lucardie, captivated students this week by cutting through the complexity which many people associate AI with, and showing how it can be applied efficiently in business. He even demonstrated how anyone can build an app without IT knowledge or a programmer.

Lucardie, who is the CEO of Knowledge Values, was the guest speaker at the kick-off meeting for Block 5 Project Week at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, which revolves around artificial intelligence. Lucardie's company has delivered AI to many companies, banks, municipalities and other government agencies.

Opinion: The Future is Now

Opinion: The Future is Now

The Challenges and Opportunities of Educating the Next Generation

https://www.wittenborg.eu/opinion-future-now.htm

“We’re just sad kids, who put all of our hope in the fact that putting our headphones in makes us feel we’re not alone.” (Anon. n.d.)

That statement hit home; it resonated a deep truth about growing up today. However, it tantalisingly holds an inherent solution to the same. The children and the teenagers are the future, now; they are a solution, in the making, today!

Wittenborg Graduates Given Final Boost as they Step into Job Market

Wittenborg Graduates Given Final Boost as they Step into Job Market

Graduates from 20 Countries at Wittenborg's 2020 Winter Graduation Ceremony

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As Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' latest graduates stepped off the stage and into the labour market on Friday, degrees conferred, they were given a final moral boost in terms of their employability.

"You are a special category that employers are interested in," the keynote speaker at Wittenborg's 2020 Winter Graduation Ceremony, Rijn Platteel, told graduates. Platteel is the  regional chair of VNO-NCW, the largest employer organisation in the Netherlands. "You have international backgrounds and have already mastered intercultural relationships. These are skills I value more than your grade list."

Tips for Newcomers to the Netherlands

Tips for Newcomers to the Netherlands

How to Be Smart with Healthcare and Housing in the Netherlands

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New to the Netherlands? Well, welcome aboard.  Read up to find out some additional tips on how to better settle down in the Netherlands, and particularly in Apeldoorn.  These are useful tips based on my own experiences and that of my friends.

Are you thinking of moving out of the accommodation provided by Wittenborg?  If you are, my advice is, start searching early.  It’s not easy to rent a room or a flat at low price.  Even if there is, it might be a little bit far from Wittenborg campuses, so you might have to take a bus or train – which, by the way, can add to your transportation costs.  Frankly speaking, transportation cost is quite high in the Netherlands and students don’t even get discounted fares.  So, choose wisely the area of your new accommodation.

Wittenborg Partner in Munich, NEC, Judge at 2020 ISPO Fair

Wittenborg Partner in Munich, NEC, Judge at 2020 ISPO Fair

NEC Chancellor, Sascha Liebhardt, Host for ISPO Brandnew Sport Start-up Award

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This month saw 2,800 exhibitors descend upon Munich at the largest trade fair for sport business, the 50th annual ISPO Fair. Held from 26 – 29 January, the world’s most innovative, successful and well-known sporting brands presented their latest products at the event.

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences’ partner institution in Munich, the New European College (NEC), also had a key role at the event. NEC’s chancellor, Sascha Liebhardt, hosted the ISPO Brandnew Awards Ceremony and Pitch Competition on the opening day.

Update Corona Virus for Students and Staff at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (​​​​​​​02022020)

Update Corona Virus for Students and Staff at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (02022020)

Update Corona Virus for Students and Staff at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (​​​​​​​02022020)Introduction by Peter Birdsall, President of Wittenborg

Wittenborg is taking the current concerns about the Novel Corona Virus extremely seriously and wishes to ensure all its students and staff that it is monitoring the situation on a day-to-day, and if necessary on an hour-to-hour basis. There is a focus on China, at this moment. This may change.

Of our 1000 students, approximately 10% are Chinese and as is custom every year some students return home to their families in China for Lunar New year. 2020 was no exception and Wittenborg has students who are currently in China, some are returning back to the Netherlands, others are not able to do so, due to restrictions.

Wittenborg is taking all possible measures to gain contact with all its Chinese students and support them where possible. Moral support is extremely necessary, as this Coronavirus is not a 'Chinese problem' however a global risk and global problem.

China is however currently confronted with the task of controlling the outbreak. This may change, if other countries develop outbreaks, and it is important for us to always keep in perspective that when it comes to illness, disease and health, these are a responsibility for all nations and all mankind, and it is our duty to support each-other.

Many students and staff at Wittenborg will be worried about the well being of loved ones, parents, grandparents and other family members. Let us be shining examples of good global citizens and give our support where needed.

Finally, I would like to warn against so-called 'fake news' please refer to the official Dutch sites of the ministries, the BBC News website or app, and for latest official figures: this site

Opinion: The Value of Business Statistics for Students

Opinion: The Value of Business Statistics for Students

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Data analysis is becoming a ubiquitous (widespread) phenomenon in the business world and as future business graduates, it is pertinent that you pick up this subject and pick it up well.  It is also one of the vital components in your Graduation Assignment as it will help you to analyse and interpret your data in your findings.  So, if you think you don’t have to master it, or if you think you can ignore this subject, you are unfortunately wrong.