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Wittenborg University students visit manufacturing company in Deventer as part of their 3rd project week

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This week, a group of around 50 international students representing more than 40 nationalities, were given a tour the Smurfit Kappa factory in the nearby town of Deventer. This global company welcomed Wittenborg’s students with a tour and some lectures about the company and its sustainability policies.

Smurfit Kappa Zedek in Deventer employs around 250 staff and produces high quality, full colour printed cardboard displays and packaging.

The factory is part of one of the world’s most prestigious producers of paper-based packaging, and employs around 41,000 people worldwide at over 350 factories in 32 different countries. Its yearly turnover was almost 8 billion euro in 2013.

During the visit, students were also given a lecture on the company’s history, activities and future prognosis, as well as an additional lecture on the issues of sustainability that concern the organization and sustainable practices carried out by Smurfit Kappa.

WUP 19/12/2014

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Wittenborg Alumni represented at a Neso event for Alumni of Dutch Universities, held in Ho Chi Minh City last Friday

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:24
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Wittenborg University was represented by its former students Ben Visser and Miss Tran Minh at a meeting of Alumni who had studied in Holland.

The event, held by representatives of the Dutch Neso offices, now merged with the Dutch embassy due to recent austerity cuts, was co-hosted by Wittenborg's visiting lecturer Mr Loek Hopstaken.

Mr Hopstaken is based in Vietnam, however visits the Netherlands, and Wittenborg regularly, and often represents Wittenborg University in Vietnam.

Dutch graduate Ben Visser has lived and worked in Vietnam since graduating from the Bachelor of International Business Administration in 2012.

WUP 16/12/2014

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Wittenborg Alumnus Lasantha de Silva Continues Distinguishing Career in Sri Lanka

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 22:09
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Alumni from Wittenborg University who have carved out brilliant careers for themselves can be found all over the world. A case in point is Lasantha de Silva who graduated at the top of his class in 2008 and is now serving as Director Higher Studies at one of the largest private education institutes in Sri Lanka. Anesca Smith talks to Lasantha about his time at Wittenborg and his experiences since graduation.

Before studying at Wittenborg University Lasantha worked in the Middle East banking sector and after graduation became Wittenborg’s first Education Operations Manager after starting as a junior lecturer.  In an interview he explains what value studying at an international university added to the quality of his education and what ambitions he still has for himself.

Lasantha, what made you decide to study abroad?

Before migrating to the Netherlands, I was an expatriate in the Middle-East Baking sector. The exposure I could gather in Europe, one of the promising economies in the world, especially being born to a traditional Sri Lankan family, was understood to be enormous. Thus, foreign education was sought.

Why did you choose Wittenborg?

When seeking a degree in finance, a small university in the Netherlands caught my eye. The friendly approach when I was a prospective student, the spontaneous support and the specialization attracted me to Wittenborg.

Which degree did you earn?

International Business Administration specializing in Financial Services Management with Honours (GPA 8.0/10.0)

How did your study and career path develop since graduating from Wittenborg?

Upon my graduation I was offered to stay at Wittenborg and start my career as a junior lecturer. At this juncture, it was a crucial decision to make, having over 6 years of work experience in the finance sector. The decision of accepting the offer made by Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng (Wittenborg Directors), not only made me change my career from Finance to Education, but also transformed me into a different person. When I left the Netherlands after 5 very productive years, I was the Education Operations Manager in addition to lecturing at Wittenborg. With the kind guidance and support of my “gurus” in the stream of Education, Peter and Maggie, I have now fledged myself to a complete individual, serving in one of the largest private education institutions in tertiary education in Sri Lanka, as the Director Higher Studies.  Currently I’m conducting the research study of my Master programme; Master of Arts in Leadership, Innovation and Change Management from University of York St. John, the United Kingdom.

Where do you stay now?

I currently reside in Sri Lanka with my family.

What about work?

At present, I am the Director Higher Studies of Royal Institute of Colombo, one of the largest private institutes offering tertiary education to Sri Lankan youth. Having founded in 1970, Royal Institute (Pvt) Ltd houses over 5 000 students and offers education from kindergarten to postgraduate studies.  Royal institute of Colombo, the Higher Education arm of RI, is the ONLY “Affiliate Centre” for University of London (UoL) International programmes in Sri Lanka. The academic direction to the UoL programmes is provided by leading business schools in the UK; London School of Economics (LSE), University College London (UCL), Queen Mary University (QMU), King’s College, Birkbeck.

RIC offers degrees in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance, Sociology, International Relations and Law from UoL and also in Engineering, Biomedical-sciences and IT through a pathway programme of Deakin University Australia. To the side of heading the tertiary education division of Royal Institute, I am also a senior lecturer for the LSE-led programmes in Sri Lanka in the stream of Banking and Finance for undergraduate students.

What has been the extent of your involvement with Wittenborg since you graduated?

Since I left Wittenborg for Sri Lanka in 2012 I have kept in close contact with my ex-colleagues.

Do you think it is important to be involved, or at the very least, keep some contact with one’s alma mater after graduation?

One should never forget who they are and what made him or her the person who they are now. Gratitude is one very important trait a person should possess.

Would you be interested in joining a formal alumni association from Wittenborg?

Of course, it would be my greatest pleasure.

If so, what would you expect from such an organization?

Networking

What are some of your fondest memories from studying at Wittenborg?

·         Obtaining the highest grades for all modules offered

·         Re-initiating the Students’ Union in 2007 and being elected as the President of the Students’ Union 2007

·         Getting Graduated topping the batch with a classification of First Class Honours

 

Would you be interested in being to some sort of service to current students? If so, in which capacity?

Guest lecturing

What did studying at an internationally-orientated university mean to you? For instance, do you think it added value to the quality of education you received?

The International exposure, interpersonal and inter-cultural skills developed, networking with classmates and the expertise brought in to the classroom by the foreign lecturers extended the experiences gained beyond the borders of Main Land Europe, thus added value to my education and of course to my career advancement.

Related to that, how would you describe your study experience as a whole at Wittenborg?

Compared to many Universities, Wittenborg is small with regard to student numbers. For me, that is one of the distinctive features of Wittenborg: The individual attention given to students both academically and informally (through the tutor groups) ensured the students were provided with extended support.

One unique practice at Wittenbrog was the guest lectures delivered by industry experts, sharing their experiences with the students showing them how the theories learnt in the classrooms are practiced in the real world. The seminar papers also gave us a hint of what is academic writing and prepared us for the final research study and the thesis.

Would you recommend the Netherlands and Wittenborg as a study destination?

Wittenborg provides students, especially foreign students, a homely environment. Creating a comforting, family atmosphere is a unique feature at Wittenborg - from the top management, lecturers to the administrative staff and the students are given the feeling that they are taken care of. Academically, the educational experience is distinctive. The examination tools used enhance different skills in students which prepare them for advanced working cultures.

What were some of the challenges you faced as a student?

Having been brought-up in Sri Lanka, and not being one of the most out-going students during my secondary education, public speaking was a nightmare for me. Exam C component, the presentations in each module, was definitely a challenge I faced during the early months. Better preparation and frequent practice made me overcome the phobia of public speaking and presentation. Thanks to Wittenborg, I now address audiences of thousands and also deliver training sessions to large groups of professionals without any hesitation.

Did you work while you were studying? If so, where and for what period?

I completed thee internships: one at Wittenborg as the Education Assistant from September 2007 till November 2007; second, at Amsterdam Institute of Finance as Assistant to the Associate Director from December 2007 till April 2008 and third, once again at Wittenborg from May 2008 till July 2008.

Would you recommend doing an internship as part of the study experience?

Doing an internship during study period, in my purview is very important. Students will not only get the opportunity to experience different theories discussed in the class rooms, but also encourages innovation in student minds, maturity and  improves interpersonal skills.

What advice would you give new graduates wishing to enter the job market based on your own experience?

The right commitment, pro-activeness and attitude define one’s growth and it has no limits.

What short and long term ambitions do you have for yourself career wise?

Since I serve in the field of Education, I wish to read for my PhD. My current research is to improve the education system in Sri Lanka. Finally, I want to develop my own baccalaureate.

WUP 14/14/2014

Link: http://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-university-says-fond-farewell-education-manager-lasantha-de-silva.htm 

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by Anesca Smith

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Joining Wittenborg's Alumni Network - why it should matter to you!

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 21:53
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WUP 12/12/2014 - Joining Wittenborg's Alumni Network - why it should matter to you! Today Wittenborg published its first Alumni Newsletter, planned as a quarterly and is reaching out to all the students who have graduated since Wittenborg University (formally Hogeschool Wittenborg) went "International" in 2003!

Wittenborg University will be doubling its efforts in 2015 to create an active Alumni Network!

First, we would like to know how your experience and education at Wittenborg served your long and short term ambitions and are also curious about your current status and career development.

Therefore we would like to urge all our former students to make contact with the university by emailing alumninetwork@wittenborg.eu . We would also like to encourage you to complete our Alumni Survey which you will find here.

It is very easy to lose track of most graduates after they embark on their various career paths - even more so if they studied at an institute like Wittenborg with its international student base! We do however believe alumni have much to gain from actively staying in touch with their alma mater and they also have much to offer current students.

Why your participation matters

·         An active Alumni Network can serve as a platform for potential business relations to interact.

·         Alumni can act as role models for current students. Not only do they inspire but also encourage present students to stay involved with the university after graduation.

·         The Netherlands is serious about retaining international talent for its economy. Therefore, detailed information on international graduates from Dutch institutes are sorely needed.

·         Interacting with alumni and gaining their insight helps to ensure continued excellence at Wittenborg University.

·         A loyal base of alumni suggests a university has much to offer, thereby boosting its reputation and support in the private and public sector.

Please note: All Alumni of Wittenborg University are offered a significant scholarships to its Master degree programmes. Contact us for details!

What has changed since you graduated?

In 2008 Wittenborg directors, Peter Birdsall and Maggie Feng, officially became the management board at Hogeschool Wittenborg, Deventer.
 
The Bachelor in International Business Administration was accredited in 2006 by the NVAO. Up until that point, all Wittenborg courses were offered in Dutch. In 2007 the university started its first English IBA programmes.

In May 2008 the name of the school changed from Hogeschool Wittenborg to Wittenborg Business School to attract more international students.

In 2010 Wittenborg left Deventer and moved to Apeldoorn where it continues to share a state-of-the-art building with ROC Aventus. Since the move to Apeldoorn Wittenborg’s international profile has grown significantly. In 2012 the Bachelor (IBA) was re-accredited by the NVAO.


To fit its international character, the name of the school was changed again in 2012 - from Wittenborg Business School to Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

 As part of its long-term goal, the management board has designed a 10-year plan which will see Wittenborg divide into 5 centrally managed schools. These are:

1.       School of Business

2.       School of Hospitality & Tourism

3.       School of Arts & Technology

4.       School of Health & Social Care

5.       School of Education

All 5 schools will have at least one Broad Bachelor course and one Master degree course. In this respect Wittenborg strives to become the first private, international institute in the Netherlands with broad degrees.

In the past four years Wittenborg University has reached many milestones which it is proud of:

It has established a strong partnership with the University of Brighton in the UK, including three joint Master of Science programmes: the MSc in International Event Management, the MSc in International Hospitality Management and the MSc in International Tourism Management.

It has also partnered in creating the so-called EuroBA – a Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality Management – which sees students studying in four different countries over a 3-year period: The Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK.
 
Wittenborg latest accomplishment is the accreditation of its Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme – due to start in February 2015 - by the German accreditation body, FIBAA.  The MBA programme has three specializations: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management and General Management.

Though Wittenborg has a strong international orientation, it also works closely with private companies and public institutes in the Netherlands, including organizations in the Apeldoorn region and Gelderland Province. Its motto “Think Global and Act Local” has become more relevant than ever.

WUP 10/12/2014

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Master of Science Students Enjoy a Christmas High Tea

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 22:48
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Wittenborg University Master of Science students were joined by their tutors, Esther, Karin and Rauf, front office manager Eva and Director of Education Peter Birdsall for a High Tea in one of Apedoorn's central coffee and tea houses.

The event marked the end of the 2014 lesson timetable - with only a week to go before then Christmas break! The theme was tea, cakes and sandwiches - many cakes and sandwiches : -)

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WUP 11/12/2014

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Interview with Wittenborg Lecturer Emiel Schiphorst and his tips for growing a company

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:42
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WUP 10/12/2014 -Anesca Smith - Interview with Wittenborg Lecturer Emiel Schiphorst and his tips for growing a company - What distinguishes Wittenborg University staff are not only their diverse cultures, but also the fact that all boast impressive academic backgrounds and range of skill. One of them is marketing professional, Emiel Schiphorst, who is an entrepreneur, author and Qualified Examiner for the Dutch Institute for Marketing (NIMA). Wittenborg recently signed an agreement with NIMA to become one of its education partners.

Emiel has over 12 years’ experience in Marketing, Sales and New Product Development.  He studied Economics and Management Science and obtained an International Executive MBA in France and the US. He has been lecturing part-time at Wittenborg since mid-2013 and teaches International Marketing for SME's and Process Management.  In an interview he gave tips on how to grow your own business and also tells us what inspires him.    How would you describe the experience of teaching at Wittenborg so far?

Teaching feels like being a "family member". We consist of a small team, there are short lines in communication and the students are willing to grow and learn, which is very powerful.

What is fulfilling about teaching international students?

International students are more "interested" to realize their targets. They are more willing to learn from you as a practical teacher rather than from textbooks and theory. Many students have contacted me over LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Facebook and so on. They know how important networking is. I also receive many questions about entrepreneurship from students who are struggling with problems in starting their own business. 

Being a Dutch national, what advice do you have for international students on adapting to life in the Netherlands?

Read books and articles about Dutch companies such as Heineken, Shell, Blokker and Hema that managed to be very successful despite being from a small country. You should also read up about the Dutch royal family, visit Amsterdam and Keukenhof in Lisse with its many beautifull fowers to understand our culture.  Then, you can speak English and German to us, but if you know a few words in Dutch that would be very appreciated. If it's possible, also try and spend some time with a Dutch family to experience our "stampot met worst".

Who or what inspires you?

Two things. First, new products. I always wonder why we develop new things when there is not always a customer need. Secondly, I am inspired by family-run companies  because of their remarkable culture - companies started by the likes of  Ingvar Kamprad (IKEA), Jaap Blokker, Freddy Heineken and Rudolf Dassler (Adidas and Puma). I worked for more than six years for a huge, international pharmaceutical company run by a famous family - it can be the best learning school ever if you do a good job.

What tips do you have for growing a business?

You always need 3 things in your company to grow: New products, new products, new products. This was proven by scientific research. 

 Name one interesting thing most people don't know about you.

I like the German language, Germany culture and especially the music of SCOOTER (www.scootertechno.com)

Finally, why were you interested in lecturing  at Wittenborg University?

The international evironment, the motivation of students and staff as well as my internal drive. There is a moment in life where you want to give back some of your own experience to eager, young students. 

WUP 10/12/2014

Wittenborg University Press

by Anesca Smith

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New Dutch Student Loans System to Start in 2015

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:30
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WUP 05/12/2014 - New Dutch Student Loans System to Start in 2015 - Despite continued protests, it’s becoming evident that new Dutch students starting with their bachelor or master studies in September 2015 will most likely not receive a basic grant from the Dutch government like it was done in the past.

However, the good news is that they - along with students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland - will still be eligible for a study loan from the department of education (DUO) with lenient repayment terms. The loan can cover their full study fee as well as maintenance costs – even when they choose to study at a private, but fully accredited university, like Wittenborg University.

The majority of parties in the Dutch government’s Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives) this week voted for the abolition of the basic grant for students and the introduction of a new loan system.

The last hurdle in pushing through the legislation will be getting the Eerste Kamer (First House) to approve the changes, but it is unlikely that the majority of parties will vote against it. The Dutch minister of education, culture and science, Jet Bussemaker, has urged members of the house for a speedy process. The bill has already been adapted several times with concessions such as a lowering of the minimum amount former students has to repay monthly should they take a loan as well as having access to financing from the first day of study.
How does the new student financing work?

As of 1 September 2015 the basic grant will no longer be available to students who are starting their studies, whether on bachelor or master level. Instead, students will be able to take a loan from about 980 euros maximum per month (you determine the amount yourself according to your fee and living expenses). Repayments must be done within a period of 15 to 35 years. Students are also entitled to only start with the repayments once they start earning more than the minimum salary.

Students from disadvantaged homes, will receive a supplementary grant of 365 euros per month which will be considered a gift should they graduate within 10 years. If not, they will get 15 – 35 years to repay the loan.
 
Students who are already receiving the basic grant will continue receiving it for the duration of their studies.

If you are an international student from the EU/EEA/Switzerland

If you have the nationality of an EU/EEA-country or Switzerland, you qualify for student finance if you have been living in the Netherlands for 5 consecutive years or more. Or if you (or your non-Dutch parent or partner) are working in the Netherlands for at least 56 hours per month.

Do you not have the nationality of an EU/EEA-country or Switzerland? Then you still qualify for student finance if you have a residence permit type II, III or IV. Check the nationality chart below if you have another type of permit.

The repayment period of your student debt starts on 1 January following the expiration of your right to a student grant. First you have a preliminary phase, lasting 2 years. During that time you are not required to make repayments, although it is possible. After the preliminary phase, the repayment phase (up to 15 years) starts. During this phase you have to repay your debt. Interest is charged during both the preliminary phase and the repayment phase.

DUO will calculate a relevant monthly installment which should enable you to repay the loan in full within 15 years. The monthly instalment depends on the amount of student debt you owe and the interest. The minimum amount is €45.41 per month.

If you have difficulty paying the monthly instalment DUO has set for you, you can submit a request to have it reduced. We will then use your income from 2 years ago to calculate how much you can afford to repay. Or you can ask DUO to temporarily stop collecting your study debt (for a maximum of 5 years).

Source: https://duo.nl/particulieren/

WUP 05/12/2014

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Calling all Vietnamese alumni who studied in the Netherlands!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 23:41
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WUP 01/12/2014 - Networking Event for Vietnamese Alumni! -

Calling all Vietnamese alumni who studied in the Netherlands! 

Next Friday, on 12 December 2014, the Dutch Consulate General in Vietnam and NUFFIC is co-hosting a professional networking event for the Dutch business community in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnamese alumni who studied in the Netherlands. In the 2012-13 academic year there were almost 400 Vietnamese students studying in the Netherlands.

At Wittenborg University, there have been a number of notable graduates from Vietnam during the past 10 years. In fact, the university's top student from 2013, Min Tran, was Vietnamese.  According to Wittenborg's registrar, Santosh Aryal, there are currently 7 students from Vietnam studying at the university of which the majority hail from Ho Chi Minh City.

The aim of the event is to provide a platform for those wishing to expand their Dutch and Vietnamese business network and to stimulate contact between alumni who studied in the Netherlands. The  event follows a workshop for alumni with at least 4 years of work experience that was held recently.

The guest speaker for next week's event is Mr Loek Hopstaken who has in the past guest-lectured at Wittenborg University.  For the last seven years Mr Hopstaken has worked extensively with Vietnamese companies - both private and state-owned - as well as a number of non-Asian multinationals operating in Vietnam. In the Netherlands he worked for Postbank and ING Bank. He has also conducted training for companies such Damen Shipyards, Philips and Heineken.

A welcome speech will also be given by the Dutch Consul General in Vietnam and a representative from Nuffic's Neso in Vietnam.

A year ago, faced with severe budgetary cuts, NUFFIC announced it will close three of its worldwide Neso’s (Netherlands Education Support Offices), including Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan. However, in May the Vietnam office was given a lifeline and it was decided that from then on the Vietnam Neso will operate from the Dutch Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event will be held on 12 December 2014 at 16:00 at the Liberty Central Riverside, 17 Ton Duc Thang, D1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Those who wish to attend can register by sending an email to HCM@minbuza.nl. Thereafter a personal invitation will be sent. 

WUP 01/12/2014

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3 new IBA Bachelor specializations in Event Management, International Tourism and Sport Business & Management.

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:20
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From September 2015, students will be able to choose from 3 new specialisations in the IBA Bachelor programme. Event Management and Tourism are already offered at Master, in a joint programme with the University of Brighton, that leads to the UK Master of Science award. IBA Sport Business & Management will look at both the commercial aspects of sports events, however also lay the link between sport and health, and sport promoting health - an issue that insurance companies are increasingly interested in!

Wittenborg's Bachelor of International Business Administration is a unique programme concept that offers a BBA Bachelor pathway that starts broad, then becomes more specialized. It allows most students to decide their Bachelor specialisation in phase (year) 2 and results in fewer students drop out due to having chosen the wrong field of study, at least in terms of business and management! One of the current exceptions is the IBA Hospitality Management which is developing its own pathway, including two work placement periods instead of the normal single one in year 3.

Wittenborg’s British-style higher education in Holland, means that three of the new IBA specializations can allow students to do a University of Brighton top-up programmes and a double degree. All three programmes will also allow students direct entry into the Master of Science programmes - MSc International Event Management, International Tourism Management, International Hospitality Management.

Every IBA programmes has a set of core modules in the key areas of Management and Organizations, Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Communication & information Management, Business Law, and Personal Development. Accompanying these modules, project weeks, work placement and the final project are the series of modules that a student follows within their own chosen Bachelor IBA specialisation.

The new IBA in Event Management will include Bachelor modules in areas such as:

The Event Industry, The Event Consumer Experience, Event Operations and Project Planning, Risk and Crisis Management in the International Events Industry, International Event Management Challenges, and Event Experience Design.

The new IBA in International Tourism will include Bachelor modules in areas such as:

The Travel and Tourism Industry, Impacts of Tourism, Resort and Designation Management, Tourism, Society and Culture, Tourism Management in Action, Transport, Travel and Mobility.. and Travelism: Contemporary Global Issues in Travel and Tourism

The new IBA in Sport Business & Management will include Bachelor modules in areas such as:

  • Sport Business Management
  • Sport Policy in Government and Business
  • Sport Consumers and B-to-B
  • Sport Economics & Society
  • Sport Business & Marketing
  • Strategic Change in Sport Business Management
  • International Sport Law & Regulations
  • Sports Events Design
  • Critical Issues in Sport and Leisure
  • Community Sport Development
  • Business Morality: Ethics and society
  • Sport Tourism
  • Sport in Healthcare Policy

WUP 01/12/2014 

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“GREAT-project will create thousands of jobs for young graduates.”

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 14:33
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After a series of successful campaigns to promote sustainable energy and encourage SME’s to get involved in the European GREAT-project, Wittenborg University which is a partner in the project, is now taking the message to potential students encouraging them to consider careers in technical services, engineering and science.

Wittenborg director, Maggie Feng who is leading the research center team, said sustainable development, energy and the technical field are creating more and more jobs and the GREAT-project will open a world of job opportunities in various sectors like energy, engineering, sustainable development, environmental science and different technical services.

This was also the message Feng had for students who attended the NXTLVL Education Fair in Apeldoorn recently. Wittenborg University had a special stand promoting the GREAT-project. NXTLVL Open Evenings are an opportunity for Dutch institutes of higher education to showcase what they offer potential students. Hundreds of Dutch students, eager for guidance to help them choose which further studies they should pursue, attended the fair.

It is expected that the world market for sustainable energy technology will almost triple from 2008 ( € 340 billion) to  2020 (between  € 800 -  € 1 200). (Source: CleanTech Region 2020)

GREAT is a cross-border EU-funded project which aims to encourage communities as well as small to medium size enterprises (SME’s) to develop technological solutions for Smart Grid, Renewable Energy and Distributive Generation. It also promotes research and develop policy issues for regulatory authorities and provide structured co-operation opportunities between SMEs, research institutes and technology developers.

In this project, Wittenborg University is developing economic tools to inform and encourage SME’s to get further engaged in the use of green energy, stimulating investment in human capital, essential for the regional and national economy.

WUP 30/11/2014

Wittenborg University Press

by Anesca Smith

 

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Study in Holland very attractive to the majority of prospective international students

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:38
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"Study in Holland" - very attractive to the majority of prospective international students - work experience during the study considered a major attraction! The Netherlands is considered a highly attractive study destination for prospective international students, a new survey has indicated - 76% of participants said they would “absolutely” consider studying in the Netherlands. The StudentPulse study, commissioned by Nuffic, surveyed more than 2 000 prospective students from Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey, China, India and South Africa in June this year. 

The Netherlands is also in the top 10 countries where people would like to stay for work purposes on completion of their studies (it only lags 7% behind the US, which is the top-rated country). A total of 50% believe Dutch language skills are not essential for working in the Netherlands. 

One of the findings is that international students deem the opportunity to do an internship or job placement as essential in their decision-making process on where to study.

At Wittenborg University doing an internship is obligatory for all students and forms a part of their curricula in the final phases of their study, and Bachelor Hospitality Management and EuroBA students complete two full work placement periods and 1 in-company final project. Even during the MBA and Master of Science programmes, full time students are encouraged to combine their studies with an internship. Although this is not strictly part of the programme and does not lead to credits it has a direct impact on student's understanding and research capabilities, with students being able to apply the science they are learning .

Respondents in the survey perceive the Netherlands as an open society with good quality of life and freedom - more than three quarters of participants say they would definitely consider it as a study destination. They also see the Netherlands as internationally orientated with a good quality education – 87% rates it as “good” or “very good”. Two thirds of respondents were of the opinion it is not necessary to speak Dutch to study in the Netherlands.

However, the report warns there are some areas all countries need to “get right” at national level to attract international students. This includes having a good scholarship system – the status of scholarship are also considered important to international students.

The Dutch government, in response to concerns from higher education bodies earlier this year, announced it will make €5 million available annually for bursaries which will be allocated to international as well as Dutch students. The scholarship program will be created whereby 1 000 scholarships worth €5,000 each will be awarded - primarily for students from outside the EER, but also for Dutch students wishing to study abroad. Further details still needs to be disclosed.

According to the StudentPulse survey, other areas that can “make or break” an international student’s decision to study abroad evolve around the “ease of obtaining a visa” and the “ease of staying in the country to look for work”. 

“Generally, the international higher education landscape is on the move and, more importantly, so are students. Countries that have traditionally received the largest share of international students (native English-speaking countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand) are losing market share to so-called ‘emerging markets’ and competitors in continental Europe. Education markets such as Germany and China have gained market share by 8% and 9% respectively,” concludes the report on the survey. 

WUP 2711/2014

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Research and Innovation – a Dutch concept?

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 21:34
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Wittenborg’s Anesca Smith speaks to Wittenborg University’s leading researcher Dr Mirjam Leloux about her current role as expert panel member at next week’s Dutch RCT Innovation Week. Dr Mirjam Leloux, senior lecturer and researcher in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Wittenborg University, is part of an expert panel who will decide the winner of the annual RCT Innovation Contest next week. RCT (Regionaal Centrum voor Technologie de Vallei) supports and stimulates innovation among SME’s in the Food Valley region. In an interview Leloux talked about what constitutes a top innovator in her mind. The winner will be announced on the 26th of November 2014 at the Schaffelaar Theatre in Barneveld.

Good morning Mirjam. Being born in the Netherlands yourself, would you say the Dutch are an innovative bunch?

I am not sure, but I think there are a lot of initiatives in the Netherlands to stimulate innovation. I think the government is doing a good job in stimulating collaboration between public and private bodies as well as setting up network organizations such RCT de Vallei, which is guided by Mr Wicha Benus.  

What is the best way for the government, especially the ministry of education, to spur innovation on a mass scale among young people?

I am not sure. This initiative is mainly aimed at SME’s. What I can say is that if you have more innovation, it creates more jobs, higher turn-over and better products. In turn, this provides opportunities for young people to enter the job market.

When I think of innovation, I think mainly of developments in the field of technology. Do you find this is also the case with the contenders in this competition?

I think all of the entrees are technology-orientated innovations. Of course, innovation is broader than that – it is also about processing and making better organizations.

How did you end up being a judge in this competition?

I believe I got asked because I am active in the region as well as in the field of technology. Also, because of the fact that I am a lecturer (in the field of Entrepreneurship) at Wittenborg University and is probably seen as someone with a broader view and some level of independence.

Can you tell me about the judging process?

Well, first we have to give feedback on all of the contestants’ ideas. I think we received about 20 entrees. Thereafter we created a shortlist, following the special guidelines created for the competition.

 What is your personal criteria when judging an innovator?

I think the protection of the idea in terms of intellectual property would be very important to me. In other words, do you have a unique idea and are you able to protect that? There should also be a market for your product, would anyone buy it. Is the product or technology adding value to its field? It also depends a lot on the capabilities of the inventor – does the inventor have access to funding to develop it to the next level? For instance, can they put it through a test-marketing phase?

Can you tell us something about your experience at Wittenborg so far?

A big attraction for me is the variety in nationalities at Wittenborg, it stimulates creativity. I also think Wittenborg is an entrepreneurial school in the way they attract new students and also in the way they are organized in attracting interesting people.

*The organizer of the event, Wicha Benus, told Wittenborg Online that the prize is the Innovatieprijs Valleiregio Award which generates a lot of prestige and good public relations for the winner and his product. According to him the entrants this year was of very good quality and were eventually shortlisted to three. The winner will be announced on the 26th of November 2014 at the Schaffelaar Theatre in Barneveld.

More information on the RCT de Vallei Innovation Contest and the organization can be found here

WUP 24/11/14

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Wittenborg University IBA students to get additional internationally recognized NIMA B Certificates!

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:10
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As of this week Wittenborg University can add another feather to its cap – it has today signed an agreement to become an Education Partner with the Netherlands Institute for Marketing (NIMA), which is the professional association and exam institute in the field of marketing. Wittenborg University’s IBA programmes in Economics & Management, Marketing & Communication & Hospitality Management have been awarded a NIMA accreditation for the marketing modules in the bachelor degree programme. The accreditation was awarded from 1 August 2014.

The NIMA accreditation of the programmes was a joint effort; Wittenborg worked together with its NRTO partner TMO Fashion Business School in Doorn, to achieve this agreement, first in Dutch higher education.

Wittenborg Director, Peter Birdsall, who signed the agreement this afternoon at TMO Fashion Business School’s campus in Doorn, said: “NIMA has a great reputation in the Netherlands as a quality stamp for marketing professionals and internationally they are developing their marketing qualifications. Wittenborg University, with its 400 students representing 60 different nationalities, can now provide students with an extra quality benchmark as well as promoting business and management around the world.”

Birdsall also commented on the collaboration with the Fashion Business School, “Wittenborg and TMO have had a friendly relationship for a few years now, however this jointly achieved agreement with NIMA marks the start of a more closer relationship in the development of programmes and education partnerships between our two institutes.”

Partnering with NIMA provides an industry certification of marketing and Wittenborg’s marketing content has been validated as equivalent to NIMA B1. The screening of module content and the sharing of knowledge with lecturers are key elements of the Education Partnership.

For students the certification, which is an independent mark of skills quality, distinguishes them as having attained a certain level of quality education in the field of marketing.

Marketing is a key element in business management and all Wittenborg’s International Business Administration (IBA) programmes incorporates marketing modules from Phase 1 to Phase 3. These includes subjects such as Modern Principles of Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Marketing Research and Marketing Mix.  Additional emphasis are placed on principles of the field for students following the IBA in Marketing & Communication.  

NIMA is a member of the European Marketing Confederation (EMC) and its exams are internationally accredited by the EMC against the European Qualification Framework.

Wittenborg University's Bachelor IBA programmes are nationally accredited by the German, Austrian & Swiss FIBAA and the Dutch and Belgian NVAO.

WUP 21/11/2014 

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Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker in debate with non-funded and private higher education sector.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:07
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On Wednesday, Dutch education Minister, Jet Bussemaker, paid a visit to two private universities of applied science in the Netherlands, TMO - the Fashion Business School on Doorn and IVA, the Automotive Business School in Driebergen. Both institutes offer highly acclaimed and small scale higher education to Dutch students. 

At the end of her visit, Bussemaker was invited to join a debate and forum hosted at IVA by the Netherlands Association of Private Higher Education Institutes (NRTO), to which many policy makers and board members from other private higher education institutes were also invited.

The debate was lively and balanced with the private schools asking the minister to consider the areas in which a better level playing field (in relation to funded higher education institutes) could be conceived. Issues were raised such as equal access to specific types of scholarship programmes, such as those for international students, and Wittenborg, represented by its director of education, Peter Birdsall, and chief policy advisor Karen Penninga, argued that international students and Dutch students should have equal access to all sorts and types of additional support, notwithstanding whether they attend a private or a publicly supported University in the Netherlands.

In her answers to the sometimes quite straightforward questions fired at her, Bussemaker showed her extensive knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding Dutch higher education, and praised the private providers for the initiatives and in some cases best practice scenarios – for instance in forging relationships with publicly funded institutes, such as Wittenborg’s new accreditation cluster for the board bachelor IBA.

However, the minister also made it clear that there were serious difficulties in achieving a level playing field across higher education types in the Netherlands, especially due to the historical development and tradition of the past 25 years in Dutch HE. Indirectly she also referred to the difficult in appeasing all parties, such as the association of public universities of applied sciences, formally known as the HBO Raad.

The NRTO presented a list of 10 points which it requested the minister to sincerely consider implementing in order to create a level playing field in Dutch Higher Education. These included, the introduction of vouchers for part-time Dutch students allowing them to study at any accredited institution they wish, and flexible learning concepts in higher education (i.e a relaxation of the EC Credit / hour norm for adult learners).

Especially important for Wittenborg were the level playing field in student scholarships and the teacher scholarship programme, giving trainee teachers at Wittenborg possible access to Master programme funding. Also, the equivalence of a programme accreditation to institution accreditation for small Universities was requested.

Finally, the NRTO asked the minister to look at changing the whole policy with regard to the status of funded and non-funded universities in the Netherlands and the inequalities in that respect.

A final question was “how does a private University become a funded University – what is the procedure?”. The answer from the senior ministry officials, - the minister couldn’t answer ‘ was that there wasn’t one! An unanswered question was “are there private institutions that actually want to be come funded?”.

WUP 19/11/2014

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Open Evenings at Wittenborg University

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:51
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Calling all prospective students! Mid-autumn means it is time again for the NXTLVL Open Evenings which will be held in Apeldoorn this week. 

The Open Evenings are an opportunity for Dutch institutes of higher education, like Wittenborg University, to showcase what they offer potential students while the students get information which will help them choose where to continue their studies. The annual event is held at the Aventus college building in Apeldoorn, that it shares with Wittenborg. It kicked off on Monday and will continue until Thursday, the 20th of November.

On Tuesday, the 18th of November (tomorrow) between 18:00 and 21:20 Wittenborg, an international university boasting students and staff from about 60 nationalities, will give potential students a pre-taste of its International Business Adminstration (Bachelor) programmes such as International Hospitality Management as well as Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

Besides Wittenborg, institutes from all over Holland - as far as Amsterdam and Groningen in the north, will take part in the exhibitions which will see them share a communal “market place” where each will have a stall and learners can obtain information about the individual schools for further education.

Wittenborg admission and communication staff will be out in full force on Tuesday evening to provide information to the many interested learners and their parents in the Main Hall of the Aventus Building.

During the evening, two detailed sessions will be held by Wittenborg director, Peter Birdsall, and hospitality lecturer, Esther Gitonga, on the the many different bachelor programs offered by the university. Last year more than a hundred learners attended the sessions

On Thursday, the 20th of November, the open evening will focus on master-programmes. Wittenborg currently offers three Master of Science programmes: the MSc in International Hospitality Management, the MSc in International Event Management and an MSc in International Tourism Management.

Application is also open for the university’s new Master of Business Administration (MBA) which will start in February 2015.

Throughout the year, Wittenborg invites interested students to contact its admissions department at admission@wittenborg.eu for information and to arrange a try-out lesson day, organized 6 times a year. Wittenborg’s Bachelor programmes have 6 entry dates a year and there is no 1st May deadline for application at Wittenborg University!

WUP 17/11/2014

 

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Holland! Keep your embassies open in Africa!

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 22:15
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The Netherlands African Business Council (NABC) has urged the Dutch government not to close any more embassies in Africa.

The NABC’s business services manager, Thijs Rutgers, made the appeal at Wittenborg University’s African Business-to-Business Event last week. Rutgers was the keynote speaker at the event. Other speakers included Rabobank’s Africa Desk manager, Peter Niekus, and Gonneke Campen, a representative of Young Africa, a non-profit organization doing skills training in Africa.

In the past two years Dutch embassies and consulates have closed in Eritrea (Asmara), Cameroon (Yaoundé), Benin (Cotonou), Zambia (Lusaka) and Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou).

“There are now 21 Dutch embassies in Africa and counting…” Rutgers said. According to him this does not compare favorably with other countries such as China (49 embassies in Africa), the US (49), France (47), Germany (43), the UK (37), Brazil (34), Japan (34), Turkey (33), Spain (38) and India (28).

“We have heard they (the government) are even considering closing the embassy in Senegal. We have to open embassies and support businesses and charities operating there,” Rutgers said. When asked by Wittenborg senior lecturer, Karin Pelle, about possible reasons behind the closures, Rutgers said he is not entirely sure, but it might have something to do with cutting costs.

Wittenborg University has continuously had a steady flow of students from Africa following its Bachelor of Administration and Master of Science degrees. Currently it hosts 45 students from 14 different African countries.

With the event the university hoped to spark awareness of the potential and possibilities the African market has to offer. It was attended by scores of African students, Dutch companies interested in doing business abroad, academics and representatives of charity organizations.

The purpose of the event was to highlight business opportunities in Africa, current economic trends and lucrative regions and sectors on the continent. It also sought to provide a networking platform for both established and prospective Dutch companies in Africa, the non-profit sector, training institutes and international students.

Niekus said Africa is one of the richest continents, citing South Africa which is the world’s largest platinum producer (75%), Nigeria who is ranked 11th when it comes to oil production and East Africa with its vast gas reserves.

According to Niekus the three top sectors for business opportunities are in Logistics, Food and Agriculture as well as Energy. He also said when Dutch-ambassadors was asked to list the top African countries to do business in the list included Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania.  He further emphasized that although challenges remain, there are far less conflict than 20 years ago.

Rutgers also criticized the Hogeschool of Amsterdam for banning students and staff to undertake any study or work related trips to Africa in the next two years citing the outbreak of viruses such as Ebola and political instability as the reasons behind the decision.

Source: Nuffic

WUP 16/11/2014

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An Apprentice Style Project Week

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:54
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In a manner that might even impress Sir Alan Sugar of the BBC’s Apprentice programme, there were some frantic last-minute business dealings last Friday afternoon as Wittenborg Bachelor of Business Administration students competed in groups against each other for the crown of best company - only, this was in cyberspace.

The contest was part of Project Week, which this November for the second time was managed by visiting professor James Bowen from the University of Ottawa. Friday it was second-phase students competing against each other in an online business simulation game and Thursday first year students.

Bowen is part of a team of international developers Wittenborg University has been working with since 2012 to create the world’s first gaming-based higher education learning curriculum – an MBA in which students do their learning within game-based simulations.

The simulation tests students on their entrepreneurial capabilities in areas including investment, hiring and firing, venture capital, risk management, product development and supply chain management.

It the end it was team Driessen-Driessen who time and again came out tops. Their prize? Lots of chocolates and cookies – all the way from Canada!

For the losing teams: Better luck next time!

What is a gamefied MBA exactly?

Bowen explains it in this way: “A gamefied MBA is the use of simulations or games as a way of teaching and practicing the material and concepts in a business-environment. A traditional MBA student would attend lectures and they may use cases or do presentations and reports. With a gamefied MBA, what we want is the for the students to develop some understanding of a topic area and then directly practice that in a simulation or a game. The great thing about simulations and games is that the learning objectives are well-defined. We know exactly what we are going to learn in a game and we can measure that very precisely. So what I saw was that students in the learning environment are really bored. When someone stands up there and lectures for three hours... that old-school assembly-line kind of approach just doesn’t work with the new generation.”

WUP 12/11/2014

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Africa Event 2014 a great success!

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:53
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WUP 7/11/2014 – Africa Event 2014 a great success! - From excellent speakers, an engaging audience and an African dance group that had everyone on their feet - all-in-all, Wittenborg University’s African Business-to-Business Event was a raging success last night. The event was attended by a number of business people from Dutch and African companies, charity organizations doing empowerment work in Africa and droves of students, eager to establish contacts in the business world.

Speakers included Peter Niekus (manager of Rabobank’s Africa Desk), Thijs Rutgers (business service manager of the Netherlands African Business Council), Gonneke Campen from Young Africa, prof Adri Vermeer from the Tjommie Foundation and Wittenborg final-phase student Ishebo Twijukye, who delivered an engaging talk on his internship at an international company,  Bredenoord.

The purpose of the event was to highlight business opportunities in Africa, current economic trends and lucrative regions and sectors on the continent. It also sought to provide a networking platform for both established and prospective Dutch companies in Africa, the non-profit sector, training institutes and international students.

Wittenborg director, Peter Birdsall, kicked off proceedings with an introduction to the event. He was followed by Peter Niekus from Rabobank.  Niekus said Africa is one of the richest continents, citing South Africa which is the world’s largest platinum producer (75%), Nigeria who is ranked 11th when it comes to oil production and East Africa with its vast gas reserves.

According to Niekus the three top sectors for business opportunities are in Logistics, Food and Agriculture as well as Energy. He also said when Dutch-ambassadors was asked to list the top African countries to do business in the list included Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania.  He further emphasized that although challenges remain, there are far less conflict than 20 years ago.

Gonneke Campen from Young Africa says the organization has a presence in three African countries where they have established five skills training centers and have already trained 25 000 youngsters in professional skills. “I think we will need Africa in the future, because our population is decreasing there will be skills shortages in sectors like health care.”

Ishebo Twijukye said Africa is the fastest growing continent in the world. “Now is the time for people to wake up and invest their resources in Africa. If you don’t do it now, it will be too late.” He also urged international companies to make use of international students and graduates for research purposes and as potential employees. “They have knowledge of the areas (you wish to invest in), it can ease barriers like language and they probably already have an established network of contacts.” Twijukye did research for Bredenoord around the possibilities of entering the Tanzanian market.

Thijis Rutgers said the Netherlands African Business Council (NABC) has an extensive and diverse network of about 350 Dutch companies who are currently active in Africa and another 50 African companies it also has links with. He said he disagreed with Niekus’ list of top African countries to do business in the sense that Nigeria also belongs on the list. “There are plenty of opportunities – the risks are high, but the returns are also high.”

Speakers also had to field questions from the audience. Tonia Dabwe, who is the founder of So Venture, wanted to know from Campen how Young Africa reduces the risk of corruption in their activities. Campen said the organization has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to corruption and build their centers from scratch, collaborate with local governments and screen those involved in the building and maintaining of the centers thoroughly. “Not all people working for the government are bad people.”

The evening was rounded off with an energetic performance by an African drum-and-dance group who after their performance managed to convince several members of the audience to showcase their dance skills!

WUP 7/11/2014

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“Faster and more intense.”

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:02
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This is how visiting professor James Bowen PhD from the University of Ottawa described the second online game-based simulation session he is teaching at Wittenborg University as part of Project Week this week. The first one, with 80 students, was a year ago when the idea was tested on first and second year bachelor administration students.

Since 2012, Wittenborg University has been working with a team of international developers to create the world’s first gaming-based higher education learning curriculum – an MBA in which students do their learning within game-based simulations.

What is a gamefied-MBA exactly?

Bowen explains it as follows: “A gamefied MBA is the use of simulations or games as a way of teaching and practicing the material and concepts in a business-environment. A traditional MBA student would attend lectures and they may use cases or do presentations and reports. With a gamefied MBA, what we want is the for the students to develop some understanding of a topic area and then directly practice that in a simulation or a game. The great thing about simulations and games is that the learning objectives are well-defined. We know exactly what we are going to learn in a game and we can measure that very precisely. So what I saw was that students in the learning environment are really bored. When someone stands up there and lectures for three hours... that old-school assembly-line kind of approach just doesn’t work with the new generation.”

Today about first-year students got to try out the simulation game in a two-hour session. Tomorrow it will be the turn of the second-year students in a three-hour session. Approximately the same number of students will take part this year as last year.

The simulation tested students on their entrepreneurial capabilities in areas including investment, hiring and firing, venture capital, risk management, product development and supply chain management. Teams of students will compete for prizes.

According to Bowen not much has changed in presenting the simulation game to students between this year and last year. “But it is faster and more intense. Last year we combined the first and second and first year students but that didn’t work out so well this year.

WUP 6/11/2014

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Wittenborg University can provide paid research projects for international students in collaboration with Dutch companies.

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 21:48
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A recent example of this is two African students from Wittenborg who recently completed research assignments for local company, DUBOS B.V. that currently imports wood from Romania. The two Wittenborg students, Agnes Dzomo and Serge Gwabene, researched whether there is a possible market in the Netherlands and Belgium for the company to also import organic forest fruit like berries and wild mushrooms from Romania.

Both students will be attending Wittenborg’s African Business-to-Business Event on Thursday, the 6th of November 2014, which will provide a platform for Dutch companies interested in expanding their business to Africa and to network with other companies and stakeholders in Africa. The event will also seek to highlight the economic opportunities and potential of the continent.

The students were supervised by the head of Wittenborg’s Research Centre, Dr Teun Wolters.

Agnes, from Cameroon, who speaks fluent French and English assisted with the project as part of her internship module.  “It’s a company run by two Dutch entrepreneurs who are just starting out with the idea. I got the job through Wittenborg itself, that helps students find internships. My job was to investigate the current organic market in the Netherlands and determine whether there is space for a new entrant. I believe the company was happy with my work and it has since found a distributor through which to sell their products. All in all, I enjoyed the work.”

Serge, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, focused on market access regulation and profiling prospective customers and distributors. “It was challenging because it was very difficult to get updated data and there were many constraints financially in getting primary data,” he said.

He will use the experience at DUBOS to complete his graduation assignment.

The website for the project is www.dubosplus.nl

WUP 1/11/2014

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