Wittenborg Gearing Up to Celebrate 30th Anniversary
WUP 08/11/12 - Wittenborg University 25 Jubilee Seminars: Today saw the presentation of two Wittenborg University jubilee seminars by Senior lecturer Saskia Harkema and Associate Professor James Bowen.
Wittenborg University has launched a special webpage with details of its 25 year anniversary celebrations detailing the events to be held on November 7th, November 8th, and November 9th. Events include a Student Job Fair (Banenmarkt), Open Seminars & Networking Event, and a Gala Evening for Wittenborg students, staff, friends and relations.
Wittenborg was opened by the Mayor of Deventer, C.J.D Waal on 21st September 1987 at it is then location on the Pikeursbaan in Deventer. It was first called Wittenborg InterCollege, however soon dropped the 'Inter' part of the name, keeping just Wittenborg College.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1987 by Dutch entrepreneur Williem H Nijkamp. The school quickly grew into an expertise centre for Banking and Insurance and Real Estate Management, providing these industries in the Netherlands with hundreds of graduates. (See 25 Years of Higher Education)
In 2002 Wittenborg University partnered with BTC, an international consultancy specialised in corporate training programmes (part of Birdsalls Limited). The business school started developing its international English taught business programmes, gaining state accreditation for its International Business Administration programmes from the world-wide recognised Netherlands and Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) in 2006.