Mission Statement

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences sees its role as the education and training of highly qualified, internationally minded, socially responsible and intercultural, critical and independently thinking graduates, who engage in innovative and creative business in companies and organizations around the world, either working for others or in the instigation of business and entrepreneurship.

To achieve this, the University engages in close dialogue with industry, government and NGOs. Wittenborg strives to bring expertise, knowledge and diversity to the local region in which it operates, thereby enhancing the economy, culture and social environment around the University.

Wittenborg’s outlook is global and it aims to maintain its independent status whilst being one of the most international and diverse higher education institutions in the Netherlands. The University promotes total equality of students and staff, of cultures and genders and people with disabilities within the institute. Wittenborg promotes a working environment that is fair, and emphasises respect between and within its student and staff body.

The practical applied sciences that are engaged within Wittenborg’s programmes enable the University to maintain up to date content within a diverse range of management orientated disciplines and implement curriculum to the highest modern education standards. As a University of Applied Sciences, Wittenborg sees as important an interdisciplinary approach to higher education, which is reflected in the cross-disciplinary broad management programmes that allow students to develop their knowledge, skills and development through applied research in a manner that is not subject constrictive.

Wittenborg’s goal is to develop into a broad management orientated University of Applied Sciences in various professional field such as Business & Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism, Arts & Technology, Health & Social Care and Education. The University will maintain quality through maintaining a vigorous and transparent accreditation cycle for its programmes, ensuring dialogue with its students and staff through their active involvement of the accreditation and validation processes.

Wittenborg will strive to continue developing new methods of teaching and learning that meet the changing needs of society and technology.

Within its role as a higher education institute the University also supports life-long learning through the development and implementation of up to date and industry driven professional programmes aimed at corporate employees and individuals.