WUP - 31-03-2010
In July 2010 Wittenborg Business School will move to the city of Apeldoorn and locate itself in its own independent special area within the new high-tech building of ROC Aventus College, situated at the main railway station.
This move has been instigated by a partnership between Wittenborg, the local city government of Apeldoorn and business and will bring many advantages for both the school and the city. The local government is actively supporting the instigation of an Apeldoorn Business School, as part of its plans for an Apeldoorn University.
Apeldoorn is the 12th largest city of the Netherlands and offers students a wonderful environment in which to live, study and work. The city is situated 1 hour from Amsterdam and is well known for its business, commerce, history and links with the Netherlands Royal Family. Its central location attracts many companies and businesses, including a number of prominent multi-national corporations. Apeldoorn also supports a great number of Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in the region, and will facilitate networking introductions between the business school and both SME companies and the larger Corporations.
Wittenborg’s new location is just 2 minutes walk from the central railway station, and boasts facilities such as Restaurants, Snack Bars, a Travel Agency and a Bank. The city centre, with its bustling shops, cafes, nightlife and entertainment is within 10 minutes walk from the school.
An important part of the agreement is the direct support from the local government, which will include support in the areas of business development, programme development, student housing and resources management. Apeldoorn has shown that it is willing to profile itself with Wittenborg both nationally and internationally, and work together with the school in creating more higher education opportunities in the city.
The move to Apeldoorn will enable Wittenborg to consolidate its continuity strategy and manage its projected growth. Wittenborg aims to grow to 600 students in the coming five years, expanding its international Business Administration programme to 300 students, and instigate three new academic programmes in the coming three years, each with a target of 100 students.