Academic Partners

As an international university of applied sciences, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is committed to establishing academic partnerships with institutes from across the world.

Plans for partnerships with institutes are continuously being developed as Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences continues to grow, in order to offer unique joint programmes and study abroad opportunities to international students.

List of Academic Partners

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has partner agreements with the international universities and education partners listed below:

University of Brighton (UK)

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Wittenborg has an Institutional Memorandum of Cooperation with the University of Brighton, and specific agreements with the School of Services Management and Sport, and the School of Business.

Website: University of Brighton

Deakin University (Australia)

Wittenborg has signed its first partnership agreement with Deakin University, Australia, which was ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) last year and it has just entered the Top 200.

WUAS aims to develop a double degree Masters with Deakin which will allow students to study in Australia as part of their programme.

Deakin is accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and is in the process of obtaining accreditation EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System). The most sought after international accreditations for business schools are AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). Only about 90 schools around the world hold this so-called “triple crown” accreditation. Wittenborg is in the process of obtaining both AACSB and AMBA (Association of MBAs) accreditation. 

Financial University (Russia)

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Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (established in 1919 as the Moscow Institute of Economics & Finance) is a large Russian university with around fifty thousand students, and is developing life-long learning programmes. 

Wittenborg and Financial University are developing a joint MBA, as well as student and faculty exchange programmes. 

Website: Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

Shanghai Business School (China)

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Wttenborg University has had a partnership with SBS since 2011 and its students visit the Shanghai Business School campus on a yearly study and culture week. Shanghai Business School students can study at Wittenborg through Credit Transfer agreements that allow them to take their credits back to Shanghai for graduation. SBS students are also entitled to special scholarships on Wittenborg's MSc programmes.

Website: Shanghai Business School

Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance (China)

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Since 2011, Wittenborg has been developing an exchange programme with the Shanghai Finance University that allows for a student exchange. Students from SFU can spend 1 semester (1/2 a year) following modules of the IBA in Financial Services Management, and Wittenborg students can spend a half year period gaining credits at the Shanghai Finance University in China.

Website: Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance

Shanghai University of Sport (China)

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Wttenborg UAS has had a partnership with Shanghai University of Sport (SUoS) since 2017. Both parties pledge to cooperate in a spirit of greater understanding, to deepen friendly relationships, and to strengthen the ties of mutual benefit. Wittenborg UAS and SUoS will collaborate in joint academic activities, including the exchange of faculty and students, the exchange of scholarly materials and publications, and the offer of short-term programmes.

Website: Shanghai University of Sport

Shandong Weifang University of Science & Technology

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In 2018, Wittenborg UAS and Shandong Weifang University of Science & Technology (WFUST) entered into an agreement of collaboration within the Tourism & Hospitality Management programmes. The collaboration focuses on “3+1” Joint Bachelor's Programme for Junior College Students and “4+1.5” Joint Master’s Programme for Bachelor Students from WFUST.

Website: Shandong Weifang University of Science & Technology

Centro Superior de Hosteleria de Galicia (Spain)

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CSHG is the leading hotel management school of Spain that offers world-class education programmes, combining hands on practice, theory and international internships.

Website: Centro Superior de Hosteleria de Galicia

University of Fredericton (Canada)

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Wittenborg and Fredericton are working to bring a unique blend of blended learning specialisation MBA modules to the double accredited Wittenborg MBA.

Website: University of Fredericton

University of Zagreb

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As part of the Erasmus+ Programme, BBA students and staff at Wittenborg have the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb

The University of Zagreb is one of the oldest universities in Southeastern Europe. Its English-taught Bachelor’s degrees in Business programmes hold the international EPAS Accreditation.  

Wittenborg also warmly welcomes Erasmus+ students and staff at all of its locations. The programme aims to offer people of all ages the opportunity to develop and share their knowledge at institutions in different countries.  

Website: University of Zagreb