Higher education is one of the Netherlands’s major exports, but it has to import young talent and that is why educators like Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences are so important. This is according to Paul Zevenbergen, an executive board member of the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization NVAO, who was the guest speaker at Wittenborg’s 30th anniversary gala last Friday.
A group of Wittenborg Students and Staff entertained guests at #WTBG30 – Wittenborg’s 30th anniversary gala with a magnificent attempt at the opening dance – a Viennese Waltz – to emphasis Wittenborg’s newly opened location in Vienna. See this wonderful video of the preparations – Wittenborg Strictly Come Dancing!
Dust off your dancing shoes because WUAS will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017.
Today saw the presentation of two WUAS jubilee seminars by Senior lecturer Saskia Harkema and Associate Professor James Bowen.
WUAS 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.
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 Willem 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.