A memorandum of cooperation has recently been signed between Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences and Nanchang Bola Students Services (NBSS), which is a branch of the China Education Group (CEG). NBSS will act as Wittenborg's China Representative Office.
Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, recently took part in a webinar as one of three panellists advising Dutch entrepreneurs on what they can expect when doing business with China as the country has slowly started rebuilding its economy after its COVID-19 peak. The webinar was organised by Ondernemen 055 – a platform for entrepreneurs in Apeldoorn, the city where Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is headquartered.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences IBA student Shanfeng Lu represented Chinese students in Apeldoorn by joining a webinar organised by the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands about the prevention of COVID-19.
Chinese students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences said they are worried about the new Corona virus outbreak but "not panicking". Some will even travel to China this week in time for the Chinese New Year on Saturday.
The phenomenal growth of international students in the Netherlands and the role of universities of applied sciences in attracting them is highlighted by Wittenborg Amsterdam lecturer, Dr Dadi Chen, in an opinion piece he wrote for RNW Media’s Chinese website Helanonline. They cooperate with many Chinese news outlets, including Phenix Media in Hong Kong and KLM magazine.
An interview with Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, on what has changed for Chinese students coming to Europe in the 40+ years since China first introduced reforms which allowed private study abroad, has been widely published in the Chinese press.
How the ancient Chinese 'Art of War' relates to modern day business practices? This was one of the many lessons Wittenborg students learned on their recent trip to Shanghai.
Wittenborg directors Maggie Feng and Peter Birdsall visited the Netherlands Education Support Office (Neso) in Beijing (China) yesterday to discuss recruitment of Chinese students to Dutch universities of applied sciences, and in particular to Dutch research universities. Their meeting was hosted by Neso director Mr Charles Hoedt, who is currently leading the ‘study in Holland’ initiative in China.
The Dutch government is taking a hard look at the outcomes of its current policies around international higher education, improving oversight, the value it derives from its investment in international education, as well as tightening accountability.
The management of WUAS has written to the Dutch Ministry of Education to voice its dismay over the University of Groningen’s decision to abandon its plans to offer full degree programmes in China, noting the damage the decision has caused to the reputation of Dutch higher education abroad, and specifically in China.