Diversity

Scholarship To Attract 'Tech Women' to study MBA at Wittenborg

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has launched a special scholarship aimed at attracting 'Tech Women' to study MBAs. The scholarship will provide a 5,000-euro fee reduction for women with a technical background in the new Wittenborg MBA specialisations Digital Transformation and Data Analytics.

Wittenborg CEO Asks HE Institutions to Commit for at Least 10 Years to Diversity Plan

The nine Amsterdam institutions of higher education who pledged their commitment to diversity and equality last month by signing an accord, started mapping out a plan towards realising their goals during their first meeting on Friday. Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, represented by CEO Maggie Feng, is one of the 9 and is very proud of the diversity that already exists at Wittenborg. It is one of the most international institutions in the Netherlands.

Wittenborg CEO Speaks at Event Commemorating 75 Years of United Nations

Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng was invited this month to join an online event marking 75 years of the United Nations (UN). The event highlighted 75 years of peace and freedom as well as the sustainable development goals of the UN's 2030 Agenda. Fellow speakers included the mayor of Apeldoorn, Ton Heerts, and other dignitaries, including Director International Organizations & Human Rights of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gerard Steeghs and Climate Envoy for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Marcel Beukeboom.

Navigating Cultural Diversity at Work

Increased cultural diversity in companies calls for the ability to work productively with people from different backgrounds. Which is why business students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently got a masterclass from Dutch conflict resolution expert Prof. Adrian Borggreve who has decades of experience under his belt – which includes training the Lithuanian parliament in negotiation skills.

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From Monday, the 5th of October the wearing of face masks at all Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences locations in the Netherlands will be compulsory unless sitting in a classroom, teaching, or sitting behind a desk with 1.5-m distance from others.

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HE Institutions Set Goals to Eradicate Inequality

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, together with other institutions in Amsterdam, has pledged its commitment to ensuring higher education gets more inclusive, diverse and more societally engaged by signing the 'Education Agreement'. Wittenborg's Amsterdam campus is located in the southeast part of the city. The institutions that co-signed the pledge are the University of Amsterdam, Wittenborg, The Hague Hotel School, InHolland University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Art University of Applied Sciences and the iPabo University of Applied Sciences.

Pillars of Internationalisation, Diversity and Ethics important to support anti-racism policies

In 2019, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was represented by over 100 different nationalities. Wittenborg’s three pillars of ‘Internationalisation, Diversity and Ethics’ have become ‘the global theme of 2020’, not just for Wittenborg, but for the whole planet. Whilst we are dealing with COVID-19 and Global Warming in 2020, racism has also again been pushed to the forefront by the Black Lives Matter protests, resulting from events in the USA. It has always been there, and everywhere, and has never gone away.