At a recent meeting with 12 public and private institutions in the north-east region of the Netherlands, one of the discussion points was how the country can stay ahead of the game in higher education and research. Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was also at the meeting.
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Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' long-standing partnership with the University of Brighton in the UK is coming to an end. Wittenborg's President, Peter Birdsall, has indicated that the partnership, of joint programme delivery, has become unsustainable as a result of Brexit. The good news is that Wittenborg is now offering its own Master of Science (MSc) degree programme specialised in hospitality, tourism, events and sports business. The programme is accredited by the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).
This week WUAS attended the Higher School of Economics International Partners Week, held at its St Petersburg campus to celebrate 20 years of that HSE location. Wittenborg was represented by its Chair, Peter Birdsall. The partnership week sees a range of HSE partner institutes from around the world coming together to discuss internationalisation and further strengthen their partnership ties with HSE, and often with each other. The week also gave an opportunity for institutes to forge new ties with each other.