Wittenborg Amsterdam

Expert on Migrant Entrepreneurship Shares Insight at Wittenborg Amsterdam

A European expert on migrant entrepreneurs, Dr Issac Acheampong, recently gave a guest seminar to undergraduate and MBA students at Wittenborg Amsterdam. Acheampong is the Program Manager of the European Regional Development Funds Program (ERDF) at the Amsterdam City Council. He has more than 20 years' experience working with migrant entrepreneurs in areas that have been targeted by the EU for urban renewal. The seminar was for the course Entrepreneurial Behaviour in Amsterdam Zuidoost.

Warehouse Expert Happy to Share Knowledge with Amsterdam Students

Dutch warehouse expert, Emiel van Gijzen, shared his tricks of the trade with entrepreneurial students from Wittenborg Amsterdam during a recent Procurement and Production seminar in the capital city. Van Gijzen has worked for big logistics companies like DHL, XPO and Panalpina, and has 25 years' experience in warehouse management.

Wittenborg Amsterdam Students Visit Famous Chocolate Factory

Last month, students from Wittenborg University's Amsterdam campus had a tour of Tony Chocoloney's offices in the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. This visit was another collaboration with students from the Vrije Universiteit and the University of Amsterdam. The tour guide spoke about the importance of the social mission and the story behind Tony's logo and brand name. He also provided us with information about the partnerships that Tony's has forged with competitors, their organisational structure and plans for expansion, including building a large factory in Zaandam complete with roller coaster. This was a productive conversation in which we discussed  Tony's choice not to advertise, and their creation of the 'slave free' logo which is now also used by the Albert Heijn supermarket chain to indicate child-labour-free cocoa products. 

Introduction Day Amsterdam

The new block has started and Wittenborg is happy to welcome freshers from Nigeria, UK, Iran, the Netherlands, Brazil, Pakistan, Vietnam. Three of them are MBA and five are EBA students. During two introduction days, they had a chance to meet the staff members, to learn about the university and surroundings. The introduction was wrapped up with an urban quest where the students had to demonstrate their creativity while exploring the neighborhood.

Major Development for Area Around Wittenborg Amsterdam

Students from Wittenborg Amsterdam attended the Freezone Festival this weekend in Amstel III - the site of a major city development project in east Amsterdam. Students were able to meet and engage with local entrepreneurs and politicians during the event, which described the exciting changes planned for the area in the coming years.

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