MBA students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently had the rare privilege of meeting the author of one of their textbooks - the acclaimed Irish writer and speaker Dave McKeown. During the hour long session, McKeown, who is an expert on the topic of leadership, unpacked some of the concepts in his book The Self-Evolved Leader.
It was with great pride that Wittenborg MBA student Linda Setiawati recently opened her own online shop, Tokopoint, selling Asian food supplies both to other businesses and directly to consumers. But she said her struggle to find information about the practicalities of importing to Europe points to a gap between what international entrepreneurs like her learn in theory and the realities of actually starting an import business.
On May 6th, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will host a masterclass for graduates of two afterschool programmes in Amsterdam Zuidoost, Ala Kondre and Swazoom. The event, entitled ‘Top Ondernemers’ (Top Entrepreneurs), is designed for 16 to 24-year-old alumni who are interested in learning more about pitching, investing, and starting their own companies.
A group of students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently did a project on a local business from Apeldoorn, You Lucky Bird, which reduces waste by selling coffee cups made from re-cycled coffee grounds. The students drew up a marketing plan to help the company launch a new product line: making orange juice bottles from waste orange peels.
A master's student at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, hailed in her home country of Iran for her portraits of Down syndrome children, hopes to continue with her art of those on the fringes of society now that she is studying in the Netherlands.
Student volunteers from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences helped to bring some holiday cheer to the elderly in Apeldoorn – many of whom find themselves homebound and often alone over the festive season – even more so this year with new COVID-19-restrictions announced a week ago by the Dutch government.
In May, he deferred his studies because there were no flights from Indonesia to the Netherlands. Now, international student Michael Juan (20) has finally made it to the land of bicycles, tulips and clogs. The ups and downs of his journey towards being a student at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was shared this weekend in an article by Dutch daily De Stentor. The paper was curious about how he plucked up the courage to study abroad despite the lingering presence of COVID-19 around the world.
Summer has been great these past couple of weeks in the Netherlands. We checked-in with several students from various places in the country on what they have been doing during the sunny days. Here are their updates.
With the travel ban having been lifted by the Dutch government on 15th June, a few students and staff of Wittenborg have since left their homelands and returned to the Netherlands. Wittenborg News caught up with a staff member and a student to find out more about their experiences and perspectives of the COVID-19 situation.
Most students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences are confident that they will achieve their study goals and sufficient credits to proceed to the next academic year, despite the inconveniences caused by COVID-19, a survey has revealed. Wittenborg also received high praise from most students for its swift response to the pandemic and the measures put in place in March to ensure that the education programme for the remainder of the academic year was not disrupted. Just over 96% felt they were adequately informed by Wittenborg about how COVID-19 will affect the study programme.