The President of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Peter Birdsall, says he is optimistic that the institution can attain at least 60% of its usual September intake of new students despite COVID-19. Birdsall made the remarks in an interview with Dutch daily, De Stentor, along with Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng. Flight restrictions still hamper free travel in many countries and a lot remains uncertain.
From 2nd June Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will cautiously reopen all its locations in the Netherlands for appointment-only meetings and for students who wish to use its library or internet facilities. This follows a gradual ease in COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Dutch government Wednesday evening. Students and staff are strongly cautioned to adhere to those regulations that will remain in place such keeping a distance of 1.5m and newly issued ones like wearing a mask when using public transport.
Congratulations to Wittenborg students for completing the first full week of online delivery of their bachelor's or master's degrees. Congratulations to Wittenborg teachers for doing something they weren’t prepared for, and making it happen. Congratulations to Wittenborg staff teams who have been working around the clock this past week.
Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, was the guest on BNR Radio Talk Show "Groeihelden" this week where she talked about how the organisation maintains growth in a highly competitive education sector.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will ask the Dutch Ministry of Education to exempt private institutions from proposed changes to the Higher Education Act, which will require them to maintain a strict policy justifying their choice to teach in English rather than Dutch.
During Wittenborg University of Applied Science's annual New Year Reception, Wittenborg's chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, gave an oversight of the past year's successes and what the focus will be in 2019.
A new slogan was unveiled for Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences this week at the first general staff meeting of the new academic year, along with details of the institution's short- and mid-term goals.
Dutch universities are expecting record numbers of international students when the new academic year starts in September, the Dutch financial daily Het Financieel Dagblad (FD) reported this week. The paper even talks of an “explosion” of first year students from abroad. Technical studies and International Business Administration (IBA) programmes in particular are proving popular.
Wittenborg aims to improve teaching quality by reducing class sizes after the summer holiday in September as student intakes grow.
Join Wittenborg's free football pool on 'de Voetbalpoules WK Pool 2018'. On this site you can predict the outcomes of the World Cup 2018.
With less than a week to go before the World Cup kicks off in Russia, Wittenborg has launched a football poll online for its students and staff to compete by predicting the scores and the winners.