When the world's most famous circus, Cirque de Soleil, filed for bankruptcy in June after COVID-19 paralysed the entertainment industry, it was impossible to imagine other circuses would survive without audiences. Yet, German-based Circus Krone defied the odds in ingenious ways that made international headlines. Students at Wittenborg's partner institute in Munich, New European College, studied the effect of COVID-19 on the circus entertainment industry as part of the first Project Week of the new academic year.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' Munich Campus, operated by New European College (NEC), has become the first Dutch university to fulfil the rigorous legal and administrative requirements of the Bavarian Higher Education Law and the Bavarian Ministry of Science and Culture. This means that, in accordance with Article 86 of the Bavarian University and College Act, Wittenborg is now authorised to offer academic courses at its campus in Munich.
Like Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, its partner in Munich, New European College, has transitioned to become a virtual campus (temporarily) and all lectures are being conducted online. Two of its students, Lovinder Singh from India and Alina Davydova from Russia, spoke to the news team via video about embracing change in uncertain situations and adapting to their new online environment.
The theme of the March 2020 Project Week at New European College (NEC) - Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' partner institute in Munich, Germany - was "High Tech". Bachelor's students spent a week looking into how technology impacts the value chain of companies in the financial sector. To bring this theme to life, NEC welcomed a series of guest speakers who could present in-depth on the various aspects of financial technology.
A genuine and holistic business education where the student can fully exercise his or her entrepreneurial thinking must be underpinned with… fun. This is the belief at Wittenborg's partner institute in Munich, New European College (NEC), where a Meet & Greet between students and staff was recently organised. In the spirit of the values the college holds dear, the event was held at GoodWine Bar – a cosy wine bar in downtown Munich that was founded in 2019 by NEC Alumni Ekaterina Kuzmenko and Vladislav Anisimov.
This month saw 2,800 exhibitors descend upon Munich at the largest trade fair for sport business, the 50th annual ISPO Fair. Held from 26 – 29 January, the world’s most innovative, successful and well-known sporting brands presented their latest products at the event.
During January, Wittenborg celebrated the start of 2020 with its education partners in Munich, Germany and Bad Voslau, Austria. WUAS’ staff met with students and teachers at both locations and held discussions with management about the collaboration and plans for developing the partnerships in 2020.
Wittenborg was joined by its new partner from Munich, the New European College (NEC), at the 13th edition of the ICEF Higher Education Workshop held in Helsinki, Finland, this week where they met a range of student recruitment agents from around the world.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has now added German city, Munich, as a study destination for its students - this is in addition to its main campus in Apeldoorn, another in Amsterdam and one in Vienna.