Message from the President of Wittenborg

Peter Birdsall Chair Executive Board Wittenborg UniversityWelcome to Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences!

There are many universities of applied sciences to choose from in the Netherlands and around the world. Where you study can be a tough choice to make, and if you choose to come to Wittenborg you will have made that decision based on the good advice and preparation given by our experienced admissions office.

3 pillars - internationalisation, diversity & ethics

Wittenborg has built its reputation on three cornerstones, three fundamental pillars: internationalisation, diversity & ethics. According to the accrediting authorities FIBAA and NVAO, and the European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA):

"The panel concluded that WUAS has formulated and documented goals on internationality and intercultural aspects. The goals are such that a verification of their achievement is possible and stakeholders of the university are involved in these processes.

In the view of the panel the overall programme learning outcomes regarding internationalisation found their way into the learning outcomes of the modules. International and intercultural content are key aspects of the IBA programme. The teaching methods are such that the students are enabled to achieve the intended learning outcomes and the assessment possibilities allow the lecturers to check adequately on the modules specific international learning outcomes. Job positions of IBA graduates prove that the WUAS’ internationalisation strategy for the IBA programme is successful.

The created learning environment regarding international and intercultural aspects is clearly above average in the view of the panel. The international composition of WUAS teaching and administrative staff as well as the international composition of WUAS student body are remarkable and have a clear impact on the university’s international profile and the quality of studies. Staff and students together create a truly international and intercultural atmosphere at WUAS, which benefits all university members."

Higher Education for you

With around 1000 students at any one time, Wittenborg is an institute where you are recognised as a member of the team. That’s what makes the opportunities our school offers its students possible. Classes are international, teaching contact hours are high. Courses are offered in compact, business-like modules. Education is transparent and can be tailored to a student’s needs.

With our headquarters and main campus based in the town of Apeldoorn, we aim to introduce Dutch and International Students to companies and organisations in the local area and region, so enhancing the region’s economy, culture and social climate. Our Amsterdam location enables us to support international entrepreneurs coming to the Netherlands with a tailored entrepreneurial bachelor's programme, as well as some exciting MBA programmes for professionals seeking to further their careers.

Enter Wittenborg and you enter a highly motivated and driven organisation run in a diverse and multicultural environment in which more than 100 nationalities work, study, innovate and socialise together. Wittenborg is an entrepreneurial organisation that innovates and encourages its students to achieve.

At Wittenborg we believe that learning should be an enjoyable process that allows you to develop your goals and aspirations, and provides you with the constant support and the required study pressure to achieve those targets. Wittenborg graduates are world citizens; they nurture respect and have a sense of achievement. They have developed ambition and pride themselves in excellence. They are our greatest ambassadors!

Peter Birdsall, MA.Ed

Chair of the Executive Board