Wittenborg Celebrates First Graduates from Austria

Wittenborg Celebrates First Graduates from Austria

Partnership with ITM College in Bad Vöslau Bears Fruit

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences had its first graduates from Austria this semester – stemming from its partnership with the International Tourism Management College (ITM) in Bad Vöslau, near Vienna, Austria. Here it offers its Bachelor of Business administration programme, with specialisation in Hospitality Management, to students from ITM, who studied online.

ITM was the first college in Austria to introduce English as the language of instruction. The college is accredited and approved by the Austrian Ministry of Education.

The graduates celebrated along with about 100 fellow graduates from Wittenborg's Dutch and Munich campuses during the 2021 Summer Graduation Ceremony last Friday, which was once again a hybrid affair. Most students attended in person, observing COVID-19 regulations, while others followed proceedings online.

Wittenborg Celebrates First Graduates from Austria

Hans Lichtenwagner, director of ITM, said in a video message: "We are very proud that the first students from ITM can graduate through Wittenborg and we are also proud of what all the students have achieved. Thanks to all who cooperated with us in such a professional manner. We wish all graduates a great future. Thank you for everything."

One of the graduates, Gloria McCutchan from Austria, said the programme was "perfect" for her and that she got to know lots of people from different backgrounds. "I would definitely recommend studying at Wittenborg – I received great support from the faculty."

Another graduate, Nana Negru from Romania, said she plans on working in Austria after her studies. "My biggest challenge was the online classes. I am a relational person and I missed a lot the dynamics and interactions of learning in a face-to-face environment."

WUP 18/7/2021
by James Wittenborg
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