Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1987 by Dutch entrepreneur Williem H Nijkamp. The school quickly grew into an expertise centre for Banking and Insurance and Real Estate Management, providing these industries in the Netherlands with hundreds of graduates. (See 25 Years of Higher Education)
Enter Wittenborg and you enter a highly motivated and results-driven organisation operating in a diverse and multicultural environment, in which more than 100 nationalities work, study, innovate and socialise together. 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.
To do so, Wittenborg's Research Centre operates as a knowledge hub. The Wittenborg Knowledge Hub is a dynamic environment where international lecturers, researchers and students bring in their knowledge, experience, skills and cultural background and gain new knowledge, skills and understanding. An environment where organisations can drop in for available knowledge or plunge in to develop new knowledge together with the researchers of Wittenborg.
Wittenborg has two types of student tutor support systems, one for academic issues and one for non-academic issues. The University has an open door policy which means that students find all staff easily accessible during office hours on the days they are working. Also Wittenborg Online and Office365 make it easy for students to contact the correct staff member about any issue. Wittenborg is also small enough to allow students to have easy and direct contact with management, if they wish.
Finding accommodation as a student is always an exciting but sometimes daunting task! At Wittenborg we assist our students in finding suitable, local accommodation, often managed by the university. Wittenborg offers shared apartments: 3-5 students share an apartment or house. Wittenborg offers campus accommodation: students have their own room within a campus complex, sharing kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Dutch or other EU-national students are encouraged to find their own accommodation, however, they can opt for Wittenborg’s own accommodation if available.
Wittenborg University has two campuses in Apeldoorn, an Undergraduate Centre and a Postgraduate Centre. Both are situated directly beside the station, both within 3 minutes’ walk from the trains, busses and taxi services. Both campuses are also within 10 minutes walking distance from the shopping centre of Apeldoorn, the restaurants, the market, the city hall and all the central facilities the town has to offer, including museums, library, theatres and bars.
The city of Apeldoorn has many facilities for those wanting to participate in organised sports:
Wittenborg Students are active in their own sports group, which organises outside activities such as soccer and basketball in the nearby parks. They make arrangements through a private facebook page for students and staff, which is given to students during their introduction day on starting at Wittenborg.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences is appointed by the Dutch Ministry of Education (Brin number 25AY), and meets all required regulations. All degrees have been developed in consultation with, and have the support of business and industry.