Wittenborg is Apeldoorn's International University of Applied Sciences:- a government-appointed institute, founded in 1987, with as most important goal, the integration of theory and practice in higher education, through combining practice and applied research. This can still be seen as the most important drive behind Wittenborg’s education, leading students to a solid base on which to build a successful and exciting career in the future, with secure prospects.
Practice and theory in the real world cannot be separated, and it is this combination in study that makes the higher education provided by the Wittenborg such an exciting and challenging prospect for students both from within the Netherlands and abroad. Wittenborg has excellent contacts with business and governmental organizations, providing both teaching staff and placement opportunities from these fields.
Wittenborg guarantees students good networking possibilities, both within the classroom, and outside! Wittenborg University is not government funded, however it is recognised in law by the Netherlands government as an Institute for Higher Education, and operates as a not-for-profit organisation. Wittenborg therefore receives no direct funding from the Dutch government, however is an institution with the right to award officially recognized degrees and legally protected titles to graduates of their accredited programmes. Government approval is official recognition that the quality of the institution, Wittenborg, has been inspected and approved of. Wittenborg is located in the centre of Europe, in the city of Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. 1 hour away from Amsterdam, only 5 hours from Paris/London/Berlin.