News@Nyenrode | January 2017
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January 2017
Dear Mr./Mrs.,
At this time of year, most of us have our faces fixed firmly on the future, busily making plans for the year ahead. However, it's worth taking a moment to look back at the year behind us.

Just like I reported a year ago, I'm delighted to reveal that Nyenrode once again returned excellent figures for the 2015/16 academic year, which was the result of the collective efforts of all our staff. Here are just a few examples: The number of enrollments for Accountancy rose by almost 40% compared to the previous year. Our full-time MSc in Management program had an almost 30% increase in new students. Executive Education is also in the lift, with turnover in the general management and corporate governance programs seeing an upsurge of more than 20%.

The upshot of all this expansion is that we are witnessing some handsome financial returns. Nyenrode Foundation's turnover, which includes activities in Breukelen and Nyenrode New Business School in Amsterdam, grew by 6% in 2016 to 55.3 million euros, with net profits amounting to 1.9 million euros.

These financial gains show that investments made over the last few years are finally paying off, despite a sluggish start. Having upgraded our student administration and CRM system, and improving our work processes in countless other ways, we will be in a position to address the needs of students, participants and businesses much more effectively and establish a platform on which to attain an even better performance in the future.

Finally, I would like to offer you all my best wishes for happiness, health and inspiration in 2017!

Best wishes,

Drs. Remmelt Vetkamp MSc
Financial Director of Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Book history Nyenrode
In cooperation with Nederlandse Kastelenstichting (NKS), a center of expertise for the study of castles and country estates, Nyenrode Business Universiteit recently presented a new book about the history of Nyenrode and its castle: Nijenrode – Burcht, Buitenplaats, Business Universiteit. The book (in Dutch) has been written by Ben Olde Meierink of NKS, with the help of Gert Immerzeel and Helm Horsten of Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Fred Vogelzang was responsible for overall editing. The presentation took place on Monday, January 30. The Mayor of Stichtse Vecht, Marc Witteman was also present at the event.
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Ruud Kok new Board and Governance Program Director
Starting on February 1, Ruud Kok RA takes up the position of new Program Director with Board & Governance at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Kok joins Nyenrode from PwC where he works as managing partner for Corporate Governance Services. In addition he will be taking charge of the Risk Assurance Business Unit. In his new role at Nyenrode, he will be given overall responsibility for the New Board Program.
Post-Bachelor Controlling now in Rotterdam
Nyenrode Business Universiteit's Post-Bachelor Controlling program can now be followed in Rotterdam. The study is intended specifically for finance professionals who are looking for a more flexible way to brush up on their professionals skills. The Program Director of Controlling, Jan Bots of Nyenrode: “We are already offering the same program in Zwolle, Arnhem and Eindhoven. Now students in the Randstad can also take advantage of these studies in their own region.”
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MSc students join Advanced Management Program
For the second year in a row, a limited number of full-time Master (MSc) in Management students are invited to join the Nyenrode's Advanced Management Program as an effort to bring them closer to the business community. Peter Beers, current MSc in Management student, shares his experience.
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PostNL corporate art collection
From January 23 up to and including April 24, 2017, the Kunst in Opdracht ('commissioned art') exhibition, consisting of 60 works of art from the PostNL corporate art collection, is on display at Nyenrode. PostNL is owner of one of the oldest corporate art collections that you will find anywhere in the Netherlands today. This exhibition, organized by Art fund Nyenrode, showcases the diversity of the PostNL corporate art collection and includes works by artists like Marte Röling, Marlene Dumas, M.C. Escher, Karel Appel and Peter Struycken.
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Vibrant, local and sustainable
Nyenrode Business Universiteit has started a collaboration with catering partner VERMAAT to promote vitality, local products and sustainability. In a video, head chef Martijn Stoker talks about sustainable, organic and healthy food at Nyenrode.
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