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Students from Tilburg University, the Netherlands visit UOWD

Tuesday, 26 April, 2011

UOWD hosted a familiarization visit on April 24 for a group of 35 students studying Human Resource Management at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

Dr. Peter Hosie, Academic Program Director, Masters of Strategic Human Resource Management at UOWD addressed the visiting students and spoke to them about the various cultural differences between the Europe and the Middle East.

Dr. Norhayati Zakaria, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Management at UOWD conducted a presentation on "Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies for the Global Workforce to the students from Tilburg University.

A student, Najat Loiazizi said, this presentation is an eye opener for us as we were culturally unaware about doing Business in the Middle East. This will definitely help us be sensitive and appreciate different cultures.

The students were taken on a tour of the campus and rated the facilities at UOWD as A-one.

Students also got the opportunity to meet Cornelio Gomes and Talien Huisman in the Student Services Department who spoke to them about the facilities and services offered to UOWD students.

Tessa, another visiting student said, it is so nice to see so many students from different nationalities studying at UOWD which is very rare at our university in the Netherlands and I would like to be a student at UOWD.