Apeldoorn conference

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14 Mar 2012

Just attended the annual “Apeldoorn conference”, held in Manchester this year. The theme of the conference was Higher Education at the Heart of Growth. This was the 11th British-Dutch dialogue conference, where British and Dutch policy makers, University administrators, commentators, politicians and business leaders came together to explore how the Dutch and British are ‘interestingly different’, in the words of co-chair Alexander Rinnooy Kan. A site visit to Manchester University was very informative and we came away with plenty of examples of best practices, opportunities for internationalisation and collaboration. I had the opportunity to address the conference and will attach my speech as soon as I have had a chance to edit it.

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March 15th, 2012 at 10:08

So far what I read is indeed really interesting.

thanks for sharing


Stephanie Mbida

March 24th, 2012 at 16:34

Dear Mrs. van der Meer Mohr,

This is in reference to the blog entry you made about me on April 19, 2011, and the letter you sent me right afterwards. I would like to thank you once again for your great support, as it enabled and motivated me, along with the letters of more than 275 other world leaders, to continue doing my best to positively impact the lives of millions of people.

After starting my college studies last August at the age of 14, I decided to take a year off to come share my experience and strategies with young people from Cameroon and Africa. I have been holding conferences at universities, was featured in several newspapers and magazines, and in about three dozen radio and TV shows. I am also working with several government ministers and other high level authorities to empower young people and encourage them to believe in education, hard work and to engage more actively in community service. My efforts have recently been acknowledged by the First Lady of Cameroon, as well as by the Ministers of Higher Education and Women’s Empowerment and Family.

I have created a Facebook page where my activities can be followed with the purpose of inspiring young people all over the world to express their potential to the fullest in their particular field of talent. The name is: Stephanie E. Mbida http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003003495943 .

Please refer EUR students and students from all over Holland to that page so that they too may be inspired to do the greatest things.

Once again, thank you.

Stephanie MBIDA

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