It was the first time that Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences made it to the finals of this competition that is more than twenty years old. An historic milestone.
Four students make up the team from Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences: Daniel Baak (International Business and Management Studies), Nathan van den Dool (same), Guus van Haastregt (Finance and Control) and Wesley Kruijthof (Marketing Management). During the competition their coach was Daan Gijsbertse, lecturer Industrial Engineering and Management, and none other than
Ron Bormans, President of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.
In the semi-finals they defeated the St. Mary’s University team from San Antonio, Texas, USA. That same day, they started the finals competing against the home team from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, Canada.
The NIBS Competition was established in 1996. Institutions of higher education and universities world-wide compete solving real-world cases in real-time.