Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management and Beijing Hospitality Institute sign agreement

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Published May 24th, 2011 - 06:23 GMT
Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, one of the world's leading hospitality management schools and part of Jumeirah Group, recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Beijing Hospitality Institute.

The agreement establishes an academic exchange programme between The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management and Beijing Hospitality Institute - a specialist university certified by the Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL). The agreement provides study abroad programmes for students, faculty exchanges, academic cooperation and programmes for the development of young talent in the hospitality industry.

Commenting on the new partnership between the two universities, Ron Hilvert, managing director of The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, said, "We are delighted to celebrate this joint collaboration as it will give students the invaluable experience of both academic as well as professional life in two thriving destinations. And we look forward to receiving the first set of students from Beijing in the next academic year."

Gao Songtao, president of the Beijing Hospitality Institute, added, "This agreement brings academic alignment between two organisations focused on delivering consistently high standards in the hospitality sector. It is a big win for our students, our teaching staff and ultimately hotel companies around the world."

In March 2011 Jumeirah Group opened its first property in China, the five-star luxury Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in the Pudong area of Shanghai. The company has a further five properties under development in Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Sanya, Macau and Qiandaohu.

Background Information

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) specialises in providing business management degrees with a hospitality focus and aims to become the world's leading hospitality management school. 

With internationally recognised study programmes, highly respected Faculty members drawn from all over the world, state of the art infrastructure, modern facilities, strong partnerships within the hospitality industry and the close proximity of EAHM to some of the best hotels in the world, EAHM truly is, at The Heart of Hospitality.

Jumeirah Group

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts is a well-established luxury hotel company, which has had a distinct impact on the global hospitality market for the past two decades. Jumeirah has transformed the way that luxury is defined as exemplified by its flagship hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Today, Jumeirah is a member of Dubai Holding and an acclaimed luxury hospitality leader. We operate 25 properties in eight countries and employ 13,500 colleagues from across 140 nationalities. ​​​​​​

Beijing Hospitality Institute

    Approved by the Ministry of Education, Beijing Hospitality Institute (BHI) was found in 2008. The 4-year undergraduate degree it confers is accredited by the national government. Enjoying a high reputation in hospitality industry, BHI is committed to cultivate senior management personnel for hospitality and other high-end service industries. BHI offers a choice of 7 optional directions in the major of Hospitality Management

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