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The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management Tops Global Student Satisfaction Survey

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management Tops Global Student Satisfaction Survey

Dubai, 15 January 2012: The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (The Academy), one of the world’s leading business hospitality management schools and a part of the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company, Jumeirah Group, has topped the recent international and domestic student satisfaction survey (ISB-SB™) conducted by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality, THE-ICE.  

THE-ICE ISB-SB survey benchmarked the responses of students from The Academy amongst peer institutions within the global network of THE-ICE, which includes over 1,000,000 respondents from 1,200 institutions in 24 countries across five continents. Consistently the findings indicate that The Academy has outperformed other institutions in areas such as “Academic Quality”, “Career Development”, “Learning Spaces (or infrastructure)” and embracing “Multiculturalism” in its academic programmes. Students have indicated that they were extremely satisfied with their on-campus food and accommodation, and with the overall experience that The Academy and Dubai as a study destination had to offer.  This was significant as The Academy exceeds all other contenders in this category by 13 percentage points.  

The Academy was established in 2001 and has since grown to about 300 students from over 60 countries.  This January, the Academy welcomed 39 new students from 11 countries with exchange students from the Beijing Hospitality Institute, the College of St Benilde, University of De La Salle, Haaga Hellia University in Helsinki, the Euro Business Colleges and International Schools of Management in Germany. They also welcome their first group of four students from the Danish Hospitality Academy in Copenhagen, who will be joined by over 50 students returning from their successful six month internships in the UAE, Ireland, Lebanon, China and the USA.

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Notes to Editors

For information on THE-ICE, go to: www.the-ice.org

For information on EAHM, go to: www.emiratesacademy.edu

About International Student Barometer™ (ISB™) Survey
This annual benchmarking survey of THE-ICE, conducted in partnership with the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate), is the world’s only tourism-, hospitality-, events- and culinary arts-focused student satisfaction survey, available exclusively for its member institutions, comprising of quality universities and private hotel schools from some 10 countries.

The survey instrument, International Student Barometer™ (ISB™) is designed and developed for THE-ICE by i-graduate, an independent benchmarking and research organisation, delivering comparative insights for the education sector worldwide: your finger on the pulse of student and stakeholder opinion. It conducts the largest annual study of international students in the world, with feedback from over 1,000,000 respondents from 1,200 institutions in 24 countries across 5 continents this year.

About The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality management is a leading provider of University-level business hospitality education in the Middle East; it offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees designed to develop the hospitality leaders of the future. The Academy works in academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and all programmes of study are fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates, the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom and THE-ICE (International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education) in Australia. The Academy has also been awarded the “Dubai Quality Appreciation Programme”, the only education institution in its category for 2010. For further information and enrolment requirements, please visit the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management online: www.emiratesacademy.edu

For further information please contact:

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Dr. John Fong, Director of Marketing / Associate Professor
PO Box 29662 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 315 5134
Fax: +971 4 315 5556
Mobile: +971 566 819 785
E-mail: John.Fong@emiratesacademy.edu
Visit us at: www.emiratesacademy.edu

About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. www.jumeirah.com

For further information please contact:

Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-373-0164
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com