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The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management sees record student enrolments

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management sees record student enrolments

Dubai, 03 October 2013: The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and an integral part of the global luxury hotel company, Jumeirah Group, has seen record students enrolled this year.

EAHM has welcomed more than 200 students from 50 different countries across its three intakes this year which is an all-time record since its inception in 2001. In particular, students undertaking the flagship three year “Bachelor of Science with honours in International Hospitality Management” programme has increased by more than 30% this year. The number of students enrolled on the one year Masters programme also increased substantially.

Commenting on the increase in student enrolments, Ron Hilvert, Managing Director of EAHM said: “The increase in student numbers is testament to the growth of the hospitality and tourism industry in this part of the world.  We are privileged that students have chosen us as their preferred education provider and we are committed to developing the future leaders of the hospitality and tourism industry here at EAHM.”

The analysis on the increased student enrolment has shown that more UAE-based students are choosing hospitality and tourism as their career.  Dr John Fong, Director of Marketing & International Relations at EAHM said: “We used to recruit more international than UAE-based students and the split was 70%-30%.  However, with the increase in the number of UAE-based students, the split is now close to 50%-50%.”

Since 2001, EAHM has been one of the leading providers of University-level hospitality business education and it currently offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees designed to develop the hospitality leaders of the future.  Owned by the Jumeirah Group and located directly opposite the Burj Al Arab, students at EAHM receive excellent internship and employment opportunities upon graduation.  

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About The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management:

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai is one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and an integral part of the global luxury hotel company, Jumeirah Group.  It is a leading provider of University-level hospitality business education and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees designed to develop the hospitality leaders of the future. EAHM 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.  It is also a higher education member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). 

For further information and enrolment requirements, please visit The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management online: www.emiratesacademy.edu

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel 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, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. 

For further information please contact:
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Dr John Fong
Director of Marketing & International Relations / Associate Professor 
PO Box 29662 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 315 5118
Fax: +971 4 315 5556
Mobile: +971 555 009 565
E-mail: John.Fong@emiratesacademy.edu
Visit us at: www.emiratesacademy.edu