Dubai, 21 August 2011: The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), one of the world’s leading hospitality management schools and a part of the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company, Jumeirah Group, is now accredited in both Australia and the UK.
The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE), an Australian-based accreditation body, has reviewed the curriculum, staffing and facilities and determined that EAHM has met their international benchmarks. All THE-ICE accredited institutions are highly regarded for their hospitality and tourism courses and EAHM has now joined the ranks of these institutions which include public and private universities from more than 10 different countries.
Earlier this year, EAHM was also accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (IOH) which is a UK-based accreditation body that promotes the highest professional standards of management and education in the international hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. The IOH conducts extensive research into best practices in the industry and its review of EAHM’s study programmes led to the awarding of the accreditation.
Commenting on both accreditations, Ron Hilvert, Managing Director of EAHM, said: “Accreditations and quality assurances have become an integral part of our institutional review process. We have been benchmarked against top hospitality schools by independent bodies in the UK and Australia and these accreditations are a further endorsement of the exceptional work done by our faculty, our students and our colleagues.”
As a result of the accreditations, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management is now recognised by the higher education authorities in the UAE, UK and Australia. In addition, the ongoing academic association with world-renowned hospitality school, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, continues to enhance the quality of all study programmes.
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About The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality management is a leading provider of University-level business education in the Middle East; it offers both undergraduate and post-graduate 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 in the United Arab Emirates, the Institute of Hospitality (UK) 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
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 Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. 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.
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