EAHM's Ron Hilvert and SPEED's Dr Jack Lo. EAHM's Ron Hilvert and SPEED's Dr Jack Lo.

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University establishing an academic exchange programme between the two institutions.

The agreement provides for study abroad programmes for students, faculty exchanges, academic cooperation and programmes for the development of young talent in the hospitality industry.

The School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) at Hong Kong Polytechnic University provides world-class education and aims at producing graduates who meet the industry’s needs, an objective which it shares with The Academy.

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Commenting on the partnership, managing director of The Academy Ron Hilvert said: “We are confident that this collaboration of two world-renowned education institutes will provide students and faculty with great experiences in two destinations that are known for their tourism and hospitality industries”.

Director of SPEED Jack Lo added: “The MOU represents both organisations’ continuous effort in establishing formal links with tertiary institutions delivering consistently high standards in the hospitality sector. The synergy created enhances the professional and academic development of our students, teaching faculties and ultimately the hospitality industry around the world”.