UAE students will now be able to apply for government scholarships to pursue hospitality management studies in two of the most prestigious hospitality schools in the world
Dubai, UAE; May 13, 2013-The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has added Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management to its global list of recommended higher education institutions. Students accepted into Glion or Les Roches can now apply for UAE scholarships to complete studies.Glion and Les Roches are members of Laureate International Universities (LIU), a global network of 65 accredited campus based and online institutions of higher education serving more than 750,000 students in 29 countries. Together these leading global hospitality institutions comprise Laureate Hospitality Education.
“It is an honor to be included in this highly selective list of institutions,” said Arie van der Spek, Senior Vice-President of Laureate Hospitality Education. “MOHESR evaluates institutions apply stringent criteria to ensure that UAE students access educational institutions and programs that are licensed, accredited, and whose admission policy conforms to academically recognized practices. Having both our Glion and Les Roches institutions included is a testament to the quality and reputation of our institutions.”
Glion Institute of Higher Education, 50 years old private institution has campuses in Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Glion offers management programmes in hospitality, events, sports, tourism and entertainment. Les Roches International School of Hotel Management is a private Swiss Institution located in Bluche, with branch campuses in Shanghai, China and Marbella, Spain. It offers undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programs in the fields of hospitality, tourism, events and entertainment. Both schools are part of the world's top three institutions of higher education for an international career in hospitality management and are accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) (www.neasc.org).
Hospitality is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic fields of employment worldwide. According to the World Trade and Tourism Council, in 2012 the travel and tourism industry represents 9% of global GDP (US $6.6 trillion) and generates more than 260 million jobs (one in 11 of the world's total jobs is in the travel or tourism industry). In 2012, the UAE travel and tourism industry contributed 14.3% or AED193.5 billion to GDP and generated more than 158,000 jobs, 4.7% of total employment in the country. (Need more attribution reference for all of this)
With graduates working in countries worldwide, Glion and Les Roches alumni offer a strong executive search and placement service facilitating the integration of new graduates into the professional world and matching job offers with employment demands. Every graduating student in either institutions interviews with key recruiters from international companies, and most receive more than one employment offer upon graduation.
For more information on Glion and Les Roches and how to apply for admission, please visit www.glion.edu or www.lesroches.edu