Jumeirah has announced that 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, 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 the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management 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 in 2011, 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."