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CMH : Hospitality Next, bridging the gap between students and digital innovations

Last year, the Centre de Management Hôtelier announced the creation of an online space dedicated to innovations in the hotel sector. The platform has been set up, and students and the general public alike can now benefit from this website, which lists the most interesting and innovative concepts for the sector. Providing a real means for students to train to think about hotel innovation through products and organizations, lists of useful information and initiatives, this tool is also a highly appreciated first digital experience.

School for Butlers & Hospitality : Combining Experience and Innovation

With 133 years of experience, the School for Butlers and Hospitality, has decided to significantly update its training program. The use of digital tools has become essential for this, with filmed training sessions, visual aids for each theoretical element, an online help and sharing platform, as well as regular training sessions for students. These pedagogical developments have been received enthusiastically by students as they make it possible to better evaluate their progress and make training clearer, more objective and more tangible.

Hotel School the Hague : At the source of global citizenship

Today the hotel sector is a global sector: it seems obvious, but students in the sector rarely had access to courses that put them in direct contact with the challenges of today’s world in all their acuity and diversity. The Hotel School the Hague is offering a seminar on the concept of global citizenship to fill this gap. Through courses on the American presidential elections, the concern for drinking water in the world and food waste, all provided by specialists in these subjects, students can make considerations that will irrigate their future professional life.

Hotel Management School Maastricht : A European course dedicated to the sector’s latest innovations

The Master of Innovative Hospitality Management, a one-year master’s degree, is presented as a European course to develop knowledge of the hotel sector. It follows two major themes: innovation and hospital entrepreneurship, on the one hand, and international hotel management on the other. The last five months are spent doing an in-company research project, which combines the benefits of professional experience and research programs. The courses are divided between Barcelona and Maastricht so that students may benefit from an international experience.

École hôtelière de Lausanne : A new ecological campus designed with help from students

For its renovation, the new Swiss campus of the Lausanne School of Architecture was the subject of an international competition between architecture schools. Innovative because of the confidence it put in students, the competition was finally won by Sofia Passos dos Santos from the University of Porto. The new buildings will bear the mark of this rejuvenation, particularly with spaces equipped with solar panels, waste water heating and geothermal probes.

The Lausanne school also offers a new MBA in hotel management; 80% online it allows professionals to continue working while increasing their skills. Finally, a new master’s degree in culinary arts has been opened, dedicated to a sector increasingly scrutinized by hotel groups.

IUBH : Embracing digital technology to open up to the international market

The German School of Business and Management IUBH, located near Bonn, has a renowned hospitality department. The latter has recently introduced new marking methods, including online exams that can be taken at any time of the day and every day. In addition, masters and bachelors alike will soon see their program leaflet expanded with new specializations in big data and digital business, which should allow them to familiarize students with the leading digital innovations, as well as their concrete application in the hotel sector. Finally, e-learning centers available worldwide provide welcome dematerialization. Important note: the hospitality department offers an international bachelor’s degree that includes an internship during the studies and a minimum of one year abroad.

Vatel Bordeaux : Social and environmental responsibility from the graduate level

The Vatel School in Bordeaux has decided to implement a social and environmental responsibility initiative within its campus. Based on the CSR model in companies, it encourages students to adopt responsible reflexes and attitudes from the very beginning of their studies. With training and growing awareness of the European eco-label and disabilities in the tourism sector, students are broadly included in this CSR approach. But they are not the only ones: staff, teachers, partners... the school wants to leave a positive ecological and social footprint on all aspects of its activity.

Dusit Tani College : Training through practice

1,200 hours of fieldwork: this is the pedagogical challenge of this Thai school, which has a partnership with the EHL for one of its international bachelors, in Hotels and Resorts Management. The «Innovation in the tourism sector» bachelor’s degree specializes in innovation in the tourism sector and offers numerous practical education sessions in addition to the theoretical training provided within the institution. From etiquette and ethics in the tourism industry to strategic management, all aspects of the trade will be facilitated by the observation and integration of workplace practices.

Taylor’s University : The Student Journey, A Stage in Professional Life

Taylor’s University in Malaysia has set up a new program that will bring training closer to future professional integration. Students may sign an agreement with a group or hotel chain to be hired and begin their career while they are still studying. This will allow them to move more quickly to positions of responsibility when they graduate. Enabling companies to find future talent and graduates to easily transition from school to the work world, this program, called STEP, is based on mutual trust between academic and professional partners.

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