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Promotes Collaboration in International Hospitality & Tourism Education, including Cruise Ship studies, and links with the international Cruise Ship Industry.
On 21 June 2011 Alpine Center signed a collaborative partnership agreement with Beijing International Studies University’s School of International Education. The agreement establishes a formal procedure between the two institutions to enable students who have completed a course of study at BISU to progress with advanced standing to the Cruise Ship Hotel Operations Management course at Alpine Center in Greece. The agreement will provide opportunities for Chinese students to embark on successful careers in the rapidly growing cruise industry. It will also promote student exchanges between Greece and China.Commenting on its significance for Alpine Center, President Sybil Hofmann said:
“Alpine’s new course in Cruise Ship Hotel Operations Management was designed to meet the growing need for qualified professionals to work on the thriving cruise ship industry. With Asia’s huge potential as a booming cruise market, combined with China’s rapidly developing cruise industry which is becoming one of the fastest growing sectors of domestic tourism, this is a timely move towards preparing young Chinese men and women for careers in this industry. We were very excited when BISU’s academic leadership expressed an interest in transferring students to Greece to enrol on this course and at the same time expand their cultural awareness of the Western World.”
Mrs Zhang Rongrong and President Sybil Hofmann shake hands over the agreement in the presence of Mr Yu Chunhai, Program Director, Mrs Suling Resag, Marketing Consultant, and Jordan Eliades, Business Development Director.