On May 3, Gurgaon based Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) - the hospitality education venture promoted by Dilip Puri, former managing director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, South Asia - announced the signing of a MoU with GEMS Education, a pioneering global education company headquartered in Dubai, UAE.
The MoU is a significant step in bolstering global learnings, exchanges and academic pursuits in the field of hospitality education provided by ISH. The memorandum calls for significant collaboration between ISH and GEMS Education, which includes exclusive scholarships for GEMS Education students, faculty exchange programmes, synergising of industry networks and training opportunities for staff and faculty.
Commenting on the new development, Puri said, “The signing of a MoU with GEMS Education, is a very significant step in the right direction. GEMS Education is a pioneering name in the field of global education and ISH is happy to partner with a collaborator in the realm of education who shares a vision similar to ours. GEMS Education provides a truly unparalleled standard of education to their students, and we at ISH aim to carry on the baton and take students to new heights of education, knowledge and professional opportunities. Together, we are steadfast in our endeavour to create a uniquely disruptive pool of talent for the hospitality sector, equipped with an international perspective and experience.”
Dino Varkey, CEO of GEMS Education, said, “GEMS Education is proud to offer opportunities to make quality education more accessible to all our students. Fostering a number of strategic partnerships with these renowned universities will give GEMS students exclusive scholarships to a range of world-class universities, with the flexibility to study in Dubai campuses or abroad.”
The MoU is a strategic progression for ISH, with its global curriculum designed to set benchmarks in hospitality education. The institute had previously entered into a strategic partnership with Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC) for curriculum development and faculty training and in preparation for an academic certification by Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the world’s oldest and top ranked hospitality management higher education institution.