NU Partners With New Hospitality And Tourism Training Center In Vietnam
Niagara University has entered into a formal international partnership with a new Vietnamese hospitality and tourism training center that’s aligned with the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vung Tau.
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, signed the memorandum of understanding Jan. 5 with Mr. Huynh Trung Nam, chairman of the Imperial Group, which oversees theImperial International Hotel School, a new learning center that has been custom-designed to provide world-class tourism training for Vietnamese students.
Within the partnership, Vietnamese students will work with faculty and administration from Niagara University to receive internationally recognized certificates upon graduation. The programs will be constructed by NU faculty to meet the needs of Vietnam’s hospitality industry and combined with those approved by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the ASEAN Economic Community.
“Niagara University is excited to collaborate with the outstanding leadership of the Imperial International Hotel School,” said Father Maher, who was joined by Dr. Hung Le, NU’s vice president forinternational relations, and Dr. Kurt Stahura, dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. “The faculty in our College of Hospitality and Tourism Management are exceptional in education and skill and workforce development, which we know has a major impact on the social and economic development of a region. When you couple the ambitious, energetic workforce that exists in Vietnam with our university’s Vincentian mission of helping wherever we can, this is a wonderful partnership.”