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HKMU signs MOU with Marriott International Hong Kong to nurture talents for tourism and hospitality industry   16/12/2021

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Dean of the HKMU Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration Prof. Alan Au Kai-ming (second from left) signs the MOU with representatives of Marriott International Hong Kong.


The guests take a group photo after the MOU signing ceremony.


Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) and Marriott International Hong Kong has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support quality education and training in sustainable tourism and hospitality management.

The MOU was signed by Dean of the School Prof. Alan Au Kai-ming and representatives of the Marriott hotels joining the collaboration. Under the MOU, both parties will work closely to steer the development of responsible tourism and hospitality management through offering internships, management training and business case studies to students of related disciplines.

In his opening remarks at the ceremony, Prof. Au said, "Being one of the largest hospitality brands in the world, Marriott International is at the forefront of sustainable practices and initiatives in hotel management. This aligns with our School's commitment in advocating and supporting responsible management education, which also formed the basis on which our Hotel and Sustainable Tourism Management Programme was developed."

Director of Human Resources of Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers Mr Bernard Kam, representing Marriott International Hong Kong, highlighted Marriott's Put-People-First culture as one of their core values, "People play a very critical role. We always put people first. With the establishment of this meaningful and promising partnership with HKMU, we look forward to seeing more and more young and energetic talents joining our community."

This year, 16 HKMU’s students majoring in Hotel and Sustainable Tourism Management have been granted internship opportunities across five of Marriott International Hong Kong's hotels.

About HKMU:
Established by the Government in 1989, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) offers programmes of different academic levels through its seven Schools, focusing on developing practical and professional programmes to meet society’s talent needs. With effect from 1 September 2021, the University has been retitled from "The Open University of Hong Kong" to "Hong Kong Metropolitan University". The new title shows the unique position of the University in metropolitan Hong Kong and signifies the University's path of transformation and its strategic focuses.

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About Marriott International:
Marriott International encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. Hong Kong is the home of 13 Marriott’s hotels.

As the pioneer leader in hospitality worldwide, Marriott’s Put-People-First culture has consistently recognized and awarded around the globe, namely Best Places to Work by FORTUNE™, Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc and Best Employers in the World by Forbes. Marriott has long believed in the power of the associates to shape the future. Opportunities are endless for those who aspire to make a difference in the places we live and work.

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