2010-2015: The History of Hotelschool The Hague (Part 6)
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Our history is what made Hotelschool The Hague develop into a well-known international business school. Today, we proudly present some highlights of the period: 2010-2015.
In 2010, Hotelschool The Hague founded its university-wide Research Centre, which focuses on answering main challenges of the Industry, supporting organisations with innovative research that focuses on the latest and future trends in hospitality. Two years later, in 2012, the new building in Amsterdam, including Skotel, was opened at the Jan Evertsenstraat 171. The opening ceremony was attended by both the mayor of The Hague and the mayor of Amsterdam. This was the year that Mrs Susanne Stolte became the President, Board of Directors at Hotelschool The Hague, and the Hotelschool received an ‘Excellent Accreditation’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Altogether 469 students started the academic year, 275 of which were female, and 194 were male.
In 2013, the Hotelschool became a founding partner of ‘Hotel Schools of Distinction’, a new website was launched and the Hotelschool was ranked amongst ‘the top 5 Hospitality Management Schools in the World’ by TNS Global. Additionally, at the end of the year Hotelschool The Hague was named one of the three finalists in the category ‘Best Educational Innovation’ with the Launching Your Career (LYCAR) Course, at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards in Paris. During the year more than 50 nationalities were counted to be spread over both campuses, which strengthened our international community. Additionally, we have introduced the ‘Industry Exchange Days’ to bring Industry, Students and Employees together.
In September 2014, the new MBA Programme of Hotelschool The Hague was launched in Amsterdam. Our Global Alumni Chapters opened, as a networking platform for all Alumni of Hotelschool The Hague. Nowadays, we have established Alumni Chapters in Bangkok, Berlin, Curacao, Dubai, Dublin, London, Oslo, Rotterdam, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Washington, Zurich, Syndey, Munich, Beijing, Barcelona and Brussels. Additionally, a new Chapter will be opening soon in Hamburg. With the establishments of these local Chapters, the spirit of our special Hotelschool The Hague community is kept alive in all corners of the world.
In 2014, 25% of the Hotelschool’s Faculty was international and the August 2014 intake included 42% international students. In November 2014, the Hotelschool attended the ‘Nationaal Schoolontbijt’ (National Breakfast at School) with 10 of our students: and Hotelschool The Hague has also celebrated its 85th Anniversary with HTH Talks in The Hague. In Amsterdam, we celebrated this special moment with Taste of HTH, a Food Festival at which 30 Alumni presented their concept to our Community. Furthermore, Hotelschool The Hague published the first edition of the Alumni Magazine as a thank you to all Alumni who supported and celebrated with us at the Taste of HTH event.
A year after, in September 2015, Hotelschool The Hague was awarded the title of ‘Best Public Hotelschool in The Netherlands’ by the Keuzegids HBO 2016. On 8 October, we hosted the Hospitality Innovation Summit, welcoming top students from international Hotel Schools and CEO’s/Presidents of top hotels. In November, Hotelschool The Hague was named one of the three finalists in the category ‘Best Hospitality Management School’ for the second time, at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards in Paris and in December 2015, Hotelschool was one of the main partners of the Dutch Michelin Event, hosted at the De La Mar Theatre in Amsterdam.