Highlights of 2020
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What a year it has been! During these challenging times, we are proud to see the strength and resilience of the HTH community. We have accomplished so much this year, including a successful shift to online education. Get a glimpse of some of our highlights from 2020 and join us in creating new ones in 2021. We look forward this exciting journey!
Best of 2020 #1 - New HTH minors programme
This year, Hotelschool The Hague offered Year 4 students the option to choose between three new minors. The Future of Food, The Future of Work and The Future of Business. The minor programme prepares students for the continuous change within companies and helps them acquire crucial skills needed for becoming a future leader in hospitality. Students tackle issues that keep the industry awake, at night, individually and as part of agile project management teams. Over 140 students participated in the new programme. In 2021, we will introduce the Future of Guest. We appreciate all the work and efforts from students, colleagues, and industry partners.
Best of 2020 #2 - The Industry PRO-ject
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of 150 students had to leave their placement, or in some cases, could not even start their work experience. There was, however, a silver lining on the horizon. The HTH placement office collaborated with the industry partners and alumni and came up with an innovative idea to turn the situation into a beneficial experience; The Industry PRO-ject.
Best of 2020 #3 - Renovation of campus The Hague
In 2020, the renovation of our campus in The Hague officially started! Ms. von Stieglitz and Mr. Hardorff launched the major renovation by breaking down of an old wall. This renovation is the next step towards a sustainable, innovative and unique new campus, set for the future.
Best of 2020 #4 - Graduations
Another great success is the significant number of students that successfully graduated in 2020. Over 400 students were able to turn this adverse situation into an opportunity to stay focused and graduate, with the help and support from the LYCar faculty (Launch Your Career), who shifted the defences into an online format.
The HTH Study success programme motivated students with study delay, wanting to graduate. We are also excited about the entertaining online graduation ceremony hosted end of November, with graduates all around the world. Congrats to all and best of luck!!
Best of 2020 #5 - HTH Pre-master programme
Hotelschool The Hague’s premaster programme aims to prepare students who choose to continue after their studies with a MSc in Business Administration.
In 2019 we introduced a collaboration with the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) of the University of Amsterdam (UVA). We are extremely proud to announce that as of 2021, our premaster programme will offer students direct access to MSc masters programmes of Rotterdam School of management (RSM) and Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
Best of 2020 #6 - HRM Learning Community
Human Resources Management is identified as one of the most challenging subjects in hospitality. In 2020, HTH launched the HRM Learning Community. This is not just another networking community. NO, this is a worldwide co-creative community involving students, alumni, industry partners, lecturers and researchers who are meeting quarterly. It represents a change for the traditional educational approach: from a classroom activity, to an interactive community where education is developed based on the needs of the industry.