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MoU signing between Strathmore University School of Tourism and Hospitality and Modul University 


In a first of its kind event, Strathmore University School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) and Modul University, Vienna, Austria, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to internationalize the soon to be launched Master in Hospitality Business Management at Strathmore University.

The MoU was signed by both universities on the 28th of August 2020 via virtual co-ordination, in part due to complexities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions to global movement. The MoU was signed by Dr. Elizabeth Gachenga, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs Strathmore University, Dr. David Chiawo, Dean, STH Strathmore University, Prof. Karl Wöber, President Modul University, and Christian Hoffmann, Managing Director Modul Research GmbH, Modul University.

The MoU signals the formalization of a working relationship between the two universities, where one of the modules in the soon to be launched master’s programme will be taught and examined in Modul University. Global marketing and innovation as well as change management are among the units that will be taught in this module. Modul University is considered Austria’s leading international private university, with the longest tradition in tourism and hospitality education worldwide, making the institution an attractive partner for international academic programmes. This is a guarantee that the soon to be launched Master in Hospitality Business Management programme will integrate a rich experience to students both locally and abroad.

The students will have direct exposure not only to contemporary international hospitality management skills but also to global leadership hospitality practices. This will present tremendous opportunities in their careers and lead to strategic networks.

Strathmore University in turn will once more establish itself as a leader in offering quality education to build up society positively through the churning out of credible leaders into the hospitality space. The future looks very bright; and we hope that this MoU is the first of many other working relationships between Strathmore University and Modul University. The hospitality industry in Kenya is eager to experience such a master’s programme and Strathmore is excited to offer it.

This article was written by Rose Njuguna and Rose Kihara.

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