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Corporate NewsTeaming up to train hospitality professionals in the Middle East

Through its corporate services provider, Swiss Education Group Professional, Swiss Education Group will partner with Stenden University of Applied Sciences Qatar to provide professional training and development courses to different industry stakeholders in Qatar and the region.  

Established over 20 years ago, Stenden University of Applied Sciences—Qatar is the oldest private university in Qatar and the only higher education provider of hospitality and tourism management education in the country.  

Qatar was ranked as the top destination in the Middle East for a second consecutive year by Guest Experience in the Middle East Report. Through this new partnership, working professionals in the Qatari hospitality market will have the unique opportunity to receive world-class professional training by global experts in the fields of hospitality, tourism, business, and culinary arts.  

“Over the years our schools have had the pleasure of welcoming students from Qatar to study in Switzerland. And now we are very pleased to partner with Stenden University Qatar to bring Swiss savoir faire into the Qatari market.”  

Mr Yong Shen, CEO of Swiss Education Group


Participants in the professional development program will be awarded with a certificate by Swiss Education Group (SEG) or a joint certificate awarded by SEG and Stenden University of Applied Sciences—Qatar. 

We are very excited to begin our collaboration with Swiss Education Group, one of the world’s top providers of professional hospitality education. Through this partnership we will be able to effectively meet the growing demand for certified professional training and development courses in the hospitality and business sector in Qatar and the region.

Dr. Ivan Ninov, Executive Dean of Stenden University Qatar  


Logos of Stenden University and Swiss Education GroupAbout Stenden Qatar, University of Applied Sciences   

The portfolio of undergraduate degrees offered at Stenden Qatar University of Applied Sciences aims to deliver higher education that would equip its alumni with proficiency in the service management field to become competent, innovative managers and international leading entrepreneurs. The professional degree structured around the Problem Based Learning concept coupled with the mix of theory and practice has been proven to make our graduates particularly employable immediately after graduation. 

Stenden Qatar’s hospitality and tourism management programs are internationally accredited by the International Centre of Excellence in Hospitality and Tourism Education (THE-ICE) and locally accredited by the Qatari Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The university is part of the Culture, Education, Leisure, and Sports Cluster (ARIES) at Al Faisal Holding, one of Qatar’s leading private conglomerates which has played a significant role in the economic and infrastructural development of the country. 

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