The agreement will see the launch of a new internship programme designed to prepare students for a career with Marka
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 July, 2018: Marka Holding PJSC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MODUL University Dubai, which has a 360-degree higher education degrees in business, tourism, hospitality, sustainability, public governance and new media technologies, entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation.
The programmes will be taught at the university and are designed to prepare students for roles in various departments at Marka. Participants will have the unique opportunity to benefit from the combined expertise of a global leader in hospitality education and one of Dubai’s top hospitality and tourism universities.
Benoit Lamonerie, CEO of Marka Holding PJSC, commented: “Our collaboration with MODUL University Dubai is a strategic step that will allow us to equip fresh candidates with the skills they need to join Marka’s ambitious team and stand out in Dubai’s competitive hospitality industry. We are pleased to be partnering with a university that is internationally renowned for its hospitality excellence and covers all aspects of the sector, from theory and practice to business development. This collaboration allows us to further Marka’s mission to serve the community we operate in and support the younger generation as the drivers of Dubai’s progress.”
Zaid Maleh, Managing Director of MODUL University Dubai, said: “Our partnership with Marka is in line with the University’s aim to bridge the gap between education and the industry by providing unique and improved internship training and placement programmes with leading corporations across Dubai. We are delighted to embark on this journey with Marka, a company that commits to the highest standards across the F&B industry and one that is opening the doors for passionate students to build upon their academic expertise in the highly competitive and ever-evolving hospitality sector. This partnership underpins the university’s mission to enlighten students in Dubai with undergraduate programmes designed to ensure their future-readiness on their path to becoming the leaders of tomorrow.”
Marka Holding, listed in the Dubai Financial Market since 2014 is focused on building a diverse portfolio of homegrown concepts, ranging from casual eateries to fine dining establishments. Complimenting these homegrown concepts, international F&B brands have sought out the expertise of Marka Holding when seeking to establish a footprint in the region’s growing F&B landscape. A combination of decades of experience in the financial, business development, marketing real estate and hospitality industries, ensures that each concept has the foundation it needs to guarantee success with our overarching goal be a leading company in the Middle East’s mid-to-high range F&B sector.
ABOUT MODUL UNIVERSITY DUBAI
Founded on the 20th of October 1908, MODUL has more than 100 years of legacy, making it the oldest institution in the world to offer education in tourism and hospitality.
In 2016, MODUL University Dubai, MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC became the first internationally accredited Austrian university to operate in the Middle East. The journey started with tourism and hospitality at the heart of our legacy, and today the university boasts a wide range of academic degrees in addition to professional education programmes in business and sustainability.
Founded by Dubai Investments, MODUL University Dubai offers 360-degree higher education degrees in business, tourism, hospitality, sustainability, public governance, new media technologies, entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership as well as a foundation programme and professional educational and training programmes.
Adapted for the Middle Eastern market, all courses bring an international perspective and long-standing Austrian education and research traditions from Vienna into regional contexts and requirements. MODUL University Dubai launched the Centre for Sustainability through Research and Education (CSRE) with the mission of facilitating sustainable solutions, green education and become a sustainability hub in sustainable tourism, youth empowerment and entrepreneurship.
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