On October 2, 2023, Father Duleep Deosthale - Vice President of Niagara University (USA), visited and worked with Campus II in Ho Chi Minh City to enhance the collaborative relationship between the two institutions, focusing on the Hotel and Restaurant Management program. Additionally, there were discussions about expanding and developing a partnership for the future Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
Established in 1856, Niagara University is strategically located in the state of New York, near the majestic Niagara Falls, and is approximately a 2-hour drive from the city of Ontario, Canada. Niagara University is ranked among the top 9 universities in North America, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Furthermore, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University was among the first globally to offer a Bachelor's program in Tourism. In 1993, the university earned prestigious accreditation from ACPHA for its programs in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Niagara University is also a founding member of the Hotel Schools of Distinction, a global alliance of leading hospitality schools in the Americas and Europe.
During the meeting, the representative of Niagara University - Father Duleep Deosthale, discussed the expansion of collaboration and the development of a 2+2 training model between the two institutions for the MBA program. Leveraging its status as the only "bination" (dual nationality) university in the United States, Father Duleep Deosthale hopes this direction will provide opportunities for students in programs at Campus II of the Foreign Trade University to study and graduate with a Master's degree in Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
On the university's side, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Minh - Director of Campus II, expressed deep gratitude to Niagara University (USA) for their partnership in the Bachelor's program in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Campus II of the Foreign Trade University. This collaboration has opened opportunities for students to study, experience an internationally standardized educational environment, and pursue their dreams of studying abroad in the United States and Canada with affordable tuition fees and attractive scholarship policies.
Within the framework of the meeting, Father Duleep Deosthale also participated in academic exchanges with the Foreign Language Department at Campus II of the Foreign Trade University. During the working session, he introduced the training program framework, discussed teaching requirements, and confirmed the teaching conditions at Niagara University. Additionally, faculty members at Campus II discussed and proposed various solutions to enhance academic exchanges in university education and scientific research with Niagara University.
Furthermore, during the meeting with the incoming freshmen of the Hotel and Restaurant Management program at Niagara University, Father Duleep Deosthale provided information about the transfer process and the learning environment at Niagara University. He introduced the strengths of the university and the advantages of choosing the 2+2 transfer program.