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VMSIIHE and Turismo de Portugal sign MoU in presence of Portuguese PM
Saturday, 14 January, 2017, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, Mumbai
V M Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE), Manora-Raia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Turismo de Portugal. The MoU was signed by Dattaraj V Salgaocar, chairman, VMSIIHE, and Luis Araújo, president, Turismo de Portugal, in the presence of Portuguese prime minister António Costa, who was in Goa on a state visit.

Professor Irfan Mirza, director, VMSIIHE, led the efforts in forging an Indo-Portuguese collaboration. The knowledge exchange programme between the two nations will see a collaborative effort in the fields of research, training, teaching-learning methods and other aspects in the near future.

The MoU, valid for two years, mutually agrees to conduct student training and teacher mentoring modules in addition to institutional support. It focuses on a shared vision, to encourage and develop the training and qualification of human resource personnel working in the field of tourism, as well as to coordinate and execute professional training for students and faculty.

Mirza said, “We, at VMSIIHE, are absolutely delighted to forge an alliance with Turismo de Portugal. Portugal has a vibrant tourism culture. Together we can collaborate and enhance the quality of education we offer to our students.”

“At our institute we offer a unique curriculum, internationally trained faculty and world-class infrastructure to prepare the students for the ever-changing needs of the hospitality industry,” he added.

“Our goal is to make this institute the centre of excellence for the hospitality industry in India, and we believe we have come one step closer to that goal with the signing of this MoU,” Mirza said.
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