HTMi Expands Education Collaborations in Taiwan

Following the great success of the Swiss Education Fair, Taiwan held at the W Hotel Taipei on 19th October 2019, HTMi Swiss hospitality school signed an MOU to support the internationalisation in Taiwan education, and the hospitality industry sector.

Pictured is HTMi CEO, Mr Ian Larmour with Deputy Mayor Linghu (in the middle) and Director-General Yang of Education bureau ( on the right), Taichung City government.

Following this, HTMi Switzerland representatives Ian Larmour, Andy Kurfurst, and Taiwan Representatives Michelle Shih and Jennifer Kuo toured Taiwan signing multiple MOUs with leading schools, culinary arts exchanges. Finally, they returned to the W hotel to take part in a Swiss- Taiwan hospitality and tourism exchange forum.

Various media release links are listed below.

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EBC TV News Youtube:

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台中日報∕台灣上課拿外國文憑! 教育局與國際名校簽MOU


Mr Larmour speech at VIP event for future Business strategy
Meeting President of CHU discuss further partnership strategy
Demo at partnership school
HTMi Taiwan alumni help Chef Andy Demo
Chef Andy Demo at Partnership school
Chef Andy Demo at Partnership school in Taiwan
Chef Andy Demo at Partnership school in Taiwan

Highest BSc Honours Degree Results Ever

Following last week’s University of Ulster BSc (Hons) Examination Board we are delighted to announce our highest level of academic results ever. From a BSc student cohort of 30 students we recorded twenty 2:1 (second class upper division) and seven first class honours awards. This record-breaking set of results puts the bar at a new height of excellence. We are going to have great graduation celebrations, and congratulations to all our hard working, high-achieving students, the strong support and dedication of our fully upgraded HTMi excellent academic team, and to the dedication of the UUBS team. Congratulations.

Ian Larmour CEO Sept 2019


Masters MSc Course at HTMi Receives Institute of Hospitality Accreditation

Good news! The re-accreditation review is now completed and I am delighted to
confirm that the Professional Review Panel has recommended that accreditation
be granted until the end of December 2021, for the MSc Hospitality and Tourism
Management programme offered by HTMi in partnership with Edinburgh Napier

Martin Jost , HTMi Head of Research and Academics


Moving Onwards and Upwards – Vinoth Prakas

HTMi International Development Group congratulates Mr. Vinoth Prakas for successfully steering HTMi (Singapore) to achieve its 4 years ERF followed by our first EduTrust award. Vinoth has demonstrated total dedication , and great fortitude in overcoming all obstacles and his skill is highly commended . Vinoth is now appointed Director HTMi (Singapore), as well as ascending to Director Diplomatic Relations HTMi International Development Group. Congratulations Vinoth and now steer HTMi (Singapore) to reach its vision of becoming a Leading Hotel Management Institute in Singapore .


Aishah Siti – HTMi Graduate Success in Singapore

HTMi International Development Group congratulates Aishah for her very valuable contribution and skill shown in successfully achieving the EduTrust certification. Aishah is an excellent ambassador, team player , and goal focused member of HTMi (Singapore) . As a direct result of her achievements and her strong support to achieve our EduTrust certification, Aishah is now promoted to become HTMi (Singapore) Recruitment and Career Manager. This new role is designed to lead to a strong follow through in the students development from the time they are recruited to the time when HTMi ( Singapore ) assists with Career Work Experience in Singapore , and finally to establish many career starts for HTMi (Singapore) graduates. Good luck Aishah to establish the HTMi (Singapore ) Career Centre. Aishah also has ascended to the role of Deputy Director.


HTMi Signs MOU with INTI Malaysia

On 8th August 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, HTMi Managing Director, Mr. Ian Larmour signed an academic MOU with Mr. Timothy A Bulow, Chief Executive Officer, INTI International University & Colleges, for all 6 INTI Colleges and Universities in Malaysia to provide student progression to HTMi Switzerland. We are delighted with the foundation of this important partnership and look forward to developing our relationship with INTI in future.

Spanning across Central, North and East Malaysia, INTI International University and Colleges was founded over 30 years ago and is a leading provider of quality education, offering the widest array of pathways to graduate success. Over the years, we have formed solid ties with top tier universities and key industry players to ensure that the rights skills and winning spirit are instilled in our graduates.

A key differentiator at INTI is that our students are part of the world’s largest operator of private universities, Laureate International Universities. Providing a new dimension to INTI’s programmes, the prestigious network of Laureate International Universities opens new frontiers for students through its emphasis on career-focused programmes and internationalism, which is a common thread across the countries it operates in.

Every year, INTI students work to provide solutions for over 50 industry projects presented by large corporations and attends over 20 lectures by distinguished speakers, setting a new benchmark for the Malaysian education sector. The latest teaching methodologies and technologies, along with experiential learning is applied at all INTI campuses, while courses and subjects are constantly updated to meet the evolving global market needs.

HTMi International Development Group – South East Asia Division


HTMi Partnership College, KSIT, Kazakhstan.

HTMi Partnership College with ATU University, Kazakhstan, is the Kazakh Swiss Institute for Tourism, Catering and Hotel Business. As the College goes from strength to strength, HTMi is now welcoming groups of ATU students at HTMi. At the June 2017 HTMi Graduation in Zurich, we had the honour to welcome the Consul for the Kazakhstan Embassy in Switzerland, Mr. Yerkebulan Tauyekel, and a large delegation of students from our Partnership College KSIT.

Congratulations to HTMi – ATU students from Kazakhstan and staff.

– HTMi International Development Group – Media Centre


HTMi Partnership Colleges in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Al Hokair Group Saudi Arabia and HTMi – Going from Strength to Strength

In April 2015 HTMi and Mena Company for Education and Development in Saudi Arabia, announced a strategic cooperation to establish HTMi Switzerland Saudi Arabia at Al Hokair Group of Institutes of Hospitality and Tourism. In 2015 HTMi Mena had singed one campus and by 2016 MENA took over 4 more campuses in Saudia Arabia and its students strength went up from 300 students to 1000 in current year, this partnership has seen fantastic growth with the HTMi academic programmes now being conducted on all the campuses; the Abdul Mohsen Alkohair Higher Institute for Hospitality in Riyadh, and the Higher Institute for Hospitality & Tourism in Jazan and Baha. These institutes are considered the first specialized institutes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the field of tourism and hotels. At the beginning of 2017 also saw HTMi being officially recognised by the Saudi Ministry of Education.

– HTMi International Development Group Media Centre


HTMi Partners with UEES University Ecuador

HTMi is delighted to sign an International Collaboration Agreement with one of the most recognized universities in Ecuador.

UEES, Universidad Espiritu Santo and HTMi started an important academic relationship, fully supported by the Ecuadorian Government through its Ambassador in Switzerland. This new academic relationship will give Ecuadorian students a new opportunity to succeed in the Hospitality Industry.

HTMi Academic Director Mr Charles Hains signed this International Collaboration with UEES President Mr Joaquín Fernandez Alvarado.

– HTMi International Development Group Media Centre – Latin American Division


We are delighted to announce that Professor Russell Rimmer is appointed as Advisor to HTMi Singapore

We are delighted to announce that Professor Russell Rimmer is appointed as  Advisor to HTMi (Singapore). Prof Rimmer is an internationally renowned researcher and educator and is Professor of Research Development at HTMi  He has been a researcher and teacher in the areas of economics, hospitality  and education for 30 years.  His experience is with universities and colleges in Switzerland, the UK, Australia, and Singapore.

In Russell’s role with Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Scotland, he had responsibility for delivery of programmes via East Asia School of Business (EASB) in Singapore. He regularly visited EASB over three years to meet staff, students and conduct examination panels. In this role, Professor Rimmer assured the smooth running of interactions between staff of QMU and EASB, the quality of delivery and the training of staff. He is delighted to take up this new role helping HTMi (Singapore) with its long term vision of being a Leading Hotel Management Institute in Singapore

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