London campus of Glion now open to Indian students

London, July 28 (IANS) Glion Institute of Higher Education, among the top three institutions of higher education for international careers in hospitality management, has announced that it will now accept applications for its London campus from students across the globe, including India.

“We are opening our doors to all overseas students this summer. This will give our London campus an extra boost by making life here a truly international experience,” said Martin Halsall, campus director of Glion London.

“We are especially excited to welcome students from India.”

The Glion London campus, hosted by the University of Roehampton in the western part of the city, was opened in summer 2013 to students from the European Union (EU). With over 100,000 students from across the world, London is a popular study-abroad destination, the institute said.

Glion follows the traditional Swiss model and has developed a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, both campus-based and for online. It offers both bachelor’s and postgraduate diplomas in hospitality management here, besides residency sessions for business management.

Founded in 1962, the Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss initiative, which offers undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs in the fields of hospitality, tourism, and events, sports and entertainment management.

Halsall said the institution was keen to welcome students from India due to its changing dynamics.

“With hospitality industry recording unparalleled growth on the Indian subcontinent, the demand for specialised hospitality education is on the rise,” Halsall said.

“Swiss institutions enjoy an exceptional reputation for educating future leaders in hospitality industry, and the UK is among the most popular destinations for Indians to study abroad, surpassed only by the US.”

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the net of the travel and tourism industry to India’s gross domestic product (GDP) was expected to grow by more than 7 percent annually to top Rs.16.6 trillion by 2025, while generating more than seven million new jobs.

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