Haaga-Helia becomes the first institution in Finland to receive THE-ICE accreditation

Based on the recommendation of THE-ICE Assessment Panel, THE-ICE Board of Directors has granted Committed to Quality (C2Q) membership of THE-ICE to Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. The membership was granted to the Degree programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management, led by Degree director Risto Karmavuo on our Haaga Hospitality campus. Congratulations also to Quality Manager Tia Hoikkala and Competence Area Director Pirkko Salo and all Haagahelians who participated in the finalisation of the Quality Audit.

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Haaga-Helia becomes the first institution in Finland to receive THE-ICE accreditation. In addition to the recognition, C2Q membership carries with it a range of benefits such as participation in the annual THE-ICE International Student Barometer Survey (ISBSB).

The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE), established in 2004, develops benchmarks and promotes excellence in tourism, hospitality and events education. Today, THE-ICE is a global organisation with 37 members from 10 countries across four continents. The organisation grants quality certifications to public and private universities, hospitality schools, institutions and universities of applied sciences who promote development and diversity in education. Other programmes with THE-ICE accreditation here.

- Internationality is part of Haaga-Helia's DNA. The accreditation serves our entire institution and most importantly, our students. All the development work is done for the good of our students, says Teemu Kokko.

Haaga-Helia looks forward to active collaboration with THE-ICE and its global network.

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