European International College - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE is also the site of the European International College. EIC's academic programme is accredited by the Minestry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the UAE. Through the vision of its Chairman, Dr. Abdullah Abduljalil Al Fahim, the academic partnership with "César Ritz" Colleges Switzerland, makes the programme recognized locally and internationally. A Memorandum of Cooperation between the two institutions allows graduates of EIC's two-year programme to transfer to University Center "César Ritz" to complete the Bachelor of International Business Degree in four terms.

Dr. G. Qmsieh, D. Gutzwiller, O. Sorgenfrei, Asma Al Fahim, Dr. Abdulla Al Fahim,
H. Fournier. Tanja Kisseleff

Asma Al Fahim, H. Fournier, Tanja Kisseleff

The Dean of the College, Tanja Kisseleff and Asma Al Fahim, Director of International Relations, invited the "César Ritz" delegation present at the EuroCHRIE conference in Dubai to visit the campus.

D. Gutzwiller, UCCR School Director, addressing the EIC student body

62 students from 27 nationalities attended two sessions held by Mr H. Fournier and Mr D. Gutzwiller detailing the transfer opportunities to UCCR as well as expectations from the industry in relation with learning outcomes and graduate attributes. Mr. C. Hains, Dr. G. Qmsieh and Ms M. Zidansek gave the students an insight of advanced academic work with a summary of the research papers they had presented at the EuroCHRIE conference. The Swiss delegation also included Mr Otmar Sorgenfrei, Former Director of the Nestlé Pro Gastronomia Foundation and current member of the "César Ritz" Colleges Advisory Board and "César Ritz" graduate Irfan Mirza.

"César Ritz" graduate Michel Jlailaty, Sales Executive for Hilton Abu Dhabi attended the sessions and also organized the hotel bookings for the delegation

Some of the EIC facilities:

O. Sorgenfrei, I. Mirza, S. Fournier and C. Hains testing the very comfortable classroom chairs

To end a great day, Asma Al Fahim invited the Swiss delegation to a sumptuous Lebanese Buffet at the Emirates Palace. A great meal with exquisite food, in such an ostentatious setting, the Emirates Palace is really one of the most beautiful hotel property in the world. It happened to be the venue of the UAE International Film Festival and dining that night were Jane Fonda and Susan Sarandon along with other movie stars.

The Swiss Delegation at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

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