- The Former General Manager of Cornell’s Statler Hotel Visited Yinxing
On the morning of September 30,2019, Mr. Richard Adie, General Manager of Cornell’s Statler Hotel and strategic consultant of Ginkgo Education Group, visited Yinxing and conducted a research on the practice teaching in Department ofHotel Management. Mr. Richard Adie was received by Dr. Fu Jing, VicePresident of Yinxing, who accompanied him throughout the visit. Mr. Richard Adie visited and inspected the hotel engineering laboratory, the bartending laboratory, the coffee and cooking laboratory. In Room 2505 of Chih Hsing Hall, he shared his valuable experience on what a hotel industry is, how to cultivate professional identity and sense of pride, and how to balance the relationship between life and work with students of DHM.At the same time, Mr. Richard Adie took Cornell's students as an example to encourage students to discover and make good use of their strengths, thinking and planning career paths from subtle work. Mr. Richard Adie spoke highly of students' language competencies and sense of professionalism and standardized management of the laboratory.
Mr. Richard Adie was sharing his experience with students
Later, Mr. Adie visited the Simple Café, which was mainly operated by students.He discussed with the management team and some teaching faculty of DHM on the deep integration between theoretical knowledge and practical skills.He acknowledged Yinxing's efforts on utilizing a cafe, a real work place as a practice teaching mode, where students could integrate classroom-teaching with best practices. This teaching mode allows students to engage in the whole process of operating a cafe, which is as significant as the teaching hotel in Nanxi campus. Mr. Adie acknowledged that the theoretical and practice courses of the hotel management major of Yinxing have been steadily advancing towards an international direction, and suggested that attention should be paid to a Ginkgo brand.
Dr. Fu Jing accompanied Mr. Adie to Simple Café
Mr. Adie had a discussion with the management team and teachers of DHM.
Mr. Adie agreed with themechanism of practice teaching and international development strategy, fully acknowledgedthe good quality and attitudes of Yinxing’s students, and he is confident that they will grow into elites leading the development of the Chinese hotel industry in the near future.
Message from Mr. Richard Adie to all students of DTM
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- The Invitation-Only General Manager Round-Table Seminar was Hosted by Yinxing
On September 25, 2019, the Invitation-Only General Manager (GM) Round-Table Seminar was hosted by Yinxing at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chengdu.This seminar is undertaken by Department of Hotel Management.
GMs from International Hotel Groups and Management Team of Yinxing
President Mr. Li Ming gave a welcome speech to express his appreciation to the guestsfor their consistent efforts and contributions to hospitality management education. Dr. Fu Jing introduced the knowledge framework of the internationalcurriculum and the path to be implemented in teaching hotel at Yibin training base of industry-school-research.
Welcome speech delivered by President Li Ming
Dr. Fu Jing introduced the current situation and development strategies of Nanxi Campus of Yinxing
Then, Mr.Richard Adie, the Strategic Consultant to Gingko Education Group and GM of Cornell’s Statler Hotel, initiated the dialogues on the theme of “Preparing the Next Generation of Hotel Professionals”.GMs from a dozen of international hotel brands such as the Temple House, St. Regis, Hilton, Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Sofitel, W Hotel conductedpleasant discussions with Yinxing teaching faculty on how hotel schools can work seamlessly with the industry to nurture students’ sense of pride in work and how to cultivate innovative management talents that meet international standards and Chinese characteristics.
This Round-Table Seminar aims to deepen the understanding of industry’s trend and needs, broaden the horizon of teaching faculty and curriculum reform, and pave the way to Yinxing’s internationalization and professionalism through dialogue with industry executives.
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- A Visit from Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Australia
On 17 September,Mr. Raffael H•STANGL, the Asian Representative of Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (Blue Mountains), Australia, visited Yinxing. Mr. Wang Junjie, ActingDirector of the International Exchange and Cooperation Office, and Zhang Yanqi, programmanager of the International Exchange and Cooperation Office, received the guests and held the meeting. Wang Junjie expressed warm welcome to Mr.Raffael H•STANGL and his team and gave a detailed introduction to the basic situation of Yinxing and the major of hotelmanagement ofYinxing. Mr. Raffael H•STANGL expressed his gratitude for the reception and briefly introduced Blue Mountains and its partnership in China. Following the cooperation conceptof mutual consultation, co-construction and sharing, the two parties heldin-depth discussions on the 3+0.9 graduate program, short-term exchange program for teachers and students. Through communications and discussions, the two parties have initially reached an intention to jointly build a platform for friendly exchanges and cooperation. Brief introduction of Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School: Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) was established in 1991. It is located in the famous tourist area on the southeast coast of Australia, the town of Lula, the center of the Blue Mountains Scenic World Heritage Site, and Sydney, Australia's largest city. Among them, the Blue Mountains Scenic Area is part of Sydney and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in New South Wales. BMIHMS is Australia's oldest boarding hotel management school. It is globally renowned for its high-quality education and training in the professional field, ranking the first place in Australia and Asia-Pacific region (Taylor Nelson Sofres Survey2010 and 2013). The courses taught are fully accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) and are recognized worldwide.
Mr. Raffael H•Stangl was introducing the Blue Mountains
Discussion on possible cooperation modes
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- Prince of Songkla University of Thailand(Phuket Campus) Visited Yinxing
On September 5, 2019, Dr. Prathana Kannaovakun, Vice President of Prince of Songkla University of Thailand (Phuket Campus), and Dr. Pornpissanu Promsivapallop, Dean of Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management (FHTM) of Prince of Songkla University of Thailand (PSU), visited Yinxing. The President of Yinxing, Mr. Li Ming, warmly welcomed the guests. First of all, President Li Ming welcomed Vice President Prathana Kannaovakun and his delegation on behalf of Yinxing and introduced the basic situation of Yinxing. Subsequently, Dr. Fu Jing, Vice President of Yinxing, explained thestrategic developmentof internationalization of Yinxing, demonstrated the achievements obtained, and proposed the direction of cooperation with the Thai Academy in the field of hotel and tourism. Dr. Prathana and Dr. Pornpissanu introduced Prince of Songkla University and its department of Hotel and Tourism Management respectively. They expressed their appreciation for the overall development of the internationalization of Yinxing. They were willing to cooperate with Yinxing in depth and jointly promote the friendly cooperation between Chengdu & Yibin and southern Thailand. Finally, the two parties reached cooperation intentions on student exchanges, curriculum matching, credit recognition, international curriculum development as well as joint teaching and co-research projects in the field of hospitality and tourism. VicePresident Wei Zhao, Vice President Yuan Ding, Vice Director Xu Junyi of Hotel Department, ViceDirector Jia Rong of Tourism Department, ViceDirectorWang Junjie of International Communication and Cooperation Office, Director Yongchen of Business Development Department of Chengdu Gingko Education Group, participated in the conference. It is reported that Prince of Songkla University of Thailand was founded in 1967 and is one of nine research universities in Thailand. Its hotel and tourism management department is a second to none high-quality university in ASEAN countries.
President Li Ming was welcomingPSU delegation
Speech delivered by Prathana Kannaovakun, Vice President of PSU
Dr.Fu Jing, Vice President of Yinxing, was interpretingthe ideology of internationalization, integration and specialization of Yinxing
President Li Ming was presenting cultural souvenirs to guests
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- A Visit from the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland
On the afternoon of June 5, Ms. Yalin Fan, the China Admissions Officer of Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland(Hereinafter referred to as EHL) ranking the first in the world in hotel management, visited Yinxing and gave a special lecture entitled "Entering the World Famous school-Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland" . Students from the Department of Hotel Management and the Department of Tourism Management attended the lecture. Ms. Yalin shared EHL Group's global layout and strategic development starting from EHL's 125-year legendary history and.In addition, sheencouraged students to be brave to challenge themselves, break through bottlenecks and develop global vision. Located in the western part of Switzerland, EHLis the first hotel management college in the world. Founded in 1893, it ranks the first place tied with Cornell University in the world in terms of hotel management major. EHL is famous for its rigorous academic studies and its emphasis on the combination of tradition and modernity, and strives to make teaching and practice reflecting both the technical service characteristics of traditional hotels and the essence of modern hotel management.
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- Yinxing Presented at the APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE Joint Conference in Hong Kong
On May 22, 2019, the First APacChrie & EuroChrie Joint Conference cum the 4th Global Tourism and Hospitality Conference were held in HongKong. The theme of the conference is "East Meets West in Hospitality & Tourism Education", aiming at exchanging frontier research, building a platform for cooperation, guiding the development of education and leading the future of the industry. The joint conference is the largest and most influential international academic summit in the field of hospitality, catering and tourism so far. It has held more than 500 keynote speeches, theme forums, editors-in-chief forums of international academic journals, round table discussions, school-enterprise dialogues, industry forums and other venues. The conference has attracted nearly 800 participants from universities, enterprises and governments from 42 countries/regions around the world. As one of the strategic partners of this conference, the delegation of Yinxing and Gingko Education Group launched a comprehensive exchange and discussion with the attendees, established contacts with excellent hotels and restaurant management schools and tourism management schools worldwide, promoted the brand of "Yinxing Hospitality Education", shared the idea of running a school, and explored the next step of in-depth cooperation mode.
The Delegation of Yinxing and Gingko Education Group
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- SEG Swiss Hotel Education Group visited Yinxing
On April 15, Mr. R. Max Behesht, President ofCesar Ritz Colleges, Swiss Education Group (SEG), and Mr. Li Hengtong, representative of Swiss Education Group (SEG), visited Yinxing and gave academic lectures. Dr.Fu Jing, Vice President of Yinxing, Ms. Xu Junyi, Acting Director of the Department of HotelManagement, and Ms. Zhang Yanqi, the project manager, attended the lecture. During the lecture, Mr.R.Max Behesht started discussions with classmates on the topic of Hospitality and Leadership and actively answered questions from students. Dr. Fu Jing, Vice President of Yinxing, warmly welcomed the arrival of Mr. R. Max Behesht and introduced the basic situation of Yinxing. She pointed out that the purpose of the cooperation is to establish a good platform for students of the two sides, hoping thatstudents can go out frequently and expand their horizons while topping up their education background. Adhering to the cooperation concept of mutual consultation, co-construction and sharing, the two parties conducted in-depth negotiations on the following aspects. First, the top-up programs; Second, to improvecommunication and learning between the teachers of the two sides; Third, to send students to Switzerland for short-term studies and participate in study tours.Through communication and discussions, the two sides reached a good consensus and wouldactively and effectively promote project cooperation.
Visiting an art museum
Mr.R.Max Behesht was giving his lecture
Q&A with students
Mr.R.Max Behesht was answering questions
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- Experts of Hong Kong Poly U DiscussedPractical Teaching Model of Hotel Management
To further improve the quality of practical teaching for the hotel management major in Yinxing, Dr. Tony Tse, Professor of Practice of School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Poly U, delivered a lecture on the topic of “Practical Teaching of Hotel and Modern Service Industry: Resource Building and Application” on March 30,2019. Dr. Wei Zhao, Vice President of Yinxing, Li Junjie, General Secretary of the Party branch ofDepartment of Hotel Management, Xu Junyi, director of Department of Hotel Management, Hu Rong, director of the laboratory, and key teachers of Department of Hotel Management attended the seminar. Dr. Tse took Hotel Icon, the teaching hotel of the Hong Kong Poly U (SHTM) as a case study and explained from several aspects such as the establishment, operation, teaching and training of the teaching hotel, the operation and management of the training restaurant, the service and practice learning. Combined with the development orientation of Hong Kong PloyU, he analyzed the teaching and research functions of the "Hotel ICON" and its important role for SHTM, as well as related research work. After the lecture, Dr. Tse and the teachers of Yinxing discussed on the value and contribution of training hotel to practical knowledge in teaching. During the communication, the participating teachers jumped out of their mindsets, clearly positioned, and actively discussed the development and methods of the practice mode of hotel management in Yinxing. Each participating teacher was actively thinking deeply about the development of Yinxing's characteristics. The launch of this seminar fully reflects the pragmatic, innovative and internationalized work ideas of Yinxing. And it’s a booster for strengthening foreign cooperation and exchanges. At the same time, it also shows that Yinxing attaches great importance to the practice teaching construction of hotel management. Through face-to-face communication, teachers believe that the practical teaching mode of SHTM is highly consistent with the educational thinking of serving students and cultivating moral character of Yinxing. It also provides a good reference for the practice teaching construction of hotel management major of Yinxing.
IPO on the spot
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- A Delegation from Marriott International Group Paid a Visit
On March 6, 2019, a delegation of 10 members of the Marriott International Group visited Yinxing. Chairman Fang Gongyu, executive director Tian Tao, senior management team of Ginkgo Education Group, Party and government leaders as well as staff from related departments of Yinxing Hospitality Management College participated in the reception, and held a friendly meeting in the conference room on the fifth floor of the administrative building. The meeting was chaired by Vice President Wei Zhao. Professor Zhang Zhiyong, Vice President of Yinxing, delivered a welcoming speech. On behalf of Yinxing, he warmly welcomed the visit of Ms. Shirley Chenfrom Marriott International Group and made a brief introduction to Yinxing. Chairman Fang shared the concept of the new project with Marriott International Group and gave an in-depth explanation of the concept of cooperation. Ms. Shirley Chenexpressed gratitude onYinxing for its reception, fully affirmed the Yinxing's achievements in running the college, and expressed appreciation for the Yinxing’s ideology of nurturing high-quality professionals with distinctive features for the development of hotel industry. The two sides held in-depth discussions on specific projects for cooperation and fully exchanged views.They agreed that by relying on the respective advantages of both parties, they could broaden the cooperation field and provide strong talent support for the development of the hotel industry!
Mr. Fang Gongyu, Chairman of Ginkgo Education Group, was delivering the speech
Zhang Zhiyong, VicePresident of Yinxing, was delivering the welcoming speech
Ms. Shirley Chen, Director of College-Enterprise Relations of Marriott International Group in China
Vice President Wei Zhao Chaired the Meeting
At the Conference
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